Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is right around the corner. Mardi Gras is historically the last hoorah before Lent, for those of Christian faith. Everyone is invited to celebrate Fat Tuesday, February 21st, by indulging in Cajun inspired menus, and events.
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Bayou Kitchen – While Fat Tuesday is the most notable day of celebration, indulgence in cajun-inspired cuisine has no expiration date. If you are out and about looking to get your fix, check out Bayou Kitchen on Forest Ave. Please note, they are closed on Tuesdays.
Coals – Pizza joints can get in on the Mardi Gras fun too. Coals Bayside will be celebrating Mardi Gras Tuesday night with homemade chicken and sausage gumbo and $7 Hurricanes.
HiFi Donuts – Did you know that Mardi Gras has meaning to various cultural groups? The Polish have a rich history of celebrating Paczki Day, also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Join HiFi Donuts to indulge in traditional paczki stuffed with strawberry jam.
Hot Suppa – Co-Owner Moses is no stranger to Mardi Gras celebrations. Share in the tokens of his travel that inspire the food and culture of Hot Suppa found decorating the restaurant. Portland’s Southern Kitchen and Bar will be open for Tuesday Brunch, 8am – 2pm serving up Shrimp and Grits, and spicy Bloody’s. Rumor has it that they may even have a special “Nawlins” inspired special to come! Stay tuned!
Po’ Boys & Pickles – Po Boy’s restaurant on Forest Ave may be small, but their oversized po’boys and hearty Cajun eats can fill any empty stomach. For Mardi Gras, they’re offering a $3 canned beer special, including craft beer.
Shaking Crab – Just outside of Portland, is South Portland’s very own Cajun Seafood House, the Shaking Crab. Open 11:30am – 10pm, their menu has a robust offering of seafood combos, complete with corn, potatoes, and sausage sides.
Two Fat Cats Bakery – Two Fat Cat’s is baking up Mini King Cakes and other treats this year. Preorders are open now through the 19th for a four pack of these delicious cupcakes.