Wednesday February 22, 2012 is Ash Wednesday and marks the start of lent, a time for Christians to give up something, customarily it is a time of fasting. Fat Tuesday and Carnivale is today and are celebrated by eating rich foods and indulging before the Lenten season. In many cities across the US New Orleans most notably, Mardi Gras has come to encompass a full week before the Lenten season. In Miami, there have been a number of early celebrations, however Miami Condos and Homes is going to give you our picks for where to celebrate Fat Tuesday in Miami Beach and Greater Miami. Enjoy Responsibly Miami!
Fat Tuesdays: With locations on Ocean Drive and in Cocowalk, this is the most obvious place that a celebration will be taking place. At Fat Tuesday, they pride themselves on celebrating every day as if it were Fat Tuesday, however on the actual day, there will be a bevy of beads and grain alcohol frozen drinks for revelers to enjoy.
The Alibi: For a more downhome Fat Tuesday on Espanola Way, with a little less emphasis on beverages and flesh, The Alibi will be celebrating in a traditional New Orleans Style, with a Crawfish Boil, Jazz, poboys, and King Cake. King Cake is a tradition where a plastic baby jesus is baked into a cake and the person who feasts on the King Cake will have to pay for drinks the following year. This event is at 5pm.
Sushi Samba: Sushi Samba on Lincoln Road will be celebrating Fat Tuesday, in the Carnivale Style. They will be showing a live simulcast of Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro, and will serve a speciality Carnivale cocktail with a special chefs menu with Brazilian influences. This is a more upscale venue, so dress to impress!