Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

5 restaurants with Mardi Gras specials in Las Vegas

5 restaurants with Mardi Gras specials in Las Vegas

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", also called Shrove Tuesday.

Historians at the Pink Palace Museum say the city saw the celebration as a way to bounce back from the civil war and reconstruction.

Flower grower Erik Van Wingeden said Catholics giving up candy for lent will be able to enjoy flowers but not candy on Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day. This society is similar to the "krewes" in New Orleans who sponsor the elaborate floats used in the parades before and during Mardi Gras. A news release late Tuesday said the man reportedly was talking coherently before he was taken to the hospital.

Hoss covered Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish for many years with WWL.

"The kids love it", she said. The first shooting happened about 3:15 p.m. Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel said one man was shot in the head and is in critical condition.

The Zulu community has been a viable force behind the traditions of Mardi Gras. The city has installed about 200 filter contraptions made of metal grates and orange sandbags along parade routes to catch the bead necklaces before they become a mass of plastic waste.

As for the feast of color for the eyes, while I will throw on the Mardi Gras beads now cascading from a bookshelf since our last visit to the Big Easy, I'd much rather don this ring from Eriness.

Rex is New Orleans' oldest parading Carnival group.

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