(2.21) Beignets, Po Boys, Hurricanes, Sazeracs! Kin Southern Table + Bar will be celebrating Fat Tuesday with traditional New Orleans food and drink. At 7pm the Providence Drum Troupe will be cranking things up, after which they will be heading over to Alchemy to assist the Superchief Trio with their percussion! (Kin is on Washington Street, Alchemy is not far away on Chestnut Street, so this seems like it might be a parade?)
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Diners walk through the bar into the dining room, a preamble of pride and celebration in liquid form that simply goes by “drank.” Cocktails are fruit forward and lush: blackberry, pineapple, mango, lemon, all add punch to the back notes of whiskey and cognac. And though there’s celebratory humor in each name (Auntie’s Kool Aid mixes Stoli and a revolving flavor of, yep, Kool Aid), there is deep pride in being a woman in this world that emanates not only in artwork but in libations. Black Girl Magic (peach vodka and lemonade) and Darker the Berry (gin and blackberry) remind everyone seated of the force of female energy — and there is no place at the table for those who forget it.
Mardi Gras Party, 5:30pm to 8pm, Tuesday, February 21, Kin Southern Table + Bar, 71 Washington Street, (directions)