Published on: February 21st, 2012
Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!
Today is Fat Tuesday, and history and tradition state that today is the day to eat richer and indulge in your favorite fatty foods before tomorrow comes along and Ash Wednesday guilts everyone into giving up the things they love—like “sweets” and “gluten”.
Even though Colorado is a long way from the French Quarter, some of your favorite local restaurants and bars are celebrating Mardi Gras in style tonight! With menus filled with everything from crawfish, Andouille sausage and shrimp to frog legs, roasted hog and even alligator! Spend your gluttonous day indulging in some traditional N’awlins cuisine, sipping on Hurricanes, and stomping your feet along to the sounds of a washboard and some classic Zydeco music!
Check out these Boulder County locations tonight and get your Mardi Gras on Bourbon St. Style!
Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids
1555 S. Hover Rd. | Longmont | 7-10 pm
Oskar Blues is serving up traditional down-home cooking all year round, but you can always count on them go big for Mardi Gras. Get your purple, green and gold beads here and catch one of the best Bluesania Zydeco bands that will be sure to have you on your feet all night! Get your Whole Roasted Hog, Alligator, traditional Gumbo, Oysters on the half-shell, Hurricane’s, Abita Amber Ale, Zydeco music and face painting for the kids—here.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
928 Pearl St. | Boulder
Two words: Crawfish. Boil. I love a good Cajun Crawfish Boil, and Jax Fish House knows just how to do ‘em right! Live gulf crawfish and shrimp, a little spicy Andouille sausage, some red skin potatoes, old bay seasoning, fresh lemon and a little bit of love. Jax is also serving up some crispy Bayou Frog Legs served with blackened aioli and house slaw along with some fried oyster and shaved tasso ham Po’ Boys. Cajun cuisine at its finest!
450 Main St. | Lyons | Dinner at 4 pm, Music at 7 pm
Join the Lyons Fork for Fat Tuesday and the last day of their Feasts of New Orleans! Food specials include: Sausage Jambalaya, Trout Ponchetrain, Begnets and King Cakes. Live music starts at 7 pm with some collaborative blues by local boys, Ash Ganley and Terry Kishiyama. And while you’re there, celebrate National Margarita Day one day early with some tequila goodness whipped up by the friendly Fork bartenders.
637 Front St. | Louisville
Louisville gem, Lucky Pie is throwing a Fat Tuesday party filled with drink specials and a unique take on Cajun food. Order a Lucky Pie Cajun Pizza and wash it down with a $3 Polestar Pilsner or a $5 Sazerac! LP will also be serving up some Andouille and Chicken Gumbo along with their regular delicious menu and 21 tap handles of craft beer love.