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…

Jazz Fest tourist, caveat emptor!

Greetings from the bayou. Venerable Crawfish here. Some may call me a protectionist but I hate for tourists visiting Louisiana to not get their money’s worth. I mean to say, the bottom has dropped out of the oil barrel and…

How to catch crawfish in 10 easy steps

Get a piece of string. Tie chicken leg to string. (It’s not necessary for the chicken to be alive). Find a bayou, ditch or pond. Stand on the bank of the bayou, ditch or pond. Cast the chicken leg tied…

Fair trade for Louisiana crawfish

Good afternoon, ladies and gents. Venerable Crawfish here. We have always held the notion that crawfish are best consumed fresh. By fresh, we mean a product that has never been frozen. To paraphrase Bubba Blue, if you like to eat…

Elvis loved crawfish

Elvis loved crawfish. In this brief excerpt from Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean by Sam Irwin, Elvis (and rock ‘n roll) helped make the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival a resounding success. Once Carl Simon’s two-year stint…

Got the Mardi Gras blues in Dallas?

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…