Cajun cuisine's distinct spices stem from its attitude-laden ingredients, such as brazen pork cheek, incredulous crawfish, and sassy-fras. Give your taste buds some lip with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of N'awlins fare and drinks at Fat Tuesday in Tempe.
Fat Tuesday has achieved the impossible dream of bringing authentic bayou eats and Mardi Gras libations into the swamp-free lands of Arizona. Sample their transported tastes with snappy appetizers such as the alligator nuggets, shipped fresh from New Orleans before being breaded, fried, and served with a Cajun remoulade ($9.95), or the 10-piece hand-breaded shrimp, slathered in sauces that range from mild to mildly indignant ($7.95). For the main meal, try the Tuesday burger, a half pound of seasoned ground beef cooked to order accompanied by an entourage of tongue-lashing Cajun fries ($6.75). Fat Tuesday's ice-crowned claim to fame is the daiquiri menu, showcasing 25 sweet, potent deliriums. Obliterate boring tipples with a large barrel of Banana Banshee, concocted from creamy banana and coco liquors ($7.75), or challenge mortality with a medium Triple Bypass, in which tasty cherry flavors collide with vodka and grain alcohol ($6.50).
Saddle up at Fat Tuesday’s festive, full-service bar, which features nonfrozen martinis and margaritas in addition to the daiquiri delights. Each week, karaoke and DJ nights light up the horizon, with plenty of dance-floor space for daiquiri feet. The patio is a perfect space for seeing the world from the other side of the straw or casting voodoo spells on unsuspecting gila monsters.
680 S Mill Ave.
Tempe, Arizona 85281Get Directions