Louisiana Voice is underwater!

Journalist Tom Aswell is the Louisiana Voice.

Crawfish Report is sad to report that investigative journalist Tom Aswell, author of the brilliant Louisiana Voice blog, has suffered the loss of his Denham Springs home during the Great Amite River Flood of 2016. Tom was in good company…

The Flood of 2016

Use this tool to determine if your property is in the 100-year flood zone.

Venerable Crawfish here. While it is too late for this map to be of service to anyone during the harrowing Amite River Flood of 2016, perhaps this 100-year-flood zone map may be of use to folks in the future. It…

Crawfish housing market on the rise

The image of a crawfish "house" or "chimney" is a fairly common site.

If you live in Louisiana, you’ve probably seen a crawfish house. A crawfish house is a pile of dried mud erupting from the ground. It resembles a chimney. For most Cajuns, these crawfish houses represent everything that is good and…

Crawfish speed eating

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If you’re gonna eat crawfish, you might as well enjoy it and take your time. However, Breaux Bridge State Representative Mike Huval won the celebrity speed crawfish eating contest at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival at the beginning of May.…

How the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival got started

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Breaux Bridge native Sam Irwin’s book, Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, tells you everything you need to know about how the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival got started. The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival takes place May 6-8.…

New York Times: Prairie crawfish companion

Hawk's Crawfish is in the middle of nowhere!

The New York Times recently featured Hawk’s Restaurant (north of Rayne, La.) in an article entitled Where Crawfish are Boiled, Fried and Celebrated. Congratulations to Hawk’s on the national recognition. It’s well deserved. Hawk’s was one of the “new” restaurants…