Where to Get Your Mardi Gras Fix
Head out for live music, Cajun food, Big Easy drink specials and a couple of hometown parades.
Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, which means music, revelry and good eats at various hot spots around town. Here are a few that will leave you feeling fat and happy. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery
Chef David Guas’ New Orleans-inspired café is already a local go-to for chickory coffee, beignets, gumbo, pimiento cheese and Cajun-style Bloody Marys. Now, through Feb. 13, it’s also home of the B.B.King Cake, a brioche-style cake with Creole cream cheese filling, purple, green and gold sugar-flecked icing and cinnamon swirls. Each cake comes with tri-colored beads and a plastic king-cake baby. The kitchen is baking up a limited supply of cakes for walk-ins, but they go fast. To ensure that sugar buzz, place your order 48 hours in advance of pick up.
1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington