While there are plenty of debaucherous parties going on this week for Mardi Gras, there are others that seem far more laid-back. Acadiana, for example, is hosting a special Mardi Gras happy hour on Monday and Tuesday that focuses on New Orleans drinks -- the Hurricane, the Pimms Cup, Dark and Stormy and Bourbon Lemonade -- for $5 each. (Of them all, we'd suggest the Category Five, which mixes several rums into a sippin' drink that will blow you away.) A special menu of "New Orleans Street Fare," including sliders and crawfish bread, is available for $2 to $5. Specials are offered at the bar between 5:30 and 10:30.
-- Fritz Hahn (Feb. 17, 2008)