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Let the good times roll at Brundog’s Mardi Gras bash

Citizen Staff Writer
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Tom Stauffer

Lots of joints throw Mardi Gras parties, but given the 2008 closures of Bayou CafĂ© and French Quarter, there’s only one eatery in town that does Cajun and Creole year-round.

Fortunately, it’s a good one, and even more fortunately for hungry people in Tucson, Brundog’s Zy-De-Que is throwing a special Mardi Gras celebration for 2009.

Letting the good times roll at Brundog’s (4825 N. First Ave.) means cans of food will be rolling into the Community Food Bank, which has seen a recent drop in donations.

Bring five cans or containers of nonperishable food (the food bank also accepts cash donations) into Brundog’s between now and Fat Tuesday (Feb. 24) and you’ll be entered into a raffle.

Prizes for the raffle are still being finalized, but chef and co-owner Tom Brunner told me that one prized already in the can is a weekend in San Carlos with dive lessons and scuba certification courtesy of Desert Divers, the dive shop next to Brundog’s at 4837 N. First Ave.

As for the Mardi Gras party, Brunner said there will be drink specials, oysters on the half, peel and eat shrimp, a gigantic crawfish boil, Shrimp Bienville, Muffeletta sandwiches, homemade Cajun meat pies, a Cuban Creole dish and a Caribbean black bean dish. The party starts at 11:30 a.m Phone for Brundog’s is 887-2333.

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