The Rustic Hosts Day-Long Mardi Craw Party

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Laissez les bons temps rouler at The Rustic’s third annual Mardi Craw Party this Fat Tuesday.

The Uptown hot spot is celebrating Mardi Gras bayou-style by serving up authentic Cajun cooking and cocktails on Tuesday, Feb. 13. In addition to its delicious menu of farm-fresh, homestyle dishes, The Rustic will be offering its twist on Louisiana-inspired food and drink staples.

Tomar and the FCs will be headlining the party between sets by DJ Christy Ray, who will be spinning New Orleans-inspired tunes starting at 5:30 p.m. Tomar and the FCs lead singer Tomar Williams describes his band’s sound as “a soul base with a cool sprinkle of rock n’ roll and a little hot sauce of funk.” The five-piece Austin-based band’s captivating tunes and crowd-pleasing performances have gained them quick success, performing at popular venues and festivals like Austin City Limits.

While partygoers listen to live music and chow down on Louisiana’s best, they can load up on complimentary Mardi Gras swag – The Rustic will have festive beads on-site – get their face painted and capture the moment with free photos by Photo Wagon.

“Fat Tuesday is a day to let the good times roll, so we are throwing a party that’ll make you glad you didn’t make the trip to New Orleans,” said Kyle Noonan, co-owner of FreeRange Concepts, creator of The Rustic. “We will be dishing up a variety of NOLA favorites and we’ll have plenty of fun activities and live music that everyone will enjoy.”

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Admission is free with an RSVP on PreKindle. VIP tickets are just $30 and include a buffet featuring a New Orleans’ inspired menu from 5:30-7:30 p.m., dedicated servers, access to a VIP lounge and a private cash bar featuring Pacífico and more, and access to a VIP viewing section directly in front of the main stage during the performance by Tomar and The FCs. For more information and to RSVP, visit

With its casual atmosphere, live musical acts and unique, full-service dining experience featuring farm-fresh, homestyle dishes and a Texas-sized selection of wines, spirits and 40 beers on tap, The Rustic has carved a distinctive niche among Dallas restaurants. The concept is the brainchild of Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz and Texas country artist Pat Green, whose love of the outdoors and live music helped bring The Rustic to life. The result is a fun and relaxing dining and concert experience from a phenomenal patio, all under the big Texas sky.

The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell Street in Dallas.

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