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Escaping Carnival at Mick's Irish Pub



Gentle reader, minor collapses are to be expected. Nay! Welcomed.  Kindly catastrophes of body and spirit burst forth like dryads from the oaks, slinging tiny fistfuls of poppy dust. And we are saved from ourselves. For the way to Mardi Gras is long, and along that way, we sometimes must rest.  My full intention was to write from some famous watering hole along the Uptown parade route, dear friends. But beset by the hepatic rigors of the past few weeks, strategic retreat was my only option. I needed somewhere out-of-the-way. Somewhere I could have a quiet drink and a few friendly bar games to salve my Carnival anxiety. And so it was that I made my way after a small ordeal into Mick’s Irish Pub on Bienville.      


Bloomsday at Mick's


For most of us, it's just Thursday. But for those among us that find themselves enthralled by books longer than the Bible, and partial to use of a companion book to navigate the one they're reading, it's Bloomsday. The annual holiday, conceived by literary fanboys and girls in awe of James Joyce's ultimate tome, Ulysses, is marked around the globe with reading, and, in the storied Irish tradition, plenty of drink. Locally, a celebration is set for tonight at Mick's Irish pub, located in Mid-City at the corner of Bienville and Bernadette. There will be reading, until, of course, everyone's fluthered. More details over at Toulouse Street.


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