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The Weekend Guide

mardi gras!

Just bead it.

CELEBRATE
Mardi Ra
What:
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).

BOOK
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).

TASTE
Asador
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).

BROWSE
Lakeside Market Bridal Social
What:
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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LOCATIONS
The Boarding Bungalow
4681 Ohio Dr
ste 100
Frisco, TX 75035
Asador
2222 Stemmons Fwy
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX 75207
214-267-4815
PFamily Arts
4017 Preston Rd
LakeSide Market, ste 544
Plano, TX 75093
972-378-1234
7501 Lone Star Dr
Plano, TX 75024
469-467-7400
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