Soundtrack: Yamomanem, who will second-line from Dupont Circle to Bayou today at 4 p.m.

• For everything Mardi Gras, see Nightlife Agenda and here.

• Restaurant Week begins. Restaurant Week ends. Restaurant Week gets extended. [Washingtonian]

• What's the best D.C. dish priced at $5 or less? [Eater]

• The New Republic profiles Ezra Klein, our Post colleague and a huge fan of Great Wall Szechuan House. [TNR]

Free Turkish coffee on the streets of D.C. today, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. [Eater]

• Find yourself complaining about a lack of singles in Washington? Get thee to Rosslyn and Upper Northwest, apparently. [DCist]

• Wiseguy's Pizza gets some love on the "as good as New York" front. [Girl Meets Food]