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2017 Calandro’s King Cake Information Roundup!

2017 Calandro’s King Cake Information Roundup!

  It’s Mardi Gras.  And that means KING CAKE! The celebration between the Epiphany and Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent starts) when Justice, Faith, and Power is represented by Purple, Green, and Gold (respectively).  When carnivals, parades, balls, and just general partying of all sorts occurs in Louisiana - especially South Louisiana.  When the Louisiana national pastime of French Creole drinks and eats is magnified into just a few short months of the year.  And what most embodies this special season, Louisiana’s amazingly unique and wonderful food, and our penchant here for eating that food than… King Cake! And there’s lots of it…everywhere.  In 2015, we saw home bakeries, commercial bakeries, local grocery stores, big chain stores (ugh), donut shops, cupcake bakers, etc. all getting into the mix of making their own versions, styles, and takeoffs of the Louisiana Mardi Gras delicacy: King Cakes.  In fact, in the last few years NOLA.com put together an interactive 2015 King Cake Guide and Map for Baton Rouge where you can check out all that our area has to offer in the way of King Cakes (Check out our video from NOLA.com’s guide below.) And in 2016 and 2017 - its only gotten more creative and competitive out there.  As the sheer amount and creativity of Mardi Gras King Cakes in Baton Rouge evolves and grows, its actually good for us and GREAT for you.  It forces Calandro’s to stay ahead, up our game, and generally just ROCK with King Cakes even more than in the past.  So check out below for all of the details on Calandro’s King Cakes, and just how we’ve upped...
2016 Calandro’s King Cake Information Roundup!

2016 Calandro’s King Cake Information Roundup!

It’s Mardi Gras.  And that means KING CAKE! The celebration between the Epiphany and Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent starts) when Justice, Faith, and Power is represented by Purple, Green, and Gold (respectively).  When carnivals, parades, balls, and just general partying of all sorts occurs in Louisiana - especially South Louisiana.  When the Louisiana national pastime of French Creole drinks and eats is magnified into just a few short months of the year.  And what most embodies this special season, Louisiana’s amazingly unique and wonderful food, and our penchant here for eating that food than… King Cake! And there’s lots of it…everywhere.  In 2015, we saw home bakeries, commercial bakeries, local grocery stores, big chain stores (ugh), donut shops, cupcake bakers, etc. all getting into the mix of making their own versions, styles, and takeoffs of the Louisiana Mardi Gras delicacy: King Cakes.  In fact, last year NOLA.com put together an interactive 2015 King Cake Guide and Map for Baton Rouge where you can check out all that our area has to offer in the way of King Cakes (Check out our video from NOLA.com’s guide below.) And in 2016 - its only gotten more creative and competitive out there.  As the sheer amount and creativity of Mardi Gras King Cakes in Baton Rouge evolves and grows, its actually good for us and GREAT for you.  It forces Calandro’s to stay ahead, up our game, and generally just ROCK with King Cakes even more than in the past.  So check out below for all of the details on Calandro’s King Cakes, and just how we’ve upped our King Cake game in 2016!...
Instagrammed on December 23, 2015 at 11:27AM

Instagrammed on December 23, 2015 at 11:27AM

“Looking for a last minute #foodie gift without the mall hassle? Well - we’ve got premade #Christmas baskets ready to go AND we’re still taking custom basket orders that combine anything we sell - gourmet foods, artisan wines, amazing spirits and even some kitchen and bar gadgets - in one beautiful package! Just come in or give us a call @ Calandro’s Perkins (225-767-6659) - we’ll get the perfect #ChristmasBasket made up and make you the best #FoodieSanta in town!” Open in...
Calandro’s Christmas Rare Liquor / Beer Event!  (…or “Pappy’s Back with his St. Arnold’s Firkin*”) – Thursday, 12/17/2015 | Perkins | 5p-8p

Calandro’s Christmas Rare Liquor / Beer Event! (…or “Pappy’s Back with his St. Arnold’s Firkin*”) – Thursday, 12/17/2015 | Perkins | 5p-8p

Merry “Whiskey - Pappy - Pumpkinator - Bourbon - Old Rasputin - Saint Arnold - Firkin*” Christmas! Another year, another round of questions about rare whiskies, beers, and whatnot for Christmas: Where’s the Pappy? Y’all getting any George T. Stagg? Did Taylor sell his soul for some Goose Island RARE Bourbon County Stout?   Well - it just so happens that this year, just like last, we’ve got some very merry answers.  This Thursday, December 17th, 2015, Calandro’s Perkins will be doing a Rare Liquor/Beer Tasting and Raffle from 5pm-8pm.  Details below:   First, at 5pm, we will have Saint Arnold here, in full force, with Christmas knick-knacks (St. Arnold’s prayer candles anyone?) and gifts for that beer lover in your life, topped off by a tasting, right off of a genuine, old world Beer Firkin*, of Saint Arnold Barrel-Aged Pumpkinator beer. Second, and also starting around 5pm, we’ll have other various wine and liquor tastings and specials around the store of stuff that will make awesome Xmas Stocking Stuffers. Third, we will open up registration for our Rare Beer and Whiskey Raffle (see item specifics below) where you donate $5 to the Wounded Warrior Project to get entered into the raffle. Then, at 7pm, we will be pulling names for our Rare Beer and Whiskey Items (see item specifics below) and whoever’s number is pulled out of the hat will get the opportunity to buy that rare item at the normal, reasonable, retail price. And finally, even after the raffle @7pm, we will continue tasting and celebrating and having a Merry Firkin* Christmas until the crowd disperses or 8:00pm hits (whichever comes sooner).   So if you’re into beer, liquor, or wine, you want any easy...

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