Dining With Denise Neil

Three ways to celebrate Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band will perform at Heroes’ seventh annual Fat Tuesday party.
The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band will perform at Heroes’ seventh annual Fat Tuesday party.

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, and several local celebrations, complete with food and music, are scheduled around Wichita. Among them:

The Mudbugs at Heroes: This will be the seventh year in a row for the Mudbugs Cajun and Zydeco band to headline the Fat Tuesday celebration at Heroes, 117 N. Mosley. The bar turns into a dance hall each year as the kitchen serves Cajun specials and the bar mixes hurricanes. It lasts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and admission is free. All ages are welcome.

Oyster dinner at St. James: The annual St. James Episcopal Church oyster dinner, which always happens on Fat Tuesday, offers all-you-can-eat oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, oyster soup, dessert, beer and wine. Attendees can choose between a 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. seating, and tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door. Money raised supports Venture House and Episcopal Social Services. For tickets, call 316-259-7587.

Doo-Dah Diner’s Fat Tuesday Cajun Feast: The popular diner at 206 E. Kellogg is putting on its second all-you-can-eat Cajun buffet featuring jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, red beans and rice, blackened chicken, crawfish, fried catfish and King Cake. The feast will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. (The Diner is usually closed on Tuesdays.) Advance tickets are $40 a person and available at the diner. Tickets are $45 at the door. For more information, call 316-265-7011.

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