Where to Celebrate Fat Tuesday in NYC
King cake for Mardi Gras
Looking for a place to celebrate Fat Tuesday NoLa style? We've got a few suggestions:
Back Forty in the East Village is hosting a Fat Tuesday feast that will start with sazeracs and beignets; a three-course dinner with beer pairings by Sixpoint Brewery and a Pain Perdu dessert will follow. The dinner will run you $50, and seating is communal.
In the Flatiron, Gravy is putting on an extravagant prix-fixe dinner. Gumbo, grilled oysters, shrimp étouffé, fried chicken, and sour apple king cake are only some of the dishes on the $45 menu. Tonight, live jazz and soul music will accompany the dinner.
The Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball is being held tonight at 7 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge. Expect a costume contest, raffle, live entertainment, and lots of dancing. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with all proceeds going to the Lower Eastside Girls Club.
Throw down a Hurricane or a Dark and Stormy at Bourbon Street Bar & Grille near Times Square.
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