Ah, Fat Tuesday. Filled with debauchery. Before you repent for lent, take advantage of some delicious Cajun-inspired events and dishes on The Strip tonight.
Zatarain’s presents Mardi Gras featuring Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo and Carrie Rodriguez at House Of Blues. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $17.49. www.hob.com
Isla hosts a Mardi Gras celebration featuring shrimp, oysters, crab cakes and Bacardi hurricane specials. A DJ will spin from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. www.islacantina.com
Stop by Mirabelle during happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and enjoy reduced prices on cocktails and fresh oysters. www.mirabelleonsunset.com
BOA serves up jumbo lump crab cake with Cajun remoulade ($15) or blackened jumbo prawns ($34). www.boasteak.com
Although not Creole-inspired, check out half-priced happy hours at The Standard (5-7 p.m.), Sunset Trocadero (6-8 p.m.) and The Den (5-7 p.m.) Cabo offers two-for-one happy hour prices from 4-8 p.m. Beads optional.
Celebrate Cajuns with a focus on French heritage and cuisine at RH. Enjoy homemade crispy Hudson Valley duck leg confit with sauteed potatoes, green onion, garlic and parsley ($22) or Niman Ranch roasted veal sweetbread puff pastry with artichokes, bacon, shallots and Madeira wine sauce ($14). Add some Southern flair with a bourbon peach julep cocktail. www.andaz.com
What are you waiting for? Laissez les bons temps roulez!