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Can’t make it to New Orleans or Rio for Fat Tuesday? Get a taste of Mardi Gras fun and flavors at several spots in Arlington!
Savor Southern food, king cakes and hurricane cocktails in Arlington leading up to Fat Tuesday, March 5.
Arlington’s Mardi Gras headquarters, Bayou Bakery, is led by New Orleans-born chef, cookbook author and TV personality David Guas. Enjoy Bayou’s special happy hour in Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood on the two Fridays before Mardi Gras, featuring Cajun-Creole specialties in a funky, counter-service setting.
At the center of the fun is the one and only king cake, a traditionally round cake that sometimes has a filling, icing, and green, yellow and purple sprinkles. Named after the biblical wise men who celebrated the birth of Jesus, each king cake has a plastic baby inside.
Eat, drink and be merry at one of these Arlington favorites.
Let the good times roll ("laissez le bon temps roulez") celebrating Mardi Gras in Arlington!
Author: Kathleen Murphy