Mardi gras

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A word on paczki and 12 spots to get your fix

Published Feb. 25, 2020

Lent is quickly approaching. And that means a host of Milwaukee bakeries are battening down their hatches and baking up a storm in preparation for "Paczki Day." We've got everything you need to know about the luscious butter-infused filled pastries.

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"Mary's Big Easy" pops up for Mardi Gras

Published Feb. 3, 2020

Toss off your bras and toss on your beads because Mary's Arcade Bar, attached to Hamburger Mary's, 730S. 5th St., will become Mary's Big Easy Mardi Gras Pop-Up for two full weeks in February.

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How to celebrate Mardi Gras in Milwaukee

Published March 4, 2019

In case the weather hasn't tipped you off, we're far away from New Orleans. But even if you can't celebrate in the Big Easy, there are several events going on throughout Brew City to party for Mardi Gras.

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9 spots in the Milwaukee area to find king cake for Mardi Gras

Published Feb. 20, 2019

One of the elements born of Epiphany is the king cake, a sweet, circular pastry, cake or bread which is baked in the shape of a king's crown - and here's where you can find it. We've done the research for you and assembled this list of places where you can find (and pre-order) the cakes.

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A sneak peek at the new Crawdaddy's

Published Feb. 8, 2016

There's quite a bit that looks familiar at the new Crawdaddy's, located just west of its former digs on Greenfield Avenue, including plenty of seafood and those famous honey glazed carrots.

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Seger serves up some Fat Tuesday cocktail gems

Published Feb. 27, 2014

There are a lot of places in Milwaukee to celebrate Mardi Gras this year, but one of the best is Big Daddy's Brew & Que. The restaurant hosts a big Mardi Gras celebration from Vendredi (Friday) Feb. 27 through Mardi (Tuesday), March 4. In addition to live music by the Stubby Chubbz Brass Band on Fat Tuesday itself, the event will feature a New Orleans-style menu and some specialty cocktails by master mixologist Adam Seger.

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Big Easy living: Mardi Gras at Maxie's

Published March 7, 2011

Dan Sidner grew up in Kearney, Neb., but gumbo runs in his veins. Buy him a plane ticket to New Orleans, put a drink in his hand when he gets there and he is one happy man. Fortunately, Sidner co-owns Maxie's Southern Comfort, the popular Milwaukee restaurant that specializes in the Cajun and Creole cooking of Louisiana as well as the food of the Carolinas "low country." Maxie's has big plans for tonight and tomorrow.

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Distil celebrates first Mardi Gras with classic cocktails

Published March 7, 2011

The carnival season is upon us and while Mardi Gras fun won't be difficult to find in area bars, Distil, 722 N. Milwaukee St., will celebrate its first Fat Tuesday with some hand-crafted cocktails, says manager Mike Edler.