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There’s only one way to celebrate Fat Tuesday… well, ok two. But if you’re not partying down in New Orleans, then indulging in a big old feast is the way to go. So, in honor of the occasion – I decided to gather a few girlfriends together to do just that. And what more appropriate restaurant to host than the West Village’s Fatty ‘Cue?! But just because the name is caloric, it doesn’t mean the food necessarily is. Despite the fact that ‘cue is short for barbecue, the menu actually offers a wide range of flavor-packed seafood, chicken and vegetable dishes, in addition to elegantly prepared steak and lamb. They also use only the best meats, often locally sourced, and stock their produce from the Union Square Farmers Market. Knowing my affinity for healthy food (I am a Hippie in Heels, after all), the Fatty crew generously created a selection of lady-friendly menu items that allowed my guests and I to get a taste of it all. More»
You don't have to be in Louisiana to partake in the Mardi Gras festivities this year. New York City will be celebrating like the natives of New Orleans with Southern-style music, food and events. Festivities for this year's Fat Tuesday range from themed dinners to Bourbon Street inspired parties. Head over to one of these hotspots after work and enjoy some of the best Mardi Gras events the city has to offer.
Yesterday, we compared our own slate of LA Fat Tuesday parties to the madness of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and came to the conclusion that, if we admittedly couldn't rival the bayou for sheer insanity, we were at least committed to having a good time and were trying to stay true to the spirit of the holiday without "L.A.-ifying" the whole thing. Of course, then we saw these photos of the parade and Cordão do Bola Preta in Rio de Janeiro, and we realize yet again that we're not even in the ballpark of how Brazil gets down. Check out these amazing shots and just like us, you're probably going to want to start booking your trip next year right away. More»
I don't think it's unfair to say that L.A. is far, far different from New Orleans. While we're still a relatively young city that celebrates the new, the stylish, and the trendy, N'Awlins is a center of revered traditions and timeless appeal, where customs are passed down through generations, and the city has a soul of its own. But these differing sets of ideals don't conflict as much as you might think once you realize just how much both towns love a great party, and it was in that spirit of festivity that Glow Ultra Lounge, MAX Entertainment and Berry Bly Productions threw down with their Mardi Gras extravaganza on Saturday. I think New Orleans might be proud. More»
Happy Fat Tuesday, kids. If you haven't flashed anyone yet today then you probably haven't started observing this sacred holiday, but you still have plenty of time to make that happen. While Mardi Gras isn't as big a deal here on the west coast as say Bourbon Street, we do know its traditions involve heavy drinking, shiny bead necklaces and girls taking their tops off—in our book, that’s enough reason for a Fat Tuesday themed celebration! Therefore, we’ve put together a list of Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras events in and around the Los Angeles area that will surely add a bit of spice and Creole flair to your evening. As the Cajun French say: “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!) More»
Mardi Gras may have just started here in New York, but in New Orleans the party's been going on for days. The main event of the Big Easy's Mardi Gras celebration begins on the Monday morning before the holiday and won't (officially) end until tonight at midnight. For those of us who can't make it down south to take part in the revelry, we'll just have to settle for photos. More»
Happy Fat Tuesday. Women in particular, feel free to celebrate. This year's Mardi Gras happens to also follow on International Women's Day! Eat some pancakes! Plus find out who the happiest man in America is, and why I'm worried for Brian William's daughter, Allison. More»
In case you missed it, today is Fat Tuesday! (Also knows as Pancake or Shrove Day). So, whether you're munching on Mac 'n Cheese with Graydon Carter, Eating Eclairs with Chuck Bass, or Chowing on Chicken that's been fried by Blue Ribbon's specialists with me, we hope you stuff yourself up! Because Fat Tuesday only happens ONCE a year, and that is cause for celebration! In case you need some motivation, here are the top parties (all you can eat/drink specials) going on tonight in NYC. Or, you could just hit up your local Olive Garden/TGIF's buffet.
"PHAT" Tuesday at DORRIANS
The weekly Karaoke party is going to let you "break out your beads and needs" with drink specials all night.
More parties below... More»
Monday, March 10
Sean MacPherson took some time out to chat with us about his new restaurant, so click through to find out why we\'re calling Margaux your new go-to in NYC.