We have the need… the need for beads. Tomorrow is Mardi Gras — also known as “Fat Tuesday,” which is the direct French translation.
Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it down to the bayou — you can celebrate right here, 530+ miles from the French Quarter with these 10 tasty treats.
Dusty Biscuit Beignets | 411 S. Main St.
Try a mini or regular-size King Cake beignet made with The Dusty Biscuit’s delicious fried dough.
Van Leeuwen | 1653 River Run
There are no plastic figurines to be found in this pint of ice cream filled with yellow, green, and purple swirls along with cinnamon blondie cake pieces.
Pearl Snap Kolaches | 4006 White Settlement Rd.
The breakfast shop is serving sweet cream cheese kolaches with lemon frosting.
Unrefined Bakery | 3250 Hulen St.
There’s something for everyone’s diet including gluten- and dairy-free King Cakes with a light glaze and a sprinkling gold, green, and purple sugar.
Blue Bonnet Bakery | 4705 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Grab a King Cake in a variety of flavors including blueberry, apple cinnamon, and strawberry.
Central Market | 4651 W. Freeway
Try the family-size or personal-size King Cake made with sweet dough and powdered sugar.
Roy Pope Grocery | 2300 Merrick St.
Try a traditional King Cake from the mom-and-pop grocery store.
Tom Thumb | Multiple locations
Pick up a family-sized classic, cinnamon roll, or a strawberry King Cake from your neighborhood grocer.
Martin House Brewing Company | 220 S. Sylvania Ave.
Mardi Gras flavors but, in a beer can — try the sweet, imperial blonde with notes of buttercream and frosting.
Total Wine & More | Multiple locations
If you’re looking for something to sip on, try the Gambino’s King Cake Rum Cream with Louisiana spices, fresh Wisconsin cream, and aged Caribbean rum.