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Mardi Gras, the pre-Lent celebration of extravagance and excess, is next Tuesday, February 16. Though boisterous parties and jubilant crowds of people parading through the streets certainly aren't feasible right now, there are plenty of safe alternatives. We've rounded up a list of places to get king cake, beignets, crawfish boils, Hurricane cocktails, and other food and drink specials from local businesses like Delta Cafe and NOLA Doughnuts below. Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)! For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.
Louisiana-born baker Chelsea Speir, who lived in New Orleans for several years, is paying tribute to her native state with king cakes festooned with glittery colored sugar. Flavors include cinnamon sugar or praline and cream. Cakes can be picked up at Gumba or delivered for no additional charge within the Portland metro area. Orders must be placed by February 14 to be received in time for Mardi Gras.
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