‘Fat Tuesday’ fun
We’re guessing you’re suddenly in the mood for Cajun food, jazz music, bead necklaces, and have a general New Orleans state-of-mind. Don’t fret — with Mardi Gras around the corner, we have plenty of Fat Tuesday options available in your very own city.
The second Annual Mardi Gras fund-raiser was held at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel last year. Next
Fat Tuesday at the Liberty Wharf
Speaking of Fat Tuesday, this Liberty Wharf newbie is doing one night of NOLA-style grub. In addition to killer hurricanes and de facto Cajun fun (jambalaya, shrimp and chicken gumbo), they’ll also have Louisiana Seafood Burgers made with swordfish, halibut, and salmon. Offering colorful beads to diners may not have the same effect here.
The deal: Feb. 12, 75 on Liberty Wharf, 220 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-227-0480 Next
Tres Gatos turns two on Tuesday. Which is great, and made better by way of a Spain-meets-Mardi-Gras fiesta. Think: gratis bar bites (bocadillos, shrimp ceviche), New Orleans funk and Dixieland music, 10 percent off anything in the bookstore and vuvuzela blowing. It’s not a birthday without a bizarre, single-note horn.
411: Feb. 12, 6 p.m-midnight, no cost, cash bar, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-477-4851. Next
Mardi Gras and the Year of the Snake
Why not celebrate the year of the snake and combine Chinese New Year celebrations with your Mardi Gras festivities? The Charles Hotel’s Regattabar is hosting the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble for their Mardi Gras show.
When: Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., $20 cover
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Darryl’s will be bringing the tunes of New Orleans to Boston for Mardi Gras as Henri Smith, a jazz musician from New Orleans, will be playing blues, jazz, creole, and Cajun-style music.
That’s not all — the bar will also feature special Fat Tuesday themed martinis. Don’t forget to show up in your best beads and masks — a best dressed competition will be held.
When: Feb. 12, 5 p.m.-midnight, $5 cover
Where: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave ., Boston, 617-536-1100, www.darrylscornerbarboston.com.
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