Mardi Gras

Discuss how to celebrate Fat Tuesday here, from restaurant recommendations to advice on visiting New Orleans, classic King Cake recipes, and more.

What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

There's one obvious answer to the question, What is the difference between Mardi Gras and Carnival? and that's where they're celebrated. Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans, and Carnival is mostly...

Bywater Bakery King Cake

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Today's Easter Sunday and I'm just getting around to looking at my photos from before Lent. I was gifted a frozen quarter of King Cake from NOLA's Bywater Bakery. For Mardi Gras breakfast out h...

How do you mark Fat Tuesday, 2/16?

by gutreactions 8 months ago

It's Mardi Gras time! Fat Tuesday is on Feb. 16th, right after Valentine's Day! Don't know if I can handle all the excitement, but will definitely give it a shot. Good eating and imbibing at a favo...

Where to for Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras in metro NYC?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's coming up fast. Fat Tuesday celebrations will take place on Tuesday, February 25th. Do you mark Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday? If you can't make it to New Orleans, where are the best spots in the New...

McKenzie's King Cake

by 3StarsFoodie 1 year ago

Where can I get a king cake like McKenzie's? No filling. No heavy icing.

keeping rice warm for 4 hours

by uteDavidson 6 years ago

I am having a Mardi Gras party for 60 people and cooking Jambalay. Keeping the Jambalaya warm is not a problem, but what is the best method to keep the rice warm? Any suggestions very much appre...

Jambalaya Rice Question

by Bigley9 2 years ago

So I am making jambalaya tonight to take to the office tomorrow for lunch. I am making it stove top, but will put it into a slow cooker at the office so it will be hot. Should I: 1. add uncooke...

4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Invest in alternative storage. I'm not kidding when I say that I used to really love plastic storage bags, from snack-size to gallon-size zip-top bags — so this was, perhaps, the biggest ch...

Best thing to give up this Lent is plastic, not chocolate

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Lent is just 40 days. Six weeks isn’t loads but trust me, trying to go plastic-free for over a month is going to be a massive challenge. That means not buying any pre-packaged food, no bott...

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

What are you doing for Mardi Gras? 7:59am - My first stop of the day was Doughnut Dolly in SF's Twitter building lobby. Today is Paczki Day, devoted to the rich Polish donuts filled with jam or...

NOLA for Mardi Gras

by MrGaglianos 4 years ago

Hi guys, I'll be visiting New Orleans for 4 nights from Saturday Feb 25th until Wednesday March 1st. Staying in the French Quarters, so should be a fun stay! Can't wait! As for a restaurant i...

Where to for Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras?

by gutreactions 4 years ago

Fat Tuesday falls out on February 28th. What are the best spots to indulge in West/Fair? I know The Bayou in Mt. Vernon holds an annual event..

Pączkis in DFW area?

by JenniferPT 5 years ago

Anywhere in DFW area? Maybe it's just a thing with large Polish communities up north? Just miss having one on Fat Tuesday. .

Paczki in Nashville

by leaannfracasso 5 years ago

Really need a bunch of Nashvillians to call Aleksey's Market ((615) 383-0071) to put in their Paczki orders. If they don't get enough orders they aren't going to make them and this Chicago-spoil...

Help with 4 day weekend Mardi Gras Lite in January

by walker42 6 years ago

Curious about: Sylvain Angeline Galatoire’s Herbsaint R’evolution Root GW Fins Commander’s Palace August Central Grocery Domenica And for Monday Lunch via bike: Bacchanal Brigst...

Where to celebrate Fat Tuesday & Lunar New Year?

by gutreactions 5 years ago

Lunar New Year starts on Feb. 8th. Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras is on Feb. 9th. What are your suggestions for celebrating these food-centric holidays in greater Westchester?

Weekend before Mardi Gras restaurant recommendations

by bblonde 5 years ago

My husband and I will be in NOLA for a short trip from late Friday evening February 5 to late evening February 7, the weekend before Mardi Gras. On our last trip to New Orleans we had several good...

Lakeshore Mardi Gras

by Googs 6 years ago

If you happen to go, stop by Barbecue Alley for the charcoal grilled jerk chicken with rice and peas. Don't skip the hot sauce. Best festival food of the season so far.

Happy Pancake day!

by Foxeyblue 6 years ago

How do you eat yours? And do you prefer the traditional English slightly thicker pancake, the American stack, the French thin crepe or even a stove-top drop scone? Personally I think the any of ...

Mardi Gras - sharing in Fat Tuesday

by eatingjoy 6 years ago

We have shrimp and crab gumbo and mini King cakes going for tonight. What delicious plans have you got going on celebrating Mardi Gras?

Looking for food recs not too far of the parade routes on Monday night and Fat Tuesday

by adamandeve 6 years ago

Hi- We will be arriving to NOLA on Monday Feb 16 in the afternoon, and staying at the Loews Hotel near Poydras. I am at a bit of a loss on how to plan our meals on Monday night and Tuesday, as i...