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Going King Cake Competition Crazy; Beer Cocktails

Plus the perfect Mardi Gras doughnut.

2 Birds 1 Stone
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KING CAKE-OFF— Bayou Bakery has made it into the championship round of Southern Living's Ultimate King Cake Faceoff. Unsurprisingly, every other contender has been from Louisiana or Mississippi — Bayou itself beat out three others (so far) to compete in this round. They're now up against Paul's Pastry, a Picayune, MS-based venue. The winner will be announced on Fat Tuesday. [EaterWire]

DUPONT CIRCLE— Speaking of king cakes... GBD is offering a special king cake doughnut on Fat Tuesday (2/17.) The fetching pastry features the requisite tri-color stripe design in emerald green, yellow and purple — made of sugar. [EaterWire]

U STREET— Subterranean cocktail haunt 2 Birds 1 Stone is teaming up with Maine-based Oxbow Brewing Company for a night of cocktails with beer as a main ingredient. This Tuesday (2/17) from 6pm - 9pm sees three of Oxbow's barrel-aged beers — an American sour ale, a pale ale and an Oktoberfest brew — made into cocktails. There will also be a hot dupontpale ale punch. [EaterWire]