Last-Minute Mardi Gras Plans

Here’s where to celebrate Fat Tuesday tonight.

King cake donuts, a Mardi Gras dessert special at Acadiana. Photograph courtesy of Acadiana via Facebook.

Happy Mardi Gras, Washington. If you’re looking to celebrate with a po’ boy, here’s our roundup of the local offerings. For those of you who wish to make a night of it, however, here are seven places to get your grub on, NOLA style.

It’s New Orleans on New York Ave. at Acadiana, which is serving up a four-course prix-fixe Mardi Gras feast ($45) in the dining room and offering happy hour specials (including frog legs and crawfish bread) all night long at the bar.

The Georgetown nightclub is celebrating Mardi Gras with multiple bands and an all-you-can eat buffet for $25. Details here.

Bayou Bakery
The Clarendon Alliance Mardi Gras parade takes place tonight beginning at 8, and Bayou Bakery is getting in on the action with a special parade-route menu. Crawfish Monica, crawfish étouffée, gumbo, “mini muff-a-lottas,” “peppa weenies,” jambalaya, and cream-cheese-stuffed king cakes will all be available for $7.

Central Michel Richard
The fifth annual Fat Tuesday fete at Central—featuring live jazz starting at 7 PM—includes a special menu with dishes like turtle soup and shrimp-and-crawfish étouffée. More details here.

Reservations are required for Eatonville’s $45 celebration dinner tonight. Dishes include gator gumbo shooters, crabcake with creole aïoli, jambalaya, and a “king cake surprise.” Reserve here.

Jackson 20
This Alexandria eatery is offering NOLA drinks specials such as Hurricanes and Crescent City Fizzes, along with food specials including, but not limited to, country ham hush puppies, red beans and rice, and fried chicken.

Chef Dennis Marron has a special Mardi Gras menu on offer at the Penn Quarter restaurant. Dishes include beignets, crawfish, and gumbo. There are also specials on New Orleans–brewed beers from Abita and Dixie Brewing Company.

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