Month: May 2016

Crawfish housing market on the rise

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

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

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

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…