Bourbon Street is the heart and soul of New Orleans’ bars and nightlife. Photo: By The Nightlife Blogger, Pinch me. Wake me up from the bad dream. Splash come cold water on my face. Actually, make it a Hurricane and keep doing it because with this news I may go insane. There’s no bourbon on Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year. There are no Hurricanes, Hand Grenades or colored slushy drinks. Heck, there’s not even any “Huge Ass Beers.” As unfathomable as it seems, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has cut off all alcohol sales throughout the French Quarter and – gasp – this includes closing the bars on Bourbon Street. This will take affect on the Friday before Fat Tuesday and last until Ash Wednesday. That makes Nawlens – the land of plenty as in plenty to drink – a dry city in the


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