Oysters at Kingfisher (Photo by Jackie Tran)

25th Annual Fat Tuesday Feast at Kingfisher (MENU)

February 13, 2019
By Matt Sterner

An evening of Mardi Gras celebrations and New Orleans-style cuisine.

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The good times are rollin’ again at Kingfisher during their classic New Orleans-style feast from 5 p.m. – midnight on Tuesday, March 5.

The evening signals the end of Mardi Gras — which is the biggest day of celebrations —with its classic New Orleans fare, great drinks, and live music.

Kingfisher owners, Jeff Azersky and Jim Murphy, love bringing that perfect amount of New Orleans style to Tucson in their feast. This year’s menu has a few a la carte offerings to choose from, like the classic Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, and Jambalaya.

There are going to be traditional drinks, too, such as Hurricanes, Sazeracs, and a selection of Louisiana brews like the Abita Turbodog.

Reservations are strongly suggested (who enjoys waiting to be seated, right?), and can be made by calling (520) 323-7739.

25th Annual Fat Tuesday Menu

  • Kingfisher’s Seafood Gumbo – fish and shellfish, oysters, tasso ham, andouille sausage, Cajun mirepoix, okra, scallions, dark brown roux, and Texmati rice (cup for $12, bowl for $18)
  • Baked Oysters “Storyville” – champagne, crabmeat, cayenne, crème fraiche, parmesan cheese ($18)
  • Cajun Redbeans, Pickled Pork, Andouille Sausage and Texmati Rice (appetizer for $11, dinner with carrots for $16)
  • Deep Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish – with texmati rice, honeyed carrots, and sauce Remoulade ($19)
  • Shrimp, Andouille Sausage and Tasso Ham Jambalaya – with scallions, sauce piquant, Cajun mirepoix, and Texmati rice (appetizer for $12, dinner for $24)
  • Kingfisher’s Crawfish Etouffe – with Texmati rice and dark brown roux ($26)
  • Flaming “Bananas Foster” (for two people) – banana and orange liqueur, dark rum, brown sugar, oranges, cinnamon, sweet cream butter, bananas, and vanilla ice cream ($15)
  • Bourbon Pecan Tart – with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream ($8.50)
  • New Orleans Bread Pudding – with whiskey custard sauce ($7.50)
  • New Orleans King Cake ($6)

The regular Kingfisher dinner menu will also be available.

In the spirit of the holiday, all guests are offered Mardi Gras beads and also a chance to win a Kingfisher t-shirt. In order to do that, you’ve got to order the New Orleans King Cake and hope you “find the baby” in the dessert.

The Old Pueblo Jazz Band will get things started with live music at 5:30 p.m., and Dr. Mojo and the Zydeco Cannibals continue to jam it out from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill is located at 2564 E. Grant Rd. For more information or to make your reservations, call (520) 323-7739 or visit kingfishertucson.com.

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