Las Vegas restaurants planned toned-down Mardi Gras festivities

Even in New Orleans, Mardi Gras — which is Tuesday — won’t be the raucous celebration it usually is. Ingenious residents of the Big Easy who’ve had to forsake their beloved traditional parades because of the pandemic have taken to decorating their porches this year instead.

….Another Louisiana export is the New Orleans-based District Donuts. Sliders. Brew. in the Block 16 Urban Food Hall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. District is celebrating Fat Tuesday with the King Cake Donut, a riff on the traditional cake with colored yellow, green and purple sugars on top and the obligatory plastic baby (for the uninitiated, a classic king cake contains a plastic baby, and whoever gets it in their serving is supposed to host the next Mardi Gras party). Available through Thursday, the doughnuts are $4.50 each.

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