Deer Park Irish Pub is gearing up for its annual Mardi Gras, French for "Fat Tuesday."Deer Park, 1530 Leesburg Road, will celebrate at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 with Cajun Skip and his Zydeco Legendary Troupe Band performing.
Enjoy gumbo served with rice, corn bread and doughnutlike paczki for dessert for $8.
Diners will receive a special visit at 8:30 p.m. from the costumed King Rex (publican Tony Henry) and Bacchus (Ryan Lee), the god of wine, to shower folks with beads and to cut the King’s Cake at 9 p.m.Ivy Tech Special Cuisines
For Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s next Special Cuisines weekly dinner of the semester, students will serve up an Italian menu.
• Appetizer: Cured meats and pickled vegetables
• Starter: Cantalonian tomato baguettes
• Soup: Shrimp and bell pepper soup with garlic sauce
• Salad: Greek country bean salad
• Entrée: Classic paella with chicken
Reservations are available at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday for the $25 meals.
To make reservations, which are required, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners. You can also call 481-2243.
Dinners are served in the Hospitality Room on Ivy Tech Northeast’s Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
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