Mardi Gras, Boston Style

Here is a measure of our nerdiness: while we’ve been super mega excited about Super Mega Tuesday, we didn’t realize that Mardi Gras was also today until…oh, about five hours ago. We’re not from a religion that observes Lent, and we don’t believe that we’ve ever had occasion to go to a Mardi Gras celebration, which seems a little odd now that we think about it. We’ll probably forfeit going to one of tomorrow night’s Mardi Gras parties in favor of going to a Super Tuesday party*, but if you’re less of a giant dorkface, here are three events you might want to check out.

Beehive is going all out for Mardi Gras with a party running from 8pm-1am. There will be live music from the Nat Simpkins/Henri Smith Band, a Cajun-inspired a la carte menu, a cash bar, and, bewilderingly, absinthe. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Tiptina’s Foundation, which benefits New Orleans musicians.
•The always-festive 75 Chestnut will not be ignoring Mardi Gras. The party starts at 5pm, and there will be masks, a hurricane bar, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee, and, most importantly, prizes.
•At the somewhat unfortunately named Hurricane O’Reilly’s, the party is sponsored by Southern Comfort and lime. The fun starts at nine and we predict that the vomiting will begin at 10. Seriously, SoCo is the devil.

*:How will James Carville decide what to do with his evening??

Beehive [Official Site]
75 Chestnut [Official Site]
Hurricane O’Reilly’s [Official Site]


Mardi Gras, Boston Style