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Mardi Gras 2015: Happy Fat Tuesday!
As Austin celebrates, we share some fun from NOLA and Galveston

Feb. 17, 2015 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Sticking it to the Fat, Lazy Americans
International Acts at SXSW
"...I (Dordrecht, Netherlands): This Dutch trio fires off big, fat, punk power-chord riffs then starts singing with the glee..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

To Marfa, on a Tuesday in December
When high art and hipness move in, what happens to a tiny Texas town?
"...story from melting into a love letter. It's a Tuesday in December. The grass in the flats is bleached..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Dan Keane

Tuesday SXSW Picks
First night picks
"...Your Big­gest Fan, the Moonlandingz quickly transcended plot device. Fat White Family's Lias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski join Sheffield-based..."

March 11, 2016 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Big Fat Independent Movies
Sending Off SXSW Film 04
"...The Life and Times of Bill Hicks Tuesday, March 16..."

March 26, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

Second Helpings
Knock, knock: Who dat? Fat Tuesday, dat's who!
"...has a few surprises in store for you this Fat Tuesday: baskets of warm rolls paired with the house..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Food Feature

Picks & Sleepers
"...pop aesthetic to their contemporary folk foundation. Jackopierce who? (Fat Tuesday, 9pm) -Andy Langer..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

10 Tasty King Cake Options in Austin
Mardi Gras looks different this year, but cake helps
"...Fat Tuesday falls on Feb. 16 this year, and since..."

Feb. 10, 2021 Food Post by Madi Margulies

Mardi Gras 2015: Local Gras and a Carnaval Comeback
Samba Police reassemble after 15-year hiatus
"...on the day proper, but Austin still brings the fat...."

Feb. 13, 2015 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

Mardi Gras 2015: Gather Your Krewe
Follow the purple-gold-green rainbow to our online Mardi Gras series
"...Fat Tuesday is a floating holiday. It's the day before..."

Jan. 14, 2015 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

There Are No Guidelines
The Sixth Street Sound Ordinance
"...owners of such clubs as Flamingo Cantina, Bob Popular, Fat Tuesday's, and Blue Flamingo, since it ends what most..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Dancing About Architecture
Willie Nelson, not burnt down
"...If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Steamboat..."

May 25, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...caliber on a regular basis - like on a Tuesday or something. And she would be terrific every time,..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler, Already!
Cultivating a Mardi Gras tradition in River City
"...Street will be closed to traffic Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday nights (Feb. 20, 21, and 24), and all the..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Who Dat Rollin' on Dat Float?
Mardi Gras 2010: There's still some time to get out and revel!
"...This coming Tuesday, Feb. 16 is Fat Tuesday. This year, Mardi Gras..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

"...the big gumbo cook-off, Mardi Gras rolls around on Fat Tuesday, February 11. Several local bakeries will be making..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Food Column

Every Day Is Mardi Gras at Cypress Grill Cafe
Owner re-creates essence of Louisiana at Southwest Austin cafe
"...The restaurant's Mardi Gras celebration begins on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12th, at 11am, and goes until 10pm,..."

Feb. 7, 2013 Food Post by Angela Shelf Medearis

Cajun Heat
Thanksgiving fire takes out Sambets
"...In 1998, they got their restaurant permit, and on Fat Tuesday that year, they began serving food. Fat Tuesdays,..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Food Feature by Kate X Messer

Join in for another Artz Rib House fundraiser, and get involved in making Fat Tuesday official
"...this week, there's news about the initiative to have Fat Tuesday declared a national holiday. New Orleans resident Olivia..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Déjà Vu
If the science fiction in Déjà Vu has more to do with fiction than science, it’s not as though this Denzel Washington picture ever pauses long enough for that realization to fully take hold.
"...explosion of a ferry boat in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday. The first 10 or so minutes of the..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dancing About Architecture
Another Sixth Street club discontinues live original music, as Davíd Garza struggles to get his heard.
"...Down a few blocks at Fat Tuesday's, meanwhile, Danny Crooks notes that such decisions reinforce..."

June 15, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Mardi Gras Rioting on Sixth Street brands Austin "The Mace, Pepper Spray, and Rubber Bullet Capital of the World"
"...As a result of the late-night fracas, the traditional Fat Tuesday parade was canceled (and if that doesn't make..."

March 2, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

1999 SXSW Music Festival
" to be mentioned in the same breath as Fathead Newman and Illinois Jacquet for his masterful blending of..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

1999 SXSW Music Festival
" egotism with their 1992 hit "I'm Too Sexy." (Fat Tuesday, 8pm) -- Kim Mellen..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

" event. "[SoCo] could've put the whole show in Fat Tuesday's," he says, "and left Sixth Street open." Window..."

April 28, 1995 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...2005 executive order fast-tracking coal-plant permitting – ruling on Tuesday that Perry lacked constitutional authority to dictate an accelerated..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature

Qmmunity: OUTsider Festival Returns for Year Six
Plus Guerrilla Queer Bar, Joterías, Lesbian Wedding, and more queer magic
"...Fat Femme Clothing Swap Swap old for new. Fri., Feb...."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

King of King Cake
Tried the rest? Now try the best.
"...For the third year in a row, I've made..."

Feb. 12, 2013 Food Post by Monica Riese

Mardi Gras
Have your cake, and laissez les bons temps rouler!
"...Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – comes early this year, signaling the end..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Mardi Gras Party at Swoop House Garden
Because, what, the patio at Sawyer & Co. is too damn small?
"...Bubba Coltrane, because Mardi Gras is coming up next Tuesday?..."

Feb. 9, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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