BIZNOTES: Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday treats in West Seattle

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday – if you’re looking for tasty ways to celebrate here on the peninsula, here’s what we have so far:

CIRCA FESTIVITIES: The owners of this Admiral restaurant/bar (2605 California SW) have strong ties to New Orleans, so it’s a big day. We asked co-proprietor Gretchen what’s planned – her reply: “Big special menu for Tuesday, plus Hurricanes will be flying. Music and decor.” Reminder, Circa is now open earlier, as reported here three weeks ago – 9 am, seven days a week.

BAKERY NOUVEAU ‘POP-UP’: The beloved bakery‘s locations (including 4737 California SW in The Junction) are all Fat Tuesday-focused tomorrow. Here’s the announcement:

March 1, 2022 will be our 2nd Fat Tuesday Pop-Up Shop! All 3 cafés will be open from 7:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday, selling exclusively Mardi Gras products.

You can stop by any of the 3 shops and pick up the following items:

– Pączki (chocolate, raspberry, lemon, vanilla & apple caramel)
– King Cake
– Muffuletta
– Twice-Baked Croissant


Anyplace else? Please let us know so we can add!

9 Replies to "BIZNOTES: Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday treats in West Seattle"

  • WSEA February 28, 2022 (4:15 pm)

    Does anyone know where I can go to find a King Cake with  cream cheese filling?   Sadly, I dont like the ingredients in the nouveau version. 

    • sbre March 1, 2022 (1:53 pm)

      Circa restaurant is serving King cake

  • Jeff February 28, 2022 (4:31 pm)

    Met Market also sells paczki, but get there early.  I bought the last of today’s at 8 am.

    • WSB February 28, 2022 (4:39 pm)

      Thanks! They made a big fuss over those years ago but I was wondering if that had carried over through the changes.

  • Adam March 1, 2022 (12:42 am)

    Sugar Bakery in First Hill for Cream Cheese King Cake

    • Wsea March 1, 2022 (10:57 am)


  • GW March 1, 2022 (7:34 am)

    While the “pop up” name may have you thinking it’s designed for efficiency, it’s very slow going at Nouveau

    • Gw March 1, 2022 (8:21 am)

      Was in line 45-50 minutes and the line wasn’t any shorter when I left.  But the staff was super nice and the paczki were delicious. A few bonus flavors too Vs online

    • Marty Graw March 1, 2022 (10:05 am)

      Yes, Long line at the bakery!

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