by Clare Gordon
Only two days before Valentines Day comes a holiday that's even more gluttonous—Mardi Gras is less romantic, sure, but can be even more delicious. Tonight is the ideal time for indulgence, irresponsibility, and spicy food, so check out these stellar dining options for the most obese of Tuesdays.
Join Acadia Bistro for a 3-course Fat Tuesday menu for $35, featuring gumbo, crawfish, king's cake, and other traditional creole treats from chef Adam Higgs. The lucky diner who doesn't choke on the baby hidden in the cake gets a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant, while everyone else may help themselves to masks and beads in the spirit of the holiday.
Acadia is located at 1303 NE Fremont.
EAT Oyster Bar will be shuttling people in FREE LIMOUSINES between their spot on North Williams and their newer outpost, The Parish, in the Pearl District. Promising a whole hog on a spit, live music from the likes of Pete Krebs and Reggie Houston, and the aforementioned limo rides, this sounds like a promising evening. The party starts at 9 pm, so bring your southern soul and join the multi-quadrant party. Prizes are promised for the best costumes.
EAT is located at 3808 N Williams, while The Parish is located at 231 NW 11th.