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Mardi Gras Dining and Drinking Guide in Chicago

Mardi Gras, a time to fatten up on binge-worthy food and booze before a time of repentance and sacrifice. Or just an excuse to engage in raucous frivolity before continuing to live your life as normal.

Mardi Gras @ Shaw's Crab House

Shaw’s Crab House

Either way, Mardi Gras, which takes place March 4, is a rollicking good time filled with New Orleans-inspired food and drinks, and Chicago restaurants are going all out for the pre-Lenten festivites. Here’s your guide to Mardi Gras dining and drinking.

Shaw’s Crab House

If there’s one place that knows how to throw a good party it’s Shaw’s Crab House. The restaurant kicks off a five-day celebration on February 28, running through Mardi Gras with bounteous specials, cocktails, and live music in the oyster bar.


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Mardi Gras

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mardi Gras” /ˈmɑrdiɡrɑː/, “Mardi Gras season“, “‘Fat Tuesday'” and “Carnival season“,[1][2][3][4][5] in English, refer to events of theCarnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany or Kings day and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning “confess.”[6]Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential