We had so much fun last Tuesday, we're continuing the Fat Tuesday party tonight in the Courtyard! 🍹📿🐊Beads, Masks, $7 Hurricanes, Giveaways and Live music starting at 6PM! Be sure to visit House of Blues Restaurant & Bar before the end of the month so you can try the Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee!
Marcela’s Creole Cookery, located on 106 James in #PioneerSquare, closed on Dec 22, 2017. The restaurant opened on February 11, 2008, featuring authentic #NewOrleans & #Cajun cuisine. It was a partnership between chef Anthony McDonald, who’s from #NOLA & brought 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry there & many of his family's recipes -- and co-owner Marcela Fuenzalida, bringing her own experience in the restaurant & financial industry. #Marcela’s menu offered Po-Boys to Etouffee to Boudin to Fried Alligator to Bread Pudding to Fried Chicken Fridays, & they also hosted weekly Sunday #CrawfishBoil parties during crawfish season (“We gonna suck the heads and pinch those tails, Cher!”) – complete with live jazz music. And of course #FatTuesday & #MardiGras festivities – Anthony had his own marching contingent every year - the costumes flamboyant, the brass blowin & the beads flyin. They also offered #Cajun cooking classes in the restaurant. #MarcelasCreoleCookery had a warm, old-school vibe – with a huge colorful party mural (which said “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” – Let the Good Times Roll in Cajun French) and dollars bills stuck up on the ceiling. In 2009 Marcela's was honored with a menu exhibit at The Southern Food and Beverage Museum @eatdrinksofab in New Orleans for bringing #Creole flavors to the #PNW in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. From their closure announcement: “We have come to the end of our 10 year lease and although we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish in that time, we are ready to close this chapter. We appreciate the support you have all given us throughout that time. We will cherish the memories and of course the friendships that we have made, and will always be thankful for this chapter in our lives.” Marcela moved to California to care for her uncle, & Anthony moved back to Louisiana with plans to open another restaurant. #Seattle is now a little less vibrant & vivacious without Marcela’s. Share your Marcela’s memories! Thanks to @DDeitz_ for the tip. #RIP#CajunSeattle#CreoleSeattle#creolecooking#seattlecommunity#seattlemardigras#seattlecharacter#seattlemusic#seattleculture#vanishingseattle
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As far as I'm concerned every day is fat Tuesday. Pass the paczki, mom 🍩🐾👅 #fattuesday