Tuesday is Carnival, which French translates to “fat Tuesday”. The name comes from the tradition of eating rich foods one last time before the start of Lent the next day. Las Vegas always loves to party, and resorts and restaurants are planning celebrations for the day.
– At Orleans, where a Dixieland band plays throughout the casino and Mardi Gras pearls are distributed from 2pm to 8pm, hurricane drinks are available for $ 9 with a souvenir mug or $ 5 without The resort’s Medley Buffet serves traditional Mardi Gras cuisine during lunch from 11 AM to 3 PM and dinner from 4 PM to 8 PM. Dishes include jambalaya, chicken gumbo, seafood etouffee, lobster, red beans and rice, creole prawns, muffalettas, fritters and king cake. The Bailiwick All American Pub + Eatery serves a special offer on red beans and rice for $ 5, select beers for $ 3, and king cake.
– Honey salt is celebrated with a menu that includes fried green tomatoes, crab hush puppies, shrimp and chicken gumbo, blackened Cajun redfish, jambalaya, fritters, and more. It’s $ 59, with wine pairings $ 25. 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., honeysalt.com for reservations.
– The Cornerstone Classic American Steakhouse on the Gold Coast is hosting a Mardi Gras Social in its lounge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It costs $ 30 (half price for women) and includes New Orleans-themed cocktails like Hurricane and Sazerac, and bites like crab cake slider and chicken gumbo. Seats are allocated based on availability.
– Marche Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Drive, serves New Orleans-themed specialties from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Oysters Rockefeller, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, jambalaya, lobster etouffee, shrimp boil and king cake. The restaurant also serves hurricane cocktails and hosts a carnival mask competition.
– The Downtown Container Park is celebrated for a weekend from Friday to Tuesday. Specials include $ 8 Appleton Rum F’roses on Downtown Terrace, $ 10 Jack Daniels Rye Tais at Oak & Ivy, $ 10 Cajun Chicken Wings at Big Ern’s BBQ, $ 8.99 10-inch Buffalo Chicken Pizzas at Pizza Louisiana-style Zazza and Jambalaya by Simply Rein.
– Therapy, 518 E. Fremont St., celebrates with the hand grenade, a cocktail made of five ingredients and colored festive green. It costs $ 10 and is available Friday through Tuesday.
– District Donuts from New Orleans. Slider. Brew. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers the King Cake Donut, a brioche-style confection with a cardamom and cream cheese filling, topped with royal icing with orange tips and Mardi Gras props: purple, green and golden sugar and a plastic baby. They cost $ 4.50 each and are available now through Tuesday.
– Insomnia Cookies, 4480 Paradise Road, offers $ 3 off the Sugar Rush box, in store and online, with no coupon and no limit. The customizable box at the regular price of $ 30 contains a dozen cookies. Collection is possible until 3 a.m., delivery until 2:45 a.m.
– Mardi Gras is the Brazilian equivalent of Mardi Gras, and Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, celebrates Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm with its annual Mardi Gras party with samba dancers and Brazilian food. The Rodizio Sterling Dinner costs $ 51.99, and the salad bar alone costs $ 25.99.
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