My family and I spent the weekend in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for the world famous crawfish festival. It’s my second time attending a boil, my third time eating crawfish and my first time at the festival; you can say I’m slowly working my way to becoming a champ.
The festival is said to have begun in the ’60’s shortly after Breaux Bridge was named the crawfish capitol of the world. Since then, every year around this time people head to Breaux Bridge for this annual celebration. The fun takes place the first weekend of May, and you can probably find the whole town celebrating in their own way.
The festival features all kinds of fun for both adults and children, from Cajun Zydeco music and dancing, to fun rides and games. Let’s not forget the food though, there is plenty of crawfish dishes of all sorts like; crawfish beignets, crawfish mac and cheese and others. We grabbed some beignets, Alligator on a stick, frog legs and some daiquiris to wash it all down while we enjoyed some music.
|‘gator on a stick: Pretty good! a cross between chicken and fish|
|Crawfish Beignets: Quite tasty but very filling|
While in Breaux Bridge, you can find the locals celebrating right in their backyard. As it’s become a tradition to many, it is also a time for family, friends, and neighbors to get together. The fun takes place
in the garage or front yard, where you can find tables and chairs in the front yard, where crawfish preparations are taking place.
On the menu while you wait, you can enjoy stable dishes like Ettoufee, fried fish, rice and beans, and others. This is a good time of year to get everyone together, especially if you have family spread out across the states. Great food, drinks, music, conversation, and a time when the kids gather to play. All things that I love and truly believe in.
Living in the south and so close to the Gulf makes Houston a perfect place to have crawfish in Texas. Over the past couple of years, Houston has grown its own tradition, with places offering Cajun-influenced crawfish as well as the city’s own Vietnