In addition to Tuesday Tastes, let's talk about Fat Tuesday, the gluttonous celebration of food and alcohol indicative to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Never having been there myself, I am glad that New York City takes it upon itself to recreate anything that requires a steel colon and a hard-working liver. So where can you find some awesome FT specials around here? See below..
Galway Hooker – $8 Maker's Mark Bourbon cocktails, $5 Bloody Mary's, $6 Hurricanes. I believe I discussed Hurricanes recently in a recent HH post..if you haven't tried one yet, this would be your opportunity. 7 East 36th Street btwn 5th and Madison
Windfall – A good spot for the fellas! Only female bartenders tonight, with 2 for 1 Hurricanes and jello shots from 5-7 pm. Hey nowwww. 23 West 39th St btwn 5th and 6th aves
Live Bait – Duh. If you've never been here this place is a cajun theme bar/restaurant with pretty solid grub like jerk chicken, peel n' eat shrimp, clams, oysters (blech) and dirty rice. Mmm dirty rice. They have a $5 HH from 4:30-7 pm with specialty drinks like hurricanes (they will be everywhere today) and sweet tea vodka/lemonade. 14 East 23rd St nr. Madison
McFadden's – Leave it to the Irish to use any excuse to drink in excess! They're taking it to the next level here: 6pm- 12am Fat Tuesday specials will consist of $1 drafts, $2 wine, $3 call drinks and 1/2 price apps. Holy crap. And there's a $100 cash prize to the lady who gets the most beads. This place is usually a slop-fest anyway, so this one should be interesting… 800 Second Ave nr. 42nd st
Calico Jack's Cantina – Right next door to McFadden's and giving them a run for their money with $1 drafts, $2 well drinks, $3 frozen margs and 1/2 priced apps. The food is also better here – though not sure how many people are actually looking to eat? I know I could go for some creole shrimp.. 802 Second Ave nr. 42nd st (and McFaddens)
The Mean Fiddler – Unfortunately located in Times Square, but they do have $4 "Big Easy" shots, $4 beers and $6 Hurricanes. They will also have contests and giveaways with cash prizes and a trip to New Orleans. 266 West 47th St btwn 7th and 8th aves
Unfortunately I'm missing this one :( I am being a good daughter and cooking dinner for my dad and his Gluten-free girlfriend tonight. Not exactly like Mardi Gras, but maybe I can sneak some FT in there. Is there gluten in rum…?