French Korner Holiday Party


Houndstooth Saloon, the Wrigleyville bar that recently made a splash as the infamous Griswold's, a "Christmas Vacation" pop-up, is transforming the corner of Clark and Roscoe Streets yet again — this time into a full- blown Mardi Gras celebration. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 4, French Korner at Houndstooth will bring a slice of the Big Easy to Wrigleyville with 21 days of Mardi Gras music, food, drink and merriment.

What had been Cousin Eddie's RV parked on the Houndstooth patio will get a full makeover into a classic Mardi Gras parade float. Guests are welcome to grab a Hurricane and head into the RV filled with beads, masks and more beads for an Instagram-worthy pic. Inside, the Bourbon Street vibe and décor continues, with food and drink specials and a full slate of entertainment

The Houndstooth culinary team, which includes award-winning & 2 Time Seafood King of Louisiana Chef David Dickensauge, created a menu of Creole and Cajun specialties exclusively for French Korner. Gumbo Ya-Ya comes with potato salad poured tableside into the bowl, the Creole way. The Chicago Creole Dog combines the best of both worlds: a sausage topped with crawfish chili, crab-boiled pickles and pickled collard greens. For dessert, freshly baked King Cake Cupcakes feature Bavarian crème and strawberry filling inside red velvet and cinnamon roll-flavored cake, and Chef Dickensauge's housemade Beignets.
Guests can also look forward to elevated versions of classic Bourbon Street cocktails—the Hurricane, Hand Grenade and punch, among them—from the talented, fun-loving beverage team at Houndstooth.

Mardi Gras-inspired events will take place daily at French Korner, from burlesque to a masquerade ball and traditional crawfish boil. Highlights include:

Tuesday, Feb. 4: French Korner kick-off. Be the first to see the transformation from Houndstooth to French Korner

Tuesday, Feb. 11 + 18: Mask painting with half-priced wine bottles. Pick a mask from French Korner's collection and use glitter, paint, feathers and gems to make a personalized mask ahead of the Masquerade Ball or just for fun! Enjoy half-priced bottles of wine all night

Friday, Feb. 14: Lonely Bear Mask Match Maker Party.

Saturday, Feb 15: Masquerade Ball. Southern-inspired bites and a night of dancing. Don't forget your mask to receive your glass of champagne. 

Friday, Feb. 21: Voodoo Hot Wing Challenge. A specialty housemade spice blend is sure to set mouths on fire. Prove you are the spice king. Tickets available on our events page.

Saturday, Feb. 22: Houndapalooza! Spend Saturday at The French Korner at Houndstooth for a day filled with live music and a crawfish boil with Award Winning Cajun Chef David Dickensauge, the seafood king of Loiusiana. Tickets available on our events page.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Fat Tuesday Celebration with live music. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with traditional eats and drinks all night long.

Weekly events during the pop-up will include a Bourbon Street Burlesque show on Monday evenings and live music, including local jazz and blues musicians, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Finish off the weekend with Live Band Karaoke every Sunday, with a specialty Masked Karaoke night on Sunday, Feb. 23.

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