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Fat Tuesday

New York’s no New Orleans, but that’s no reason not to get in the bead-slinging swing come February 8.


1. Jacques-Imo’s
Half-price Hurricanes, Dixieland band, and a tarot-card reader flown in from New Orleans.
366 Columbus Ave., nr. 77th St.; 212-799-0150

2. Natchez
The Roulette Sisters and a live brass band ($5 cover), plus fresh oysters and jambalaya at Patio Bar, and Mardi Gras specials like crawfish étouffée next door at Natchez.
31 Second Ave., nr. 2nd St.; 212-460-9171

3. Virgil’s Real Barbecue
A week’s worth of N’Awlins-inspired specials like fried-oyster po’ boys and Uglesich’s “famous shrimp Uggie,” February 1 through February 8.
152 W. 44th St., nr. Seventh Ave 212-921-9494

4. Delta Grill
Twenty bucks buys an all-you-can-eat Cajun buffet—crawfish boil, jambalaya, red beans and rice, chicken Creole—plus two Hurricanes and live bluegrass and zydeco.
700 Ninth Ave., at 48th St.; 212-956-0934


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