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Get Your Gumbo On for Mardi Gras Menus and Fat Tuesday Specials February 9

Carnival season is well underway in New Orleans where our Southern sister city parades and parties hard from January through Fat Tuesday on February 9. No wallflowers we. Atlanta eateries are living out loud and reveling in Mardi Gras weekend specials and Fat Tuesday merriment. Show More Summary

Dime Stories: I Feel Your Bern

By Tony Fitzpatrick Well the Iowa clown car has emptied and the good news is the only candidate who seems remotely presidential damn near ran the table. Two days ago, the pundits and talking heads on cable and network news were saying that if Bernie Sanders got twenty percent he’d be exceeding expectations. As usual […]

Morning Roundup: Look Out Edition

In the news: More Metro issues, the Shaw bike lane debate continues, and more. [ more › ]

Colorado Political Newspaper Now Requires Subscription for Most Content

The Colorado Statesman, a weekly newspaper focusing on Colorado politics, celebrated its 118 th birthday Thursday, with a party at the Governor's Mansion carriage house and the launch of a new website and business model. In a short speech...Show More Summary

Uncle Boons Team Expands With 9-Seat Non-Thai Mr. Donahue’s

Offerings at Mr. Donahue’s. It might seem odd for Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, owners of the Nolita Thai restaurant Uncle Boons, to skew American comfort food for their second act — until you consider that Mr. Donahue’s, slated to open around February 11, is actually the couple’s third act. Show More Summary

Delays on southbound George Washington Parkway

It was not immediately known if anyone was injured in the incident near Route 123.

Visit Colonial Williamsburg Because... 9/11?

Advertisers spent ridiculous amounts of money to showcase their products during the Beyoncé Formation World Tour warm-up/Super Bowl 50 last night—and nestled among the commercials for Big Auto and Big Avocado was little ol' Colonial Williamsburg. Show More Summary

Some Uber Drivers Planning City-Wide Post-Super Bowl Shutdown

Hundreds of striking Uber drivers are planning to make bulk ride requests at 10 p.m. tonight, in the hopes of convincing as many drivers as possible to join them in protesting Uber as New Yorkers begin commuting home from bars and friends' apartments after the Super Bowl. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Even Bernie Sanders Has No Patience For "Bernie Bros"

Because social media groupies are a thing, check out today's end-of-day links: competitive walking history, broken elevators, crazy wine glass, RIP FDNY cat, RIP Staten Island kangaroo, and some very well-trained pups. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

5 Finger-Licking Ways To Devour Wings During The Super Bowl

There's only a few more hours until Super Bowl 50 kicks off, and speculations about the evening are already running wild. Can the Denver Broncos pull off an upset? Will Cam Newton dab his way to victory? Will The Coldplays hold their own at halftime? Will any of this really matter once Beyonce has strutted through "Formation?" [ more › ]

Houston House Ad Appears in Southern Brew News

Check out this ad for one of the coolest buildings in downtown Decatur – the currently vacant Houston House.  I spotted it in the Jan/Feb issue of Southern Brew News next to an add for the Brick Store. Gotta say, it would be a cool space for a pub of some sort.  Or anything else […]

In Md. congressional debate, one candidate actually criticizes another

Will Jawando raises questions about Sen. Jamie Raskin’s commitment to criminal justice reform.

A Conversation with Jess T. Dugan, the photographer behind the new face of queer identity

To see the new face of queer identity, look to photographer Jess T. Dugan’s work, whose portraiture captures many different aspects of the LGBTQ community

Twin brothers charged in homicide case in Prince George’s County

Darnell Tyres Bogan and Darshe Tyre Bogan were charged in the death of 19-year-old Maurice Larnell Sinclair.

Field Notes: Toronto Roller Derby Plays By the Rules

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now in its tenth year, the Toronto Roller Derby continues to do things its way. With under two minutes left on the clock, the Gore-Gore Rollergirls are bruising the Death Track Dolls by a score of 165 to 130 at Saturday evening’s Toronto Roller Derby double-header. Show More Summary

Morning Spin: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates to debate for first time today

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin It's Monday, Feb. 8, and a Democratic U.S. Senate campaign that's been somewhat sleepy could come into sharper focus. The three candidates...

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