MacArthur Park’s American BBQ Road Trip Sets Off for 2016 First stop: Mardi Gras New Orleans

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year MacArthur Park gave diners an unforgettable tour of America's Regional Cuisine - making culinary stops around the USA famous for their time-honored BBQ traditions. The format was so well received that the restaurant will be once again hosting its American BBQ Road Trip with a total of seven stops this year. For each Road Trip stop, MacArthur Park marries regional BBQ favorites with seasonal produce to offer a prix fixe menu that reflects that area’s iconic dishes.


This year, the American BBQ Road Trip promises to twist and turn its way through our nation’s grilling greats including:


      New Orleans in February

      Kentucky in May

      Back home to California for June

      Texas in July

      Georgia in August

      Tennessee for Memphis style BBQ in September; and,

      The big flavors of those classic steakhouses of Chicago for October.


The restaurant’s first stop for 2016 is New Orleans in time for “Fat Tuesday” on February 9,  where an authentic Cajun three course prix fixe menu pays homage to The Big Easy.  BBQ Oysters, Cornmeal Crusted Whole Mississippi Catfish, Duck and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, and Cajun Baby Back Ribs are some of the stars of the evening along with desserts Corn Bread Pudding and Bananas Foster.  A full menu is available at


A creative beverage program complements the food with a cocktail list including Hurricanes and Sazeracs and a solid selection of Craft American Rye Whiskey.


The iconic Julia Morgan designed building - an example of the early 20th century Craftsman movement - is home to MacArthur Park and a traditionally styled venue perfect for enjoying the bold, smoky flavors of American BBQ. Chef-owner Faz recalls; "MacArthur Park has always been about BBQ, and smoking American style. Along with our Signature MacPark Baby Back Pork Ribs, we love bringing forth bold flavors and subtleties of regional American BBQ."


The MacArthur Park American BBQ Road three-course Trip Prix Fixe Menu is $45 per person for New Orleans “Fat Tuesday” (drinks not included). Due to past popularity of these events, it is suggested that diners book early.


MacArthur Park

27 University Ave,

Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 321-9990