Mardi Gras comes a little early this year. Right after everyone recovers from Super Bowl hangovers, it will be right around the corner, and Tuesday, Feb. 9 will be a time to chill a few more cases of beer, attempt to make gumbo, and dig those plastic purple beads out of storage. But like any Cajun or Cajun-lover will attest, no Fat Tuesday celebration is complete without a king cake — a traditionally round cake that sometimes has a filling and is topped with sugar icing and yellow, green, and purple sprinkles. Inside: a potential choking hazard for a prize, usually a tiny plastic baby.
Here are nine places around town getting in on the King Cake action. Some are actually making traditional king cakes, but others are just taking inspiration from the king cake and making other desserts, from donuts to kolaches.Read More