Fat Tuesday is upon us. Just days after Super Bowl Sunday, we find ourselves with yet another day dedicated to eating and drinking in excess. But is that ever a bad thing? (Likely.)
Regardless, here's where to chow down and booze up tonight.
Harvard Square’s Beat Brasserie will host the One Finger Down Band and Alex Lee Clark for a one-night creole carnival with turkey gumbo, sweet chili baby back ribs and fried boudin balls. 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 4 p.m. -midnight.
Get your face painted by artist Sara Begin and enjoy tunes from the Hot Tamale Brass Band at The Hawthorne’s celebration in Kenmore. There are promises of “booze, bites and booty,” but only two are guarantees. 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 8 p.m.-midnight.
South Street Diner downtown is getting in the mix with shrimp po’boys, beignets and and all-you-can-eat $6 jambalaya. The beads will be flowing as the staff has queued up their in-house jukebox to play traditional Zydeco jams all day into the night. 178 Kneeland St., Boston, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
FiDi's The Palm is hosting a five-course New Orleans-themed prix fixe ($60) with cocktail pairings prepared by Executive Chef Karen Mitchell. Crawfish hush puppies and the always beloved muffuletta are on the menu, and can broken up with trips to a photo booth and hunting for beads. One International Place, Boston, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
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Davis Square’s Saloon already echoes speakeasy vibes on a daily basis, but with a Cajun playlist and Orleans-inspired frozen daiquiris we could be convinced we’ve made the move to the deep south. 255 Elm St., Somerville, to close.
On Street level at Foundry on Elm, they’ll have a special order of Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company in-house for the evening, with beignets with chocolate chipotle sauce ($6) available from the kitchen. 255 Elm St, Somerville, to close.