Got the Mardi Gras blues in Dallas?

The Mardi Gras of the Elton, La. Courir de Mardi Gras celebrate Mardi Gras country-style.

The Mardi Gras of the Elton, La. Courir de Mardi Gras celebrate Mardi Gras country-style.

Got the Mardi Gras blues in Dallas?Help is on the way. The Rustic, a restaurant in Dallas is serving up Louisiana boiled crawfish all day.
If they’re serving boiled crawfish in Dallas that means a good season for Louisiana crawfish farmers and wild crawfisherman.

Here’s the scoop: “The Rustic will feature live music on their stage with R&B/soul artist Tameca Jones beginning at 5 p.m. Tameca has been called the “Queen of Austin Soul” for her captivating voice and crowd-pleasing performances at such venues as the 2015 Austin City Limits Festival.

According to Kyle Noonan, creator of The Rustic, “Fat Tuesday is a day to let the good times roll, so we’re going to throw a party that will make you glad you didn’t make the trip to New Orleans this year. We’ll be boiling up a ton of crawfish with all the fixins, just like the Cajuns do, and we’ll have plenty of great music and fun activities that everyone will enjoy.”

The Rustic in Dallas looks like a pretty cool place.

The Rustic in Dallas looks like a pretty cool place.

Crawfish Report doesn’t think anyone will ever mistake Dallas for NOLA – that’s just crazy talk by Noonan, but if you got dem ‘ol Mardi Gras blues in Dallas, you might as well have some bona fide Louisiana crawfish.

In the meantime, if you want to know about the real country Mardi Gras, read The Real Mardi Gras over at www.LaNote.org. LaNote is that lil’ ol’ blog from the bayou.

If you want to know how Louisiana crawfish got all the way to Dallas, read Louisiana Crawfish: The Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean.