A Tuesday holiday? Sign us the f up. Something aboutbeads, masks, booze, and cakes with little plastic babies in them, we’re 100%down. Call in sick to work – we’re gonnaparty like it’s a holiday we know absolutely nothing about.
So what’s the game plan? Crack open a bottle of two-buck chuck and let’s figure it out. First, since we are in fact impressively clueless about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras in general, we decided to do a little research so we could approach our always-informative blog with fun little knowledge tidbits in additional to our fire ideas. Unfortunately, we had been enjoying Gallo Nero’s half-off bottle of wine Wednesday when we decided to do said research and all we can remember right now is that apparently women have been flashing their tits as part of the celebration since the mid-1800s. Really though, from what we can tell, Mardi Gras is bangin a holiday about New Orleans celebrating all things New Orleans. We can easily get behind this idea as we would also like to have a holiday about ourselves celebrating ourselves.
Accordingly, given this is a New Orleans-centric holiday, we thought the best way to celebrate the day would be to hop on a plane and do a quick 24-hour tour of NOLA’s best. Get some beneighs, gumbo, colorful masks, baby-king cakes, and go on a gator tour. This idea came to a screamin halt, however, when we remembered we pretty consistently get trashed on airplane bloody marys and with no supervision, we would probably never make it out of the airport. Fun fact: it is surprisingly difficult to find someone who will ditch work to chaperone your drunk-ass around New Orleans in the middle of the week. Next idea.
Best idea: pivot this into a day of doing all things Dallas to celebrate all things Dallas. We could grab a Dallas CityPass and go to some of our Dallas favorites: the Dallas Aquarium, the Dallas Zoo, the Perot Museum, the Art History Museum. Maybe even run over to Six-Flags and hop on some end-of-day rides. This was really going to be an amazing Dallas day. Unfortunately, this idea also came to a screamin halt when we remembered we pretty consistently get trashed when we’re celebrating well, anything (we see you, flag day), and we would probably never make it out of the Dallas Aquarium. Fun fact: it is surprisingly difficult to find someone who will ditch work to chaperone your drunk-ass around Dallas in the middle of the week. Next idea.
Best idea 10.0: pivot this celebration into eating tacos in Dallas to celebrate eating tacos in Dallas. It is Taco Tuesday after all! You thought we’d forgotten?!?! Silly little jack wagons. Let’s do this. What better way to celebrate FAT (TACO) TUESDAY than to eat tacos on this Tuesday for all. Three. Meals. Of the day. It’s freaking genius. Let Fat (Taco) Tuesday 10.0 commence! We decided to re-visit out past 3 week favorites. Fun fact: it is surprisingly easy to find lots of people who will ditch work to go get trashed off tequila shots and margaritas and eat tacos all over town in the middle of the week.
So where is brekkie? Taco Heads, duh. We swoon over their breakfast tacos – particularly the chorizo taco – and since we are absolutely not pacing ourselves today, we will also be ordering all the margs and at least two palomas, each. As one of our dedicated readers
(@allthesetterladies – this account is so ridiculous and so hilarious) mentioned recently, the palomas here are worth an entire blog post of their own. They are served in Grapefruit Topo Chico bottles and taste like sweet nectar of the heavens. 10/10 do recommend. For more on Taco Heads, head on over to our slammin blog post here.
Lunch time: Velvet Taco. We’re headed here for lunch because holy heck, the people watching at lunch is just so on point. You get delicious tacos accompanied by delicious moments of assuming fun-facts about stranger’s lives. If you see us, feel free to assume that we have a Velvet Taco margarita and taco addiction. Also, people from both our places of work often go to Velvet Taco for lunch and we like to live dangerously. Not sure how it’ll go down if we are spotted slamming back margaritas at Velvet Taco on a Tuesday after we called in sick, but we think it’s a risk worth taking. For more on Velvet Taco, head on over to our slammin blog post here.
Dinner/keep-it-together-hour: El Bolero. We are totally going to make it here. It’s open late-night and we want to get a drink in their stunning upstairs lounge that may not even be open yet and dammit, this is our moment. We are going to look like some chic-af trash bags sipping some skinny margs in those purple velvet chairs if it’s the last thing we do. Given our schedule for the day, it may in fact we the last thing we do. We will definitely order their tacos first – we will need them. For more on El Bolero, head on over to our slammin blog post here.
So now you know how we’ll be celebrating. Hope you all have a very merry Fat TacoTuesday as well!