Check Out These Cajun Restaurants near your Gaslight Commons Apartment

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is right around the corner on Feb. 28, a time filled with parties, fruity cocktails, fun music and happy people. And even if your Gaslight Commons apartment is nowhere near the Mardi Gras capital of New Orleans, you can still get some stellar Cajun cuisine in your South Orange neighborhood to celebrate – all without ever getting on a plane.

If you’re looking to get festive on Fat Tuesday, then check out these restaurants with a warm, Southern touch near your Gaslight Commons apartment. Plus, many of them will be hosting Mardi Gras events such as buffet-style meals, live music and more, so be sure to give them a call to find out what will be happening on the special day.

Creole Restaurant, located at 1084 South Orange Avenue in Newark which is a mile and a half from your Gaslight Commons apartment, serves quality Cajun and Creole food in a warm, welcoming environment from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Check out this local hotspot on Mardi Gras – or any day – for an authentic Southern meal, especially tasty and filling on these cold February days!

Hat City Kitchen, located at 459 Valley Street in the City of Orange which is about two miles from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a Southern comfort-food eatery that hosts live music and proceeds benefit Valley Art District revitalization. Specializing in Cajun and Creole food, otherwise known as ‘soul food,’ check out some of their signature entrees such as jambalaya, catfish fry, Creole shrimp and more!


Creole Restaurant

1084 South Orange Avenue, Newark

(973) 374-8311


Hat City Kitchen

1084 South Orange Avenue, City of Orange

(862) 252-9147

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