It’s only expected that Charlestonians would borrow fried shrimp po boys and even beignets from New Orleans, but how did King Cake, that traditional Mardi Gras nibble, suddenly become a thing? It started popping up at the Mardi Gras celebration a few years back at The Glass Onion, whose owners hail from New Orleans. Now all of a sudden everyone seems to be demanding the traditional Crescent City treat. A misshapen ring of cinnamon-laced dough tarted up with garish yellow, green, and purple-dyed frosting and sugar, and a little plastic baby Jesus tucked away somewhere inside just waiting to crack a filling for one “lucky” diner? Some things we should save for visits to New Orleans.