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9 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Mardi Gras

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgThat annual bacchanalia known as Mardi Gras takes place tomorrow night with Fat Tuesday celebrations taking place all over the city. Whether you want a day of debauchery, a refined New Orleans-inspired Cajun meal or the tastes of Rio de Janeiro, Vegas has something up its sleeve for you. Here's a look at nine ways to eat and drink your way through Mardi Gras.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Castle Walk Food Court

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3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Big Chill at Castle Walk Food Court at the Excalibur have specials just for Mardi Gras through tomorrow. With any purchase at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Mardi Gras revelers looking to enjoy libations with their Cajun cuisine may present their Popeyes receipt at Big Chill to enjoy a 50 percent discount on any 25-ounce souvenir cup of beer or frozen cocktail.

2. Dick's Last Resort

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3850 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 597-7991
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Look for MarDick’sGras specials on Tuesday at Dick’s Last Resort at the Excalibur. The rowdy bar is giving away Mardi Gras swag including necklaces, shot glasses, flashy gear and beads galore for the holiday. Look for daiquiris in a variety of eight flavors including Dick’s Colada, Cat 5 Hurricane, Dick’s Special Fat Tuesday® Flavor of the Month “Boom Pow,” available for a special discounted price just for the day, or guests can choose from one of nine, wacky souvenir glasses to have their daiquiri poured in such as the 50-ounce Big Bling, a champagne-shaped specialty glass for the classy sophisticates, a 46-ounce Cowboy Boot for the rugged risk-takers or for a more adventurous challenger wanting to tackle more than a yard of alcohol, a 100-ounce Big Dick. Other specials include $5 16-ounce Newcastle beers, two for $3 Malibu Red shots and $10 Grey Goose cocktails.

3. Fuego Steakhouse

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777 West Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 558-7000
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Get in the Fat Tuesday spirit with a special Mardi Gras wine pairing dinner at Fiesta Henderson’s Fuego Steakhouse. Four courses of New Orleans favorites will be paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines for $45 per person. The menu includes Cajun spinach and crab dip with herb toasted sliced baguettes; Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp and Andouille sausage sautéed with Creole seasonings and finished in a spicy tomato broth; pan-seared blackened New York sirloin and jumbo scallops with trinity butter, herb roasted potatoes and fresh vegetable mix; and bananas Foster. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

4. Marie Callender's

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600 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 734-6572
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Marie Callendar’s takes care of your post Fat Tuesday bacchanalia with Lent specials that include Cajun salmon and jumbo shrimp, grilled Mahi Mahi Cabo tacos and a crispy jumbo shrimp dinner through March 31. Other Lent specials include a Santa Fe shrimp Caesar salad and fish with shrimp and chips. All three Vegas locations along with the Henderson locale will offer the specials.

5. PBR Rock Bar & Grill

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3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 750-1685
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Head over to PBR Rock Bar & Grill for Bourbon, Beads and Bulls tomorrow. The bar celebrates Fat Tuesday with a bourbon drink, colorful beads and bull rides for $10 all day.

6. Pure Nightclub

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3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7873
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Fat Joe heats up Fat Tuesday with a live performance at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night.

7. Rockhouse

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 691-2909
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The newly opened Rockhouse has a Rock You Like a Hurricane Mardi Gras celebration tomorrow. Fat Tuesday revelers can nab Hurricane cocktails, priced at $5, all day long.

8. Seasons Buffet

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3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 914-8545
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A little late for the actual Fat Tuesday celebration tomorrow, but Seasons Buffet at the Silverton plans to have what it’s billing as a Mardi Gras Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16-17. The menu will feature all-you-can-eat snow crab legs and chilled shrimp, stuffed oysters and hush puppy crusted catfish. Big Easy foods come in the form of Cajun spices with barbecue chicken and paella or hand-carved brown sugar glazed ham and crusted roast beef. For only $5, enjoy unlimited Hurricane cocktails or bottomless champagne for only $3 more. The cost is $24.99 per person; $22.99 per person with Silverton Rewards Club Card; children 4-6 are half price; children 7 or older are regular price.

9. SushiSamba

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3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-0700
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It’s Carnaval time at SushiSamba with a Brazilian party starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Look for $12 Tangerine Honey Caipirinhas, black truffle Bolinhos de Bacalhau for $20, King crab palmito salad for $22, duck confit Acarajé for $14, a Carnaval roll with shrimp tempura, avocado, tuna, shrimp, quinoa salad, lotus root chip, chimichurri-ponzu and spicy mayo for $15 and Lucuma cheesecake for $11.

