Cajun Delight: Missoula’s Best Kept Secret for Fat Tuesday Food
It is officially Fat Tuesday. For those of the Catholic faith, that means it is your last chance to eat and drink whatever you want before they take 40 days off for Lent.
According to Wikipedia
In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in order to replicate the account of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ's journey into the desert for 40 days; this is known as one's Lenten sacrifice. Many Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying through a Lenten calendar, to draw themselves near to God.
For many people, Fat Tuesday is the last chance at eating and drinking in excess. That is why the party in New Orleans gets so WILD. The Mardi Gras party in New Orleans is so popular with Americans, that we automatically attach creole food to the holiday. So Easter has ham, Thanksgiving has turkey and Fat Tuesday has gumbo and jambalaya.
So where do you find these flavorful foods way up here in Montana? Well, the Dino Cafe located inside the legendary Charlie B's, has been dishing out some of the best creole food this side of the Mississippi river. Everything from alligator and crawfish dip to duck etouffee and frog legs.
Dino Cafe has been hooking up the most authentic southern creole cooking for years and is the closest thing you will eat next to floating a boat down the Mississippi and heading to Bourbon Street to catch some beads.
According to Charlie B's Facebook page, the Dino Cafe is hooking up some southern-style treats for Fat Tuesday.
Indulge in our Crawfish Bisque, available for just $5 for a cup or $8 for a bowl. If you're feeling adventurous, try our Frog Legs for $10, a classic New Orleans dish.
We also have Crawfish Pot Pie for $8, Shrimp and Grits for $15, and Duck Etouffee for $15. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!