Restaurants and bars around town are getting into the Mardi Gras spirit. From $5 all-you-can-eat jambalaya to "light debauchery," here's a round-up of things you can eat and drink tonight.
· Beat Hotel — Brazilian carnival with live entertainment by Marcus Santos' All-Star Brazilian Band and special food and drinks
· The Beehive — Live entertainment by BT Funk's 2nd Line New Orleans Band; specials like Louisiana shrimp and grits and Cajun seafood jambalaya; free beads
· Cheers — Cajun specials like jambalaya and hot wings; hurricanes and beer specials
· Dick's Last Resort — Crab and cocktail specials; live music
· Estelle's — Two-course prix fixe ($30.95) featuring gumbo and a choice of etouffee or jambalaya; add a hurricane cocktail for $9.95
· The Hawthorne — "An indulgent and spirited feast" with po' boys, live crawfish, "light debauchery," and more. Tickets are $75.
· Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar — Drink specials, $1 tacos, and live entertainment
· Ned Devine's — $10 CoronaRitas
· OAK Long Bar + Kitchen — Themed cocktails like the Funky Pirate and the Hurricane
· The Painted Burro — Karaoke
· Pauli's — Launching a New Orleans-style muffuletta today ($7.49); it'll be available throughout March
· The Paris Creperie — 50% off Nutella products, kids' face-painting, complimentary sparkling cider
· El Pelon — Free El Pelon beads with every purchase, while supplies last
· Savvor — Special dishes and a live band
· Smoken' Joe's — Dishes like crawfish etoufee and jambalaya; live music
· South Street Diner — All-you-can-eat jambalaya for $5 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., po' boys, beignets
· Tryst — Three-course menu ($35) featuring authentic Mardi Gras specials
· Wagamama (Quincy Market) — Half-priced appetizers between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.