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The Tuesday before Lent, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is a traditional day of celebration and festivities before the contemplation and abstinence of the Lenten season.

Cleveland may be a thousand miles from New Orleans and several thousand from Rio, but the city still knows how to throw a Mardi Gras party. Mardi Gras 2014 is March 4.

Salmon Dave's

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Salmon Dave's, in Rocky River, celebrates Mardi Gras all season long with elaborate drink specials, spicy creole cuisine, and a friendly festive atmosphere. The party continues on Tuesday with live music in the bar, beads, and lots of fun.

Salmon Dave's
19015 Old Lake Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
440 331-2739

Paladar

At Paladar, the celebration is called Carnavale, but don't let the name change fool you. It's a Fat Tuesday party all right. The festivities include a live Latin band, half-off mojitos and complimentary beads as well as a host of Brazilian food specials. The party lasts from 11am to 2am. Reservations are a good idea.

Paladar
28601 Chagrin Blvd.
Woodmere, OH 44122
216 896-9020

The Mardi Gras Lounge and Grill

You'd expect a restaurant named the Mardi Gras to have a killer party, and this one doesn't disappoint. In fact, every day is Mardi Gras at this friendly, downtown eatery. Tuesday, however, they're offering live jazz all evening and lots of tasty Nawlin's style specials in addition to their regular selections, like a yummy Jambalaya. Remember, Mardi Gras serves late into the evening, too.

Mardi Gras Lounge and Grill
1425 E 21st St.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216 862-9774

Around the Corner Mardi Gras Party

Lakewood's perennial favorite bar and restaurant is hosting a Mardi Gras party, featuring live music There'll be beads, cajun fare, festive masks, and balloons. The party starts at 9pm.

Around the Corner
18616 Detroit Ave.
Lakwood, OH 44107
216 521-4413

House of Blues

House of Blues, Cleveland Ohio
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The House of Blues is hosting Flogging Molly on March 4th. Tickets start at $34 and the show starts at 730pm.

House of Blues
308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
216 523-BLUE

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