Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bring on the Beads . . .


Five fabulous fetes you don't want to miss on Fat Tuesday:

Dunlays on Clark: The party starts at 4:30pm at the Lincoln Park location for this lively neighborhood spot. They're bringing in a Zydeco band that'll complement a special menu of shrimp Po' Boys, crispy catfish bites, Cajun shrimp & crawfish risotto, and chicken and waffles. Also, $5 Hurricanes and $4 Albita beer. No cover.

House of Blues: Switchfoot and Windy City Rev Ups are the bands shaking up the stage at the bash hosted by Zatarain's. Also, get ready for heaving plates of Mardi Gras favorites like jambalaya, a red beans and rice party dip and Creole-style chicken wings. Party starts at 6pm. $10.

Lagniappe Creole Cajun Joynt: Expect shenanigans at this popular South Side eatery with a Mardi Gras theme 24/7. The Phil Fornett Jazz Group performs; a buffet will have all the jambalaya you can eat. 6-10pm. $20.

Moonshine: Get signature Creole and Cajun dishes at the always bustling Wicker Park bar, but we're more excited about Cajun karaoke kicking off at 9pm. To get you on stage, they're doing $5 Hurricanes. Added to the menu are authentic Muffaletta sandwiches as well as shrimp and Andouille sausage gumbo. 9pm-2am. No cover.

Rock Bottom Restaurant: And you might as well call in sick tomorrow if you're heading over to this bash kicking off at 11am. They've just released the Big Easy Ale ($3), plus you can suck down bottomless Hurricanes at $4 each. Soak up the booze with discounted apps until 6pm. 11am-2am. No cover.

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