Our friends at Borderlines Food and Travel have written an outstanding overview of what Mardi Gras is like here in Acadiana. We know that everybody who's not FROM Louisiana thinks we only have Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but our Acadiana celebrations are really something special! The parades, chicken runs, and rural events are spectacular, and can be seen in  Eunice, Iota, Church Point, Mamou. Yes, we have huge floats and rhinestone costumes and beads, but to see little children chasing a chicken for a gumbo is an 'Only in Louisiana' happening. The traditions for Mardi Gras go way beyond the glitz and glamour - it's one of the things that makes us....us. Happy Mardi Gras, ya'll, and check out the entire article from Borderlines Food and Travel!