Just because you’re stuck in Chicago this winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the vivid flavors and warm hospitality of the Big Easy. Here are a few local joints that serve Cajun and Creole cuisine year-round, and they’re getting into the spirit this Fat Tuesday.
1072 N. Milwaukee Ave; 773-772-4322
New Orleans native Brian Jupiter focuses on quality Southern comfort food, but on Fat Tuesday, Frontier pulls out all the stops with an authentic Louisiana shrimp boil. $33 will get you all-you-can eat shrimp, potatoes, and corn, plus a complimentary piece of King Cake (and plastic baby if you’re lucky). They’ll also have additional food and drink specials including Red Beans and Rice ($10), Shrimp Po’boys ($13), Hurricanes ($5), Sazeracs ($6), and Abita beer ($4).