Fill up on Low Country boil and gracious amounts of gumbo at the Fat Tuesday celebration rocking 10th & Piedmont and G’s Midtown on February 17. James Patrick Morgan takes to the stage with live music at 7:30 p.m.
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland paves a mighty fine Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday. Party plans promise live music, drink specials, beads, a parade and Louisiana specialties. Seafood gumbo swimming with shrimp, mussels and andouille sausage is $4 a cup, $6 a bowl. Crispy oysters and spicy remoulade sauce fill fabulous oyster po’boys ($12), and a vegetable muffaletta packs in grilled zucchini, roasted red pepper, artichoke-olive salad, provolone and arugula on ciabatta bread ($10). Steamy crawfish boil bubbles with Louisiana crawfish, andouille sausage, corn and potatoes. If you’re swearing off desserts for Lent (and even if you’re not), celebrate with a colorful slice of Mardi Gras king cake, a fun companion to any New Orleans dish or drink.