That 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.Read More
9 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Mardi Gras
Castle Walk Food Court
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.
Dick's Last Resort
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.
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.
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.
PBR Rock Bar & Grill
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.
Fat Joe heats up Fat Tuesday with a live performance at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.