RALEIGH, N.C. — Mardi Gras isn't just for those in New Orleans. And with Louisiana parades canceled due to COVID-19 anyway, everyone is looking for alternative ways to celebrate.
In New Orleans, many people have turned their homes into "house floats," decorating the outside with elaborate displays reminiscent of a traditional Mardi Gras parade float.
But just because your house isn't a "float" doesn't mean you can't get into the spirit on or before Mardi Gras Day, Feb. 16.
Here are some ideas that will help spice up that Fat Tuesday celebration in the Triangle:
First you need to get some authentic food. Here is a recipe for King Cake
that will help you recreate some of that carnival food.
Acme Food and Beverage
in Carrboro is offering a Mardi Gras Staycation Meal
from Feb. 11-14 and Feb. 18-21. The take-out only menu is $70 and serves two people. It includes crawfish handpies, red beans and rice, gumbo, King Cake bread pudding and a variety of New Orleans' style drinks including The Hurricane.