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Mardi Gras Specials Feb 20 through Fat Tuesday (Feb 28) at Razzoo’s!

Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, and Razzoo’s is already in the mood to party!

 

Beginning NEXT MONDAY – February 20 – Razzoo’s Cajun Café will begin running Mardi Gras specials in Texas leading up to Fat Tuesday. These specials will run ALL DAY, EVERY DAY and include our most popular menu items:

 

·      $3 Frozen Hurrycane: Razzoo’s take on the classic New Orleans Hurricane, our Hurrycane packs a punch! With both light and dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine, it’s a tasty treat any day of the week.

·      $3 Frozen Mardi Rita: Not feeling the Hurrycane? You can’t go wrong with a Razzoo’s Mardi Rita! Our festive margarita will get you in the mood to party!

·      $3 Abita Pints: Only a true Cajun can appreciate the beauty of Abita beers. Brewed in Abita Springs, Louisiana – just north of New Orleans – Abita brings us all the feels of Mardi Gras.

·      $3 Boudin Balls: Who wouldn’t love a battered ball of sausage goodness?! A Cajun favorite, boudin balls make the perfect appetizer or late night snack.

·      $3 Rat Toes: One of our most popular menu items, now just $3! We start with spicy jalapenos, stuff them with shrimp and crab, then serve them deep fried with our homemade buttermilk ranch dip. Watch yourself – these will give you a hurtin’ they are so good!

·      $3 Fried Pickles: Addictive and delicious, you’ll want to do yourself a favor and order two orders of these. And heck – at $3 a pop – you don’t even need to feel guilty about it!

 

Get the Mardi Gras party started early at Razzoo’s Cajun Café! We can’t wait to share our Mardi Gras specials with you, starting February 20 and running through Fat Tuesday (Feb. 28). The best Cajun food in Texas is at Razzoo’s!

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What are the Origins of Mardi Gras?

As many of you know, Mardi Gras – or Carnival as it’s commonly called around the world - is going on now! Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans, king cake and, of course, beads, doubloons and other “throws”. But how did it begin? What’s it about?

 

Razzoo’s Cajun Café – your favorite Cajun food restaurant – has the scoop for you. Impress your friends with your Mardi Gras knowledge!

 

So what exactly is Mardi Gras?

 

In a nutshell, it’s one big party! It begins the day after Epiphany (Jan. 6) and then lasts until Fat Tuesday (which is Feb. 9 this year). It’s a month long celebration of parades, parties, balls – depending on where you live – with the bulk of the festivities happening the week leading up to Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French, but the term is used loosely to describe all festivities leading up to Ash Wednesday.

 

Where did it begin?

 

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years, dating back to a time of pagan celebrations of spring and fertility. It is believed to have begun in Rome and Greece, where Christianity was spreading. Newly converted Christians wanted to carry on their pagan celebrations, so the early church incorporated them into their customs. Mardi Gras became a time of fun and excess before the somber time of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday.

 

Who celebrates Mardi Gras?

 

Whether you’re a full blood Cajun – or just a Cajun at heart – this party’s for you! Mardi Gras – or Carnival – is celebrated all over the world. As colonists from Europe spread throughout the New World, so did the Mardi Gras traditions. Annual celebrations take place all over the world, with the most notable being in New Orleans, Venice, and Brazil.

 

Want in on the Mardi Gras fun but can’t make it to New Orleans? Razzoo’s Cajun Café is your Mardi Gras headquarters in Texas. Stay tuned for info on a week’s worth of food specials, drink specials and more starting on Feb. 1.