The Weekend Guide

mardi gras!

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Mardi Ra
Ra Sushi toasts Fat Tuesday with Cajun favorites with a Japanese twist, such as Creole crawfish with chili ponzu and eel sauce. Sips get festive, too, like the king cake martini (vanilla vodka and white creme de cacao with a sugared rim).
Why: Thirty-plus happy hour specials ($2-$7) available 3-7 p.m.
When: Tues., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Legacy, 7501 Lone Star Dr., Plano (469-467-7400).

The Boarding Bungalow

What: To celebrate the new location of the all-suite pet facility and spa, Paws in the City is providing $25 microchip services for your dog or cat. Don’t have a pet? Adopt one on-site.
Why: Free chips and dogs (as in Ruffles and Oscar Mayer).
When: Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 4681 Ohio Dr., ste. 100, Frisco (972-668-9663).

What: A new resto specializes in farm-to-table cuisine with a Latin flair made from Texas ingredients (hello, locally milled grits) and cooked over an open flame.
Why: The tequila bar has more than 100 selections and specialty drinks, like the spicy elderflower margarita.
When: Daily, 6 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 Stemmons Fwy. (214‐267‐4815).

Lakeside Market Bridal Social
A free bonanza with catered bites, wine tastings, makeup artists, shutterbugs, and fitness tips from Bridalicious Boot Camp creator Doug Rice.
Why: Raffle prizes include a wedding gown from Bridal Collections by Stella.
When: Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: PFamily Arts, 4017 Preston Rd., ste. 544, Plano (972-378-1234). R.S.V.P. (required) to christina@powerpublicrelations.com.

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The Boarding Bungalow
4681 Ohio Dr
ste 100
Frisco, TX 75035
2222 Stemmons Fwy
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX 75207
PFamily Arts
4017 Preston Rd
LakeSide Market, ste 544
Plano, TX 75093
7501 Lone Star Dr
Plano, TX 75024