Celebrate Mardi Gras in Denver today

Happy Fat Tuesday! Here are a couple of culinary specials to help you get into the Carnival spirit today. And if you know of any others, feel free to toss them in the comments sections below.

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Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, 1033 East 17th Avenue, is featuring drink specials on select beers and cocktails from 11 a.m to close, and a discounted food menu from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Call 720-266-5300 for more details.

Big Easy Creole Kitchen, 250 Steele Street, is hosting a Mardi Gras party with live music from 6 to 10 p.m. The restaurant will be offering drink specials all day, as well as a special Fat Tuesday menu: oysters on the half shell, charbroiled oysters, boudin sausage, gumbo, crawfish, jambalaya, red beans and rice and po'boys. Call 303-954-9398 for more information.

Central Bistro & Bar, 1691 Central Street, is offering a special Mardi Gras deal: Oyster Po Boy and a Turbodog from Abita Brewing Company in Louisiana for $12. The restaurant will also be extending its happy hour till close; call 303-477-4582 for more details.

Note: the Creole Food & Killer Beer Festival at Strange Brewing, 1330 Zuni Street, has sold out; call 720-985-2337 for more information.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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