Fat Tuesday is getting closer, which means it’s time to indulge in the delights of Cajun and Creole cuisine, king cake, and all the goodness of a traditional celebration. Despite the downsizing required due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the day. These local spots have everything for a memorable Mardi Gras (February 16) with food specials and cake – lots of cake – and options to eat, take away and deliver.
The Mardi Gras brunch at B&B Butchers features a themed menu and live entertainment. Photo by Kirsten Gilliam.
B&B butcher shop, 1814 Washington: Party by day with a Carnival brunch in this luxurious steakhouse. In addition to the regular menu items, there is a special New Orleans-inspired menu with that Cajun Boudin with two poached eggs, biscuits and sauce ($ 18), Duck and andouille gumbo ($ 10) and a Lobster-Smothered Omelette ($ 22), which are available for eat-in, take-out, and delivery. Dine-in guests can enjoy additional perks such as Beam Suntory cocktails, dueling pianos – requests welcome – and Christmas gifts. Brunch is Saturday, February 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seats are limited. To make a reservation that is required, call (713) 862-1814 or reserve online.
Find Bread Man Baking Co’s King Cake Babka at the area’s farmers markets through February. Courtesy photo.
Brotmann Baking Co.:: Multiple locations: try the tradition with the King cake Babka! It consists of a rich brioche batter that is peppered with a cinnamon swirl filling and topped with icing and festive sprinkles. Each 10 × 5 loaf will feed six to eight people and cost $ 10. Find it under Farmers’ markets in this area through the month of February.
Choose from a holiday menu or order King Cake to go at Brennan’s of Houston. Photo by Kimberly-Park.
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: Celebrate the holiday with upscale dinner and entertainment at this Houston classic. The event takes place on February 16 and costs $ 65 per person for a package that includes a three-course meal with a starter, main course, and dessert; a balloon display for photos and performances by Vincent Trio Jazz Band and Sin City Drag. The dishes are subject to availability, but can include starters such as Snapping turtle soup, Carnival salad and Louisiana Crawfish Pie and Networks like Bayou City Shrimp Chippewa and Creole lamb chops with mustard crust. D.Articles could contain Mardi Gras Mambo King Cake with creole cream cheese filling and brandy milk punch ice cream; Mississippi mud cake and NOLA praline Tres Leches cake. Reservations can only be made by calling 713-522-9711. Visit the website for more informations.
Pre-order to celebrate at home kbake a cake from one of Houston’s most famous restaurants. This home made confection is peppered with a cinnamon and sugar filling then finished with icing and festive sugar sprinkles. Each cake serves six to eight people and costs $ 24. to order on-line for collection at least one day in advance.
Feges BBQ, 3 Greenway Plaza: King Cake cinnamon rolls are only on the menu for a week. Pick up the sweet and sticky treat from Monday to Friday, February 15-19, at the grill counter or order online for pickup and delivery.
Sweet and savory delicacies, including fritters, await you at Harold’s. Courtesy photo.
Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Roof Terrace, 350 West 19th: Spice up your Fat Tuesday with hearty specials in this neighborhood. Search fried catfish with french fries and hushpuppies, Chicken Sausage Gumbo with Rice, Harolds Jambalaya and Donuts with an English latte. Celebrate the occasion with a cocktail and choose from a Hurricane, Old place and D’Artagnan. Night owls can have an M. enterardi Gras mask competition, either in person or by posting a photo with their mask on and tagging #HaroldsMardiGras on social media. Every hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., a winner is drawn and the prize is a swag basket sponsored by Desert Door, Jameson, Deep Eddy, and Absolut Vodka that includes t-shirts, glassware, 50-milliliter bottles, blenders, and a $ 10 – Gift includes certificate to Harolds. Do Reservations for in-house meals or place to go and delivery orders on-line or by phone at (713) 360-6204.
Order the special King Cake French Toast available at Max’s Wine Dive throughout February. Photo by Becca Wright Multimedia.
Max’s Wine Dive, 4720 Washington and 214 Fairview: Nosh on King Cake French Toast until February for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert. The special delicacy is traditionally made with Max ‘ Crème Brûlée French toast, but one level higher with king cake creme cheese frosting, bourbon caramel sauce and cinnamon. It costs $ 15 for a full order of four pieces of French toast or $ 20 for three pieces of French toast and three fried chicken wings. It is available for dining, takeout and delivery. Reserve online for the Montrose location and Washington location or order to take away online.
Möller bakery, This neighborhood favorite has been serving sweet treats since 1930. Get Mardi Gras desserts like Cupcakes and Cookies from $ 1.75 for singles and $ 19.50 for a dozen. It’s full cake, also from $ 35. King cake are available in two sizes: the small feed for 10 to 15 people for $ 33.68 and the large feed 20+ and costs $ 38.68. Add a choice of raspberry, cream cheese, or raspberry cream cheese filling for $ 5. Visit the seasonal menu for more information.
One Fifth Southern Comfort serves seafood specialties for Fat Tuesday, including lobster, shrimp and snow crab. Courtesy photo.
One-fifth southern comfort, 1658 Westheimer: The Fat Tuesday Dine-in, to go and delivery menu includes only one night gumbo ($ 10), plus Lobster per pound ($ 13), shrimp around half a pound ($ 15) and Snow crab cluster ($ 32). Everyone is coming Corn, potatoes and andouille sausage. Kings cake there is dessert and if you have the baby in your cake, you will receive a 20 percent discount on your next visit. For those dining, Jesse McBride, a contemporary jazz, funk and R&B musician, will perform on the terrace. Visit the website to make reservations and order online.
The special Mardi Gras TO-GO package at Orleans Seafood Kitchen is only available on Fat Tuesday, February 16. Photo by Becca Wright Multimedia.
Orleans seafood cuisine, 20940 Katy Freeway: Pick up a Carnival TO-GO Package on February 16 filled with Christmas treats for home enjoyment. It costs $ 60 and includes other five pounds of boiled lobster, half gallon of frozen hurricanes and festive costume beads. This special is only available for to-go orders from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Order online or call (281) 646-0700.
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th, San Leon: Live Zydeco music accompanies a Cirque du Soleil style acrobatic performance during the terrace party of this place by the water. Besides entertainment there is House cocktails and Veuve Clicquot Brut plus Creole-inspired delicacies like King Cake Bread Pudding. Reservations are recommended for seating between 11am and 9pm; Reservations on-line and visit the Event website for more informations. Order a take-away celebration kCake; pre-order until February 10th with collection on February 12th, 13th, 14th or 16th.
Order from Southside Flying Pizza on Fat Tuesday (February 16) and receive a free dessert. Courtesy photo.
Southside Flying Pizza, 2240 Navigation: Ön Fat Tuesday you get a free dessert when you buy a pizza such as B. pick up The Southsider topped with pepperoni, ham, sausage, red onions, paprika, mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan and Romano cheese; Athena with spinach, kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, parmesan and romano; or Flyin ‘Hawaiians with barbecue sauce, chicken, ham, red onions, pineapple, jalapeños, mozzarella, parmesan and romano. Also choose from gluten-free options and pizza-in-the-slice. Call (832) 799-3006 for more information.
The Three Brothers Bakery has king cakes and other Mardi Gras treats. Courtesy photo.
Three Brothers Bakery, Multiple locations: When it comes to festive cuisine, this traditional family bakery is just the thing for you. Choose from lavishly decorated Mardi Gras cakes including cake Cheesecakes and regular cakes, petit fours, cookies and cupcakes. There are King cake also in three flavors: natural, cream cheese or fruit. Take a look at the complete holiday offer and order on-line.
The Toasted Yolk’s seasonal Mardi Gras menu includes four dishes filled with lobster. Courtesy photo.
The roasted egg yolk, Multiple Locations: Most Mardi Gras specials end after Fat Tuesday, but the new Creole-inspired dishes at this cafe will stretch for the foreseeable future. Get in the holiday mood with a selection of lobster-based snacks. Choose Tails and grits with huge lobster tails, vegetables and Creole sauce over cheese groats; the Zydeco omelette filled with lobster tails and garnished with homemade tartar sauce, the Bourbon St. Arnold Fried lobster sandwich with tomatoes and eggs, Carnival PoBoy with fried lobster and a Roasted hurricane Cocktail. For more information visit the website from your preferred location.
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