Can’t Stop Crawfish Season!
By Evan W. Black
In any other year, this first weekend of April would be prime time for outdoor crawfish boils with friends and family. But this year, a handful of local hot spots are making sure that the COVID crisis won’t stop this H-Town tradition. It’s going to be a rainy one anyway — so why not drive through one of these happenings this weekend and make the most of it?
- Beginning at noon on Saturday and Sunday, and available until the food runs out, a drive-through boil at Goode Co. Seafood on Westpark and in Memorial will offer perfectly seasoned and boiled mudbugs, corn and potatoes. Snag 2.5 pounds for $20, and 10-pound family packs for $75; tack on campechana or a margarita kit and imagine you’re in a buddy’s backyard! Pre-orders are available online for pickup at either location.
- The Rouxpour in Memorial City will serve crawfish, jalapeno-smoked sausage and boudin balls during a curbside, drive-up boil on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the foreseeable future. Thirty bucks gets you three pounds of crawfish, a dozen chilled shrimp, corn and potatoes. Another $20 scores you a half-gallon of either a “slurricane” or on-the-rocks margarita.
- Crawfish go-to Ragin Cajun has several options for family-style dining this season: Fresh boiled crawfish, shrimp and snow crabs, plus sausage links and sensationally seasoned corn and potatoes.
- Phat Eatery is now offering happy-hour pricing for its Malaysian curry crawfish: $4 per pound from 4pm-5pm; $5 per pound from $5pm-6pm and $6 per pound after 6pm, all weekend long. Call in an order — and upgrade to jumbo crawfish if you just can’t get enough!
AT TOP: Delicious boil offerings from Goode Co. Seafood