However, there is one tradition that simply cannot be stifled regardless of illness or stitches (poor Craig!). It is a without-fail, must-happen, required closure of each Carnival season.
You know you love it.
We do it once a year. That is all. And, yes, there is a "vegetarian option" for me, a biscuit and fries. We emerged from our house, got in a long line with the post-parade costumed revelers and ordered our a la carte options and combo. A successful Mardi Gras indeed.
Happy Happy Mardi Gras...may you enjoy the spirit of Carnival today wherever you may be!