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Mardi Gras Web Edibles

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It's the fattest Tuesday of the year: Mardi Gras! This means King cake, crawfish, po' boys, and the responsible imbibing of hurricanes, hand grenades and Sazeracs (not necessarily in that order). Mardi Gras marks one last chance to cut loose a little before Lent and the obligatory pressure to not eat certain things. At LocalEats, we're of the opinion that New Orleans possesses one of the planet's superior dining cultures. Take a look at our list of the best restaurants in New Orleans, and in the spirit of debauchery and celebration, enjoy these Fat Tuesday-related links. 

Anxious about choking on the baby in the King cake? Why not take it in liquid form with The King Cake-tini

Southern Foodways and Eatocracy celebrate a New Orleans tradition that often flies under the radar (as far as national attention): the sno-ball.

Taking on one of NOLA's most iconic foodstuffs: the Famous Ferdi Special po' boy at Mother's.

Want to avoid the raucous crowds, lines at the bar, and the flying beads and cabbage? Serious Eats provides recipes for 12 cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras at home.

We're not always on board with the cupcake crazies, but we could down with some  Gumbo Cupcakes

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