No, WAIT...NO NO NO...
Unlike a certain RIPOFF GRAS near the Texas Gulf coast, the following event is FREE to attend. I will be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras day, ensuring that y'all will have access to a place to pee. My email & Twitter DMs are in the invite below. Leslie is our new tenant in our old house, so don't bite anything other than the food.
You are Invited to the 9th Annual Carnival Ball of The KREWE OF PANCAKES AND SYRUP
“the krewe with the edible doubloons”
Where: Our House (email me for the location at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me at https://twitter.com/liprap )
When: Mardi Gras Day (that’s Tuesday, February 17, 2014) from 8am until Leslie kicks you out
What: Open house with food (like maybe some pancakes and syrup)
Why: We can’t eat all those pancakes by ourselves
Krewe Fees: We’re supplying pancakes, syrup, coffee, milk, juice, and probably Leigh’s homemade king cake, but as our friends, Pam and Jimmy used to note for their gatherings, “Act right and bring something!”
* Honorary Krewe Royalty:
King… Cain C. Rupp
Queen… Sylvia Doll Airpannkayques
Special Note for this Year: Yes, we STILL have no bananas – we have no bananas today!
* food disclaimer: follow Leslie’s kitchen rules, whatever they are.
“Religious” disclaimer… We started this because we like pancakes, always make too many of them, didn’t want to give up our parking spots for Mardi Gras, and like company. This has absolutely nothing to do with the Christian tradition of observing Shrove Tuesday or “Pancake Day” by making and eating pancakes, which we didn’t learn about until long after we started this endeavor.