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2012 - Mardi Gras

rworange Jan 23, 2012 08:01 PM

This post is early. Fat Tuesday is Feb 21st.

However, I'm hoping people will use it as a place to report any Mardi Gras events at restaurants or businesses selling baked goods.

Here's a link on East Bay events from last year. I'll keep an eye on those as the time gets closer
http://www.diablomag.com/D-blog/Diablo-Dish/March-2011/Celebrate-Mardis-Gras-East-Bay-Style/

A threaad looking for King's Bread in San Jose this year.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829813

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    hyperbowler Feb 20, 2012 12:49 PM

    Bread Garden in Oakland is selling King Cake already: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bread-gar...

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      rworange Feb 21, 2012 05:52 PM

      Akkkk !!!! My car died today and is being revived by a mechanic. I couldn't get out.

      Any reports back?

      BTW, hyperbowler ... I love you. Thanks for another post of yours elsewhere on the site.

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        hyperbowler Feb 21, 2012 08:15 PM

        D'oh--- had I been paying attention to this thread ahead of time, I would have taken a picture! I just happened to have spotted it while buying some other stuff. They seemed smaller than the King cakes I've eaten in the past, and wasn't as festively decorated as the one Melanie Wong posted above.

    2. majordanby Feb 20, 2012 12:08 PM

      arizmendi selling king cake on the 21st. however, dont just pop in and assume they have some. did that last year in their emeryville location and left with nothing in hand because they were baking them at a later time in the day.

      1. Melanie Wong Feb 20, 2012 12:00 AM

        Here's a photo of the King cake that Dominique's Sweets had for sale on Saturday at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market. Didn't buy it, but it was $20 and HUGE. It sells at farmers markets and by special order, no retail store front.

        Easy Creole in SF didn't know what it would be doing for Mardi Gras when I was there last month. But the owner said they'd do something and he had all the beads ready.

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        Santa Rosa Farmers Market
        1531 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

        Dominique's Sweets
        6990 Giusti Rd, Forestville, CA 95436

        Easy Creole
        450 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

         
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          Pius Avocado III Feb 17, 2012 10:49 AM

          Miss Pearl's is re-opening on Fat Tuesday, dropping "Jam House" from the moniker.

          No menu posted online, only mention of "Live music, Hurricanes, Gumbo and Beads, Beads, Beads."

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            Robert Lauriston Feb 17, 2012 12:18 PM

            And Eddie Blyden is still there.

            http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

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            Pius Avocado III Feb 16, 2012 06:58 AM

            Write-up in this morning's Chronicle:

            http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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              escargot3 Feb 16, 2012 10:51 AM

              Thanks for posting, Pius A.
              that sounds wild: fried alligator at Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen in Berkeley.
              Hope I can make it there to try some.

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                rworange Feb 16, 2012 03:51 PM

                Yeah, great link.

                The king cake at Angeline's is sounding good as well

                "At Angeline's, chef Brandon Dubea, who is from Baton Rouge, La., tops his king cakes with cream cheese frosting and fills them with brandy blueberry compote."

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                  Robert Lauriston Feb 16, 2012 04:15 PM

                  Angeline's king cake might be good. The pecan pie there is the only one I've ever had in a restaurant that is as good as homemade. Everything else I've had there has been good as well.

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              hilaryw Feb 11, 2012 11:47 PM

              There is a party on Saturday 2/18 Eye Heart SF at Public Works with DJs http://sfmardigras2012.eventbrite.com/

              and a brass band party on Fat Tuesday 2/21 at Mezzanine http://www.sunsetpromotions.com/event...

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                NOLAstateofmind Feb 16, 2012 06:41 AM

                check out Fillmore St. in SF around Yoshi's on Fat Tuesday. Last year there were several clubs with music, folks parading up and down the street, and bands playing in the street amphitheater. It was pretty festive and fun. I plan on checking it out again this year. . .

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                rubadubgdub Jan 24, 2012 11:23 AM

                Town Hall hosts a Fat Tues celebration on 02/21/12. $60 adv gets you into an all you can eat affair with music + a couple of drink tickets as I recall. Food is quite good, especially if you hover at the pickup window. http://townhallsf.com/flash/Mardi%20G...

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