Today is Fat Tuesday, and it’s time to laissez bon temps rouler. If you’re looking for cheap drinks and beads a la Bourbon Street, it seems that every other bar is hosting a Mardi Gras party tonight. (The long-running Bourbon Street Bash at Rumors is one of the most popular.)
But if you’d like something a little more adult, some new Cajun-themed restaurants and old favorites are throwing Mardi Gras parties with live jazz and funk, gumbo, etouffee and king cake specials, spirited cocktails and even a crawfish-eating contest. We’ve complied our favorites into a list of Editors Picks.
And for everyone celebrating Shrove Tuesday as well as Fat Tuesday, we’ve got a list of the area’s best places for pancakes.