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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).
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
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 email@example.com.
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