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Dining, SFoodie The Richest Spots for Fat Tuesday, No Mask Required

The Richest Spots for Fat Tuesday, No Mask Required

Planning ahead for Valentine's Day often means people forget to prep for Mardi Gras. Your pocket may be exhausted from the small-plate, three-course, $125 prix fixe Valentine's meal, but luckily the Southern tradition promises a full plate of food on…
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Dining, SFoodie Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Café Marks Lundi Gras

Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Café Marks Lundi Gras

A little rain didn't stop moneymakers from being shaken at Monday night's Lundi Gras celebration at Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Café. With as many band members as there were tables, the festively raucous MJ's Brass Boppers tore up the little café…
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Dining, SFoodie Best Excuse Ever to Drink on a Tuesday

Best Excuse Ever to Drink on a Tuesday

philippe leroyer/FlickrOff with her ― top.Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore Where: 1300 on Fillmore, 1300 Fillmore (at Eddy), 771-7100 When: Tonight, Mar. 8, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cost: A la carte pricing The rundown: Maybe San Francisco isn't in the top…
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Dining, SFoodie King Cake Offers Sweetness, and a Dubious Prize

King Cake Offers Sweetness, and a Dubious Prize

Tomorrow for Fat Tuesday, the Sunset bakery is serving up king cake, a New Orleans…
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Dining, SFoodie Cupcakes for Choice, Drinks for Dogs, and Gumbo for Mardi Gras!

Cupcakes for Choice, Drinks for Dogs, and Gumbo for Mardi Gras!

SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Pissed about the House-approved federal funding cuts for Planned Parenthood? I am because it's total bullshit. In response, we're doing some culinary activism in the form…
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Dining, SFoodie Mardi Gras Smackdown: Oyster Po'Boy from Tasty's vs. Queen's

Mardi Gras Smackdown: Oyster Po'Boy from Tasty's vs. Queen's

Since Mardi Gras is in the air (it arrives next Tuesday, Mar. 8), SFoodie has been hankering for a proper oyster po'boy, the kind we scarfed on a four-day eating binge in New Orleans a few years back. It's a…
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Dining, SFoodie Boxing Room's Mardi Gras

Boxing Room's Mardi Gras

Lagniappe Dinner When: Mon., Mar. 7; reservations between 5:30-10 p.m. Where: Absinthe, 398 Hayes (at Gough), 551-1590 Cost: $35 for three courses; oysters on the half shell, beer, and wine sold separately The rundown: New Orleans-themed Boxing Room ― the…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Celebrate Mardi Gras

What To Do? Tuesday's Pick: Celebrate Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras @ Various LocationsWith the hot flush of underdog love filling everyone's hearts after the Saints' improbable Super Bowl victory (so conveniently close to Mardi Gras!), you can bet there'll be a lotta people pretending to be Big…
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Dining, SFoodie Gumbo Throwdown Highlight of Miss Pearl's Five-Day Mardi Gras Fest

Gumbo Throwdown Highlight of Miss Pearl's Five-Day Mardi Gras Fest

Right after Sunday's game ended, our friend, a New Orleans native, slumped up against a wall, eyes closed, smiling tightly. "Is he gonna cry?" whispered someone at the party. The crawfish were really good ― salty, peppery, and sweet ―…
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Music, All Shook Down Monday Morning Hangover: Mardi Gras, Goths, and Bondage

Monday Morning Hangover: Mardi Gras, Goths, and Bondage

It didn't rain this weekend. Well, not really. There was a torrential downpour Saturday night, and while most kids were tucked in their beds, the streets, as cold as they were, were crowded with people primed to party as a…
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News, The Snitch IHOP Pancake Giveaway to Benefit Local Hospital -- Depending Upon Your Definition of 'Local'

IHOP Pancake Giveaway to Benefit Local Hospital -- Depending Upon Your Definition of 'Local'

In one of the more stunningly bad product tie-ins in recent memory, the good people over at the International House of Pancakes have declared next Tuesday to be National Pancake Day. Next Tuesday, is, of course, Mardi Gras, a day…
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