Mardi Gras 2014 may be a few weeks away, but Carnival season has already begun in New Orleans, with brightly colored parades throughout the city and much more to come.
Americans love pancakes so much that we have not just a National Pancake Day, but also an entire National Pancake Week to celebrate the fluffy griddle cakes and the many variations thereof.
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, also popularly known as Shrove Tuesday. Whatever name it is called, its meaning is clear. Party at any of these great spots to do Mardi Gras right.