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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Crawfish Boil - All You Can Eat for $5

It's crawfish season! If you are Asian or have Asian friends, your Facebook newsfeed is probably filled with crawfish photos, signifying the crawfish season.  It's an American Gulf Coast thing but has become an Asian obsession.  Cooked with all the spices and flavors of Cajun Country, these small lobster-like critters are highly addictive.

You can have your own crawfish boil at home, the Asian grocery stores are carrying them now for around $4/lb.  Or if you want to enjoy them for cheap without all the hassle, the University of Louisville is hosting their annual Crawfish Boil.  It's all you can eat crawfish for only $5, which also includes corn, potatoes, sausage, rice & beans, and drinks.  They also have hotdogs for those wanting something more familiar.  It's open to U of L students, alumni and crawfish lovers.

Here are the details:
  • Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Location: George J. Howe Red Barn, 2011 S. Brook Street, 40208. 
  • Cost: $5 (cash only)
  • Parking: Park at the lot by the Red Barn or the University Club.  
  • Tip:  It's not too spicy so bring your own hot sauce!
The crawfish gets cheaper and larger towards the end of the season, around June.  So we're waiting for a nice day to have our own annual crawfish at home!