Just a reminder that tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Lots of Portuguese bakeries will be making donuts called Malasada's. San Jose has the biggest number of bakeries on Alum Rock.
I was also thinking that maybe some of the Cajun and Creale restuarants might be doing something special, though I don't know for sure.
Beuregard's on Solano in Albany, always has a Fat Tuesday menu every week.
There might be other special things to keep an eye out for tommorrow like King's cake.
The best malasadas I've tried to date are from Popular Bakery in San Jose on Alum Rock in San Jose. Go across the street and have some Portuguese coffee at Café Docanto while watching the Mardi Gras from Portugual on tv.
There are two other bakeries on Alum Rock that sell them.
In Hayward, there is Hiser Bakery 18563 Mission Boulevard.
In Santa Clara, Portuguese Bakery 2082 El Camino Real
Never checked to see if 9 Islands Bakery
1 Padre Parkway, Rohnert Park sold malasadas.
Looked at Citysearch for Cajun and there were lots of places I've never heard of before (BTW, Forbes Island is so incorrectly mislabeled as cajun) Here's some ideas.
Let the good times roll, Wednesday lent starts.