Forget what we said about minding people's toes and staying off kids' ladders -- do whatever you can to stampede to the front of the line and score Food Drunk's new Mardi Gras creation, the King Cake Burger. Making other Mardi Gras foods seem like Jenny Craig snacks, the burger combines a sharp cheddar-smothered brisket patty with a glazed, sprinkle-y bun inspired by Fat Tuesday's signature dessert, but minus the little plastic baby, because he'd be an extreme choking hazard.
Food Drunk debuted them two weeks back, and they've been selling like very literal hotcakes ever since. You can join the NOLA food truck's never-ending lines in the Central Business District from 11am- 2pm for a taste, or hold out until Mardi Gras and grab one at any uptown parade.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist. Some of her strongest friendships are built on cheeseburgers. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.