Ignore the snow outside because inside Timothy’s Restaurant in Union Pier it’s New Orleans during Mardi Gras season – beads and all.

As he does every year, Owner/Executive Chef Timothy Sizer kicks it up a few notches, doses out a few Emeril Lagasse “Bams!” and goes all out for this Louisiana celebration.

Sazerac

Sazerac is a blend of cognac, whiskey, lemon juice and Pernod.

Crawfish Dip

Crawfish Dip is shown with buttered toast points.

Etouffee

During Mardi Gras season, Timothy’s Restaurant serves Étoufée.

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