Gumbo, Oyster Bar, Station Casinos

There are only a few more designated days to laissez les bons temps rouler. Mardi Gras draws to a close when Fat Tuesday arrives on Feb. 21. Get your Creole on with this traditional soup fortified with filet, seafood, Andouille sausage and okra, served with a steaming scoop of white rice. You can pick and choose just what you want in your gumbo, but Mardi Gras is supposed to be about going all out! So, order the house special, brimming with not just crab and shrimp but lobster as well.

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