Laissez le bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll this Mardi Gras with food specials, concerts and more in Wichita!
We may not have beads and parades in Wichita to celebrate this fun day, but we do have food and entertainment!
Several Wichita businesses have come up with creative and delicious ways to celebrate Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday this year, which is on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
February 21-22, 2020
Industry Old Town is celebrating the last weekend of Mardi Gras before Fat Tuesday! They will have party favors and drink specials all weekend. Doors open at 5 p.m. Industry is located at 126 N Mosley.
Friday, February 21:
$4 Free State Beers
$6 Espanita Tequila
Saturday, February 22:
$5 Bear Force Moscow Mules
February 23, 2020
Two Olives is hosting a festive brunch on Sunday, February 23 and again on Fat Tuesday, February 25, they will also have a specialty Happy Hour menu, featuring some of their favorite French-creole inspired cuisine, along with festive cocktails, including a variety of Hurricane drinks. Traditional or Louisiana style Kings Cake, your choice!
February 25, 2020
The Donut Whole will be serving King Cake Donuts in traditional Mardi Gras colors. There will be lucky babies inserted into random donuts and if you order a dozen donuts in advance, they guarantee one lucky baby in every dozen. Order yours today to guarantee you get your Mardi Gras donuts! The donuts are $18/dozen these premium donuts. The Donut Whole is located at 1720 E. Douglas.
Blue Moon Caterers is having their annual Red Bean’s Bayou Grill Memorial Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, February 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. This is the one time of year you can enjoy some of your favorite dishes from the former Red Bean’s Bayou restaurant. They will have a buffet featuring: Firecracker Pasta, Pork Loin Thibideaux, Fried Pickles, Jambalya and more. Adults are $28 each. Kids 4 to 12 are $12 and children under 4 are FREE. Call (316) 612-4694 for details. This is a first come, first served event. There are no reservations. In addition, Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco band will be playing this year! (More details below) The event will be held at Villa Luna, 8406 W. Central-across the street from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. (The price includes soft drink, taxes and gratuity.)
Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band will be playing at the Blue Moon Caterers Red Bean’s Bayou Grill Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party this year! They will be playing in a heated tent with a bar and tables to eat on in the parking lot. There will be a heated tunnel to the restaurant.
Doo Dah Diner is celebrating their 7th Annual Fat Tuesday Cajun Fundraiser Feast. This is an all you can eat Cajun dinner from 5 to 8 p.m on Tuesday, February 25. The meal will feature crawfish flown straight from New Orleans as well as other delicious Cajun dishes. Call the diner from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (316) 558-3636 to make your reservations. Dinner is $30 for adults and kids under 12 are $15. This year’s party will take place at Doo Dah Diner Downtown which is located at 206 E Kellogg.
Two Olives is hosting a Fat Tuesday celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. (See details above.)
Chicken N Pickle will celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Shrimp Boil from 6-9 p.m. Their game room will be transformed into New Orleans with food, music and fun. The shrimp boil will include shrimp, corn and potatoes. They will also have cocktails and Hurricane drinks for sale. Music will be provided by the Friends University Jazz Combo. Tickets are $35 a person through Eventbrite. This event sold out last year, so get your tickets while you can! Chicken N Pickle is located at 1240 N. Greenwich Road.
St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita KS will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Oyster Dinner. The cost is $45 for all-you-can-eat or drink. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. at 3750 E. Douglas. Thanks to reader Henry N. for telling us about this event! He says the church has been hosting this event for around 80 years, and that the dinner will have an assortment of dishes, including fresh oyster on the half-shell, oyster chowder, fried oysters, beer + pie. Sounds yum! All proceeds go to support Episcopal Social Services and the Wichita Children’s Home. Call 316-683-5686 for tickets!
River City Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd annual all-you-can-eat Beer and Crawfish Boil.
The crawfish boil includes fresh crawfish that will be brought in live from the Louisiana Crawfish Company cooked with andouille sausage, smoked sausage, potatoes, corn, onions and mushrooms in a pot full of traditional Louisiana seasoning. They will also serve red beans and rice. River City has also brewed up a Hurricane inspired IPA beer called the Keeper of the Haze that’s sure to delight your taste buds. The cost is $40 per person and the party is from 3-9 p.m. or until the food is gone. (Last year they ran out in 3 hours, so get there early!) River City Brewing Co. is located at 150 N Mosley St. *Note: No sharing. Dine-in only and no to go containers allowed.
Little Busters Sports Bar in Derby knows what Mardi Gras is all about: Music, Muffaletta Sandwiches, Beignets, Hurricanes and Excitement. February 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., join in the Fat Tuesday fun. Wear costumes or dress in purple, green, and gold, and adorn yourselves with beads. Then join Little Busters for Mardi Gras ALL MONTH LONG! They will have Hurricanes on Tap for $3 or bring friends and get a Pitcher for $10, $9.99 Muffaletta Sandwich Baskets, $6.99 Beignet Baskets, and great handouts and prizes all Month! Little Busters is located at 457 N Baltimore Avenue in Derby.
Mardi Gras Food to Order
If you want to celebrate Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday at home, several bakeries and donut shops around Wichita are selling a variety of Mardi Gras themed foods. Some of them require that you call in advance to place your order.
Dillons bakery has traditional 24 oz. Mardi Gras King Cakes available. Each cake serves approximately 8 people. These are made to order so you will need to call in advance. Call a Dillons bakery near you to place your order.
The Donut Whole will be serving King Cake Donuts in traditional Mardi Gras colors on February 25. There will be lucky babies inserted into random donuts and if you order a dozen donuts in advance, they guarantee one lucky baby in every dozen. You can also call ahead to guarantee you get your Mardi Gras donuts for pick up on Tuesday the 25th! The number is 316-262-3700. The donuts are $18/dozen for these premium donuts. The Donut Whole is located at 1720 E. Douglas.
Photo courtesy of La Galette
La Galette French Bakery has King Cakes and Beignets available now through February 25th. Call (316) 267-8541 or place your order at the store. There is a minimum order of 1 dozen for the beignets. La Galette is located in Delano at 1017 W Douglas Ave.
Photo courtesy of Milkfloat
Milkfloat now has whole and individual King Cakes available for Mardi Gras pre-order! Call them at (316) 558-8440 or order online.
Items may be picked up in the shop after 9 a.m. on February 25. *Plastic baby included with order to be placed inside cake as desired. Milkfloat is located at 535 W Douglas in Delano.