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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras With Good Eats in L.A.

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Lent starts on Wednesday, and you need to get your sin on. Here are some of the best spots in L.A. where the debauch includes good eats and classic drinks.

Tony's Darts Away: The folks over at TDA will be cooking up some delicious vegan versions of New Orleans cuisine. And instead of finding a little baby Jesus in your King's Cake, there's a much better surprise inside: tokens for free beers. Vegan dishes include Vegan Gumbo over rice, Artichoke Po' Boys, Red Beans & Rice, and Cajun Fries. For more info visit their site.

Rock & Reilly's: Hurricane Cocktail will be served at the Irish whiskey bar from 7 p.m. to close, and party-goers who sport beads will receive a complimentary shot of the bar's fruit-infused whiskey Mardi Gras Punch. Sounds like a hangover in a glass, but that's what Mardi Gras is all about anyways, right? For more info check out their site.

Post & Beam: Over at Govind Armstrong's place in Baldwin Hills, there's a full-fledged Cajun feast going down. The menu kicks off with an amuse of Blue Crab Beignets followed by Black Eye Pea Gumbo with Tasso Ham and Gulf Shrimp. In terms of mains, there'll be re-inspired Crawfish Boil with Andouille Sausage and Late Harvest Corn. To finish things off, Armstrong and his team will whip up some Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Praline and Housemade Marshmallows. There'll also be spiked sweet tea made with meyer lemons, Old School Sazeracs, and Louisiana brewed Abita Beer to delight diners. For more info check out their site.

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Sassafras Salooon: With its rustic Southern charm and down home vibe, this Hollywood cocktail lounge is the perfect spot to culminate Lent. There'll be live music from the Muffuletta Brass Band and the Juicy Beaute Burlesque troupe, and the top-notch bartenders will be slinging New Orleans-style libations featuring an open bar plus tasty Cajun food offerings. Tickets are $70 per person. For more info check out the Sassafras site.