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1. Castle Walk Food Court

3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Big Chill at Castle Walk Food Court at the Excalibur have specials just for Mardi Gras through tomorrow. With any purchase at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Mardi Gras revelers looking to enjoy libations with their Cajun cuisine may present their Popeyes receipt at Big Chill to enjoy a 50 percent discount on any 25-ounce souvenir cup of beer or frozen cocktail.

3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Dick's Last Resort

3850 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Look for MarDick’sGras specials on Tuesday at Dick’s Last Resort at the Excalibur. The rowdy bar is giving away Mardi Gras swag including necklaces, shot glasses, flashy gear and beads galore for the holiday. Look for daiquiris in a variety of eight flavors including Dick’s Colada, Cat 5 Hurricane, Dick’s Special Fat Tuesday® Flavor of the Month “Boom Pow,” available for a special discounted price just for the day, or guests can choose from one of nine, wacky souvenir glasses to have their daiquiri poured in such as the 50-ounce Big Bling, a champagne-shaped specialty glass for the classy sophisticates, a 46-ounce Cowboy Boot for the rugged risk-takers or for a more adventurous challenger wanting to tackle more than a yard of alcohol, a 100-ounce Big Dick. Other specials include $5 16-ounce Newcastle beers, two for $3 Malibu Red shots and $10 Grey Goose cocktails.

3850 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119

3. Fuego Steakhouse

777 West Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, NV 89015

Get in the Fat Tuesday spirit with a special Mardi Gras wine pairing dinner at Fiesta Henderson’s Fuego Steakhouse. Four courses of New Orleans favorites will be paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines for $45 per person. The menu includes Cajun spinach and crab dip with herb toasted sliced baguettes; Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp and Andouille sausage sautéed with Creole seasonings and finished in a spicy tomato broth; pan-seared blackened New York sirloin and jumbo scallops with trinity butter, herb roasted potatoes and fresh vegetable mix; and bananas Foster. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

777 West Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015

4. Marie Callender's

600 East Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Marie Callendar’s takes care of your post Fat Tuesday bacchanalia with Lent specials that include Cajun salmon and jumbo shrimp, grilled Mahi Mahi Cabo tacos and a crispy jumbo shrimp dinner through March 31. Other Lent specials include a Santa Fe shrimp Caesar salad and fish with shrimp and chips. All three Vegas locations along with the Henderson locale will offer the specials.

600 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104

5. PBR Rock Bar & Grill

3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Head over to PBR Rock Bar & Grill for Bourbon, Beads and Bulls tomorrow. The bar celebrates Fat Tuesday with a bourbon drink, colorful beads and bull rides for $10 all day.

3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Pure Nightclub

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Fat Joe heats up Fat Tuesday with a live performance at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night.

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Rockhouse

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

The newly opened Rockhouse has a Rock You Like a Hurricane Mardi Gras celebration tomorrow. Fat Tuesday revelers can nab Hurricane cocktails, priced at $5, all day long.

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Seasons Buffet

3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, NV

A little late for the actual Fat Tuesday celebration tomorrow, but Seasons Buffet at the Silverton plans to have what it’s billing as a Mardi Gras Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16-17. The menu will feature all-you-can-eat snow crab legs and chilled shrimp, stuffed oysters and hush puppy crusted catfish. Big Easy foods come in the form of Cajun spices with barbecue chicken and paella or hand-carved brown sugar glazed ham and crusted roast beef. For only $5, enjoy unlimited Hurricane cocktails or bottomless champagne for only $3 more. The cost is $24.99 per person; $22.99 per person with Silverton Rewards Club Card; children 4-6 are half price; children 7 or older are regular price.

3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV

9. SushiSamba

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

It’s Carnaval time at SushiSamba with a Brazilian party starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Look for $12 Tangerine Honey Caipirinhas, black truffle Bolinhos de Bacalhau for $20, King crab palmito salad for $22, duck confit Acarajé for $14, a Carnaval roll with shrimp tempura, avocado, tuna, shrimp, quinoa salad, lotus root chip, chimichurri-ponzu and spicy mayo for $15 and Lucuma cheesecake for $11.

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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