Are you ready to kick off Mardi Gras week? Then get ready to ‘laissez les bons temps rouler’, or let the good times roll! The Figge Art Museum (located at 225 West 2nd Street Davenport) is hosting a Cajun Cook-Off on Sunday, Feb 26 from 5pm-8pm. The cost is $30 until Feb 24 and only $35 after that date. Either visit their website at:  or call 563.326.7804 to purchase tickets.

Come enjoy Cajun or Creole inspired cuisine, a Mardi Gras themed photo both and beads galore! Costumes are encouraged! This event is being presented to you by the Friends of the Figge and 8 local chefs from the Quad City Area. A full list of participating chefs and restaurants can be found on the Facebook event page:

Admission includes all-you-can-eat access to each buffet and one coin to vote for your favorite chef. Attendees will also have the exclusive opportunity to bid on their favorite chef for a private catered event or a 7-day river cruise on the American Queen or American Empress Steamboat and more! Don’t miss this one of kind event!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for