Mardi Gras Food, Drink Specials In Connecticut

Let the good times roll with these local Mardi Gras food and drink specials

New Orleans may be more than 1,400 miles away from Connecticut, but you can still eat, drink and be merry like you're in the French Quarter. Check out a roundup of local Mardi Gras menus (all events are on Feb. 9 unless otherwise noted): 

(Is your establishment celebrating Mardi Gras with special food and drink? Email us here.) 

>>Black-eyed Sally's, 350 Asylum St., Hartford, features several events: a $13.95 all-you-can-eat "Southern feast" lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; happy hour drink specials and "complimentary Cajun vittles" from 4 to 6 p.m.; and music by Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs starting at 7:30 p.m. ($5 cover.) The nighttime festivities include stiltwalkers, face painting and beads. 860-278-RIBS, blackeyedsallys.com.

>>Infinity Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford, hosts a Mardi Gras gala starting at 4 p.m. The event features Cajun-inspired food and drink specials, party favors, prizes and a 7:30 p.m. performance by Robert Leonard's Slippery Sneakers, a Zydeco dance band. Tickets include entrance to the party and the show; cost is $20 for orchestra-level seating and $40 for mezzanine seats. Cash bar and food are sold separately. infinityhall.com.

>>Cure, 55 Mill St., Unionville, hosts a Fat Tuesday masquerade bash, featuring a $50 gift card prize for best mask, a 3-piece jazz band and Mardi Gras-themed food and drink specials (gumbo, popcorn alligator, fried oyster po'boy, jambalaya, muffaletta, crab beignets, Hurricanes, Sazeracs.) 860-321-7821, curerestaurantct.com.

>>Nat Hayden's, 144B Broad St., Windsor, offers festive specials on Mardi Gras Tuesday, such as crawfish bisque, a fried shrimp po'boy, jambalaya, shrimp creole and king cake-themed cheesecake, as well as its regular menu items like Louisiana gumbo and blackened or fried catfish. 860-298-8955, haydensrealbbq.com.

>>Elm City Social, 266 College St., New Haven, offers a full-day Fat Tuesday celebration with special food and drink items (crawfish boil, shrimp etouffee, crawfish Monica, king cake, Sazeracs, purple possets.) 475-441-7436, elmcitysocial.com.

>>Wood-n-Tap's seasonal Mardi Gras menu is available now through Feb. 14, with specials like gumbo, fried crawfish, Cajun flatbread, po'boys with catfish or crawfish, jambalaya and etouffee. Tuesday also features $5 drinks like tiki sangria, key lime martinis and hurricanes. woodntap.com.

* This post has been updated to add details about Wood-n-Tap's drink specials.

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