MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONS: A list of Fat Tuesday 2013 dining deals and parties across northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND - Bust out the beads and feathers: Fat Tuesday is right around the corner.

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 12 and there are numerous venues in northeast Ohio offering food specials or hosting parties.

Check out our list of 2013 Mardi Gras celebrations in northeast Ohio.

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The Blind Pig Speakeasy
1228 W. 6th St.
Cleveland
216-621-0001
Doors open at 4 p.m.

-Free cajun buffet from 7-9 p.m.
-$3 Bud Light bottles
-$4 Hurricanes
-Charlie from Rover's Morning Glory will help judge the 2013 Queen of Mardi Gras. Winner gets $250 prize.
-Live music by Take Flight begins at 8 p.m.

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Tequila Ranch
1229 W. 6th St.
Cleveland
216-566-8226
Party begins at 10 p.m.

"Rock Your Beads"  featuring DJ Ricky Ruckus and DJ Jordan Knight

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Jezebel's Bayou
12718 Larchmere Blvd.
Cleveland
216-721-3877

Universal Funk Mob will perform from 5-8 p.m.

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Water Street Tavern
132 S. Water St.
Kent
330-677-0700
Doors open at 4 p.m.

-$11.50 "Big Easy" sampler platter: 1/2 a catfish po' boy, Cajun chicken and smoked sausage jambalaya and cup of gumbo.
-$3 authentic New Orleans Hurricanes
-Live music: Costley Court from 7-10 p.m.; DJ Donkis and DJ G spinning music videos from 10 p.m. to close.

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Fat Head's Brewery and Saloon
24581 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted
440-801-1001

Chef Derek is creating a Fat Tuesday menu to celebrate the end of Mardi Gras. The special is available all day.

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West Park Station
17015 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland
216-476-2000

-$3 Devils punch
-$5 Hurricane bucket
-Crab cake po' boys and beignets

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Light Bistro
2801 Bridge Ave.
Cleveland
216-771-7130

- $7 Crawfish beignets cajun dipping sauce
- $6 Fried green tomatoes lemon-pepper crème fraiche
- $13 Shrimp Creole grits, marinated sweet peppers, roasted garlic, oven dried tomatoes
-$14 jumbo lump blue crab cake, roasted beets, corn and leek cream sauce
-$19 Bayou gumbo andouille sausage, oysters, crawfish, brown rice
- $7 bananas foster caramelized bananas, rum, vanilla ice cream
- $9 Bowl of beignets, chocolate ganache, berry compote

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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
28601 Chagrin Blvd.
Woodmere
216-896-9020

Celebration featuring live Latin band, Saborit Latin Soul (8-11 p.m.), half off mojitos and complimentary beads.

Mojito flavors includes traditional, pomegranate ginger, mango cilantro, blueberry cucumber and strawberry.

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The Oak Barrel
5975 Canal Rd.
Valley View
216-520-3640

Fat Tuesday taco special: Spicy andouille taco with roasted fresno chiles, Spanish onions and Kentucky bourbon ale mustard

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Rocky River Brewing Co.
21290 Center Ridge Rd.
440-895-2739

Fat Tuesday: New Orleans-style menu, jazz music and beads with every beer.

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