Monday, February 15, 2010
Best bars and restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth for Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras fun
Cajun food and hurricanes -- the drinkable kind.
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Quite the party week, with Fat Tuesday falling a mere two days after the Most Romantic Day Of The Year. It's time to move on from the sappy proclamations of love, and find yourself a place in Dallas-Fort Worth to eat like Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme and drink like you haven't drunk since freshman year in college.
One wonders whether Dick's costume contest will involve actual clothes? As for Primo's, when a drink costs $2, you know it must be good.
For eating, this roundup recommends everything Cajun, beginning with Alligator Cafe (which made the Law Reviewers' 2009 Golden Gavel Awards) and ending with Razzoo's, whose menu includes a regional delicacy that is definitely an acquired taste: fried alligator tails.
This shorter list favors the booze at the aptly named Hurricane Grill. Who among us has ever actually drunk a hurricane? Is it just another one of those frozen drinks powered by rotgut ethyl alcohol or is it a more refined libation? Hate the word libation but damn if it doesn't work here.
This list sortof combines elements from everyone else's list, and is really only on our list because our list is trying to be comprehensive.
Don't forget to check our listings for any Mardi Gras events coming up in February. And if you're thinking about cooking a Mardi Gras-style dinner, seek inspiration from Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill, who recently offered a class on Mardi Gras eating.