Got a question about New Orleans’ signature event? The city’s foremost Carnival expert, Arthur Hardy, has an answer. He’ll be available at noon Wedneday, Jan. 28, via live chat at theneworleansadvocate.com. Or email AskArthur@theadvocate.com , mail it to Arthur Hardy at The New Orleans Advocate, 1010 Common St., Ste. 3030, New Orleans, LA, 70112, or call (504) 432-9257.

Answers will be published on the front page of the EatPlayLive section. And Happy Mardi Gras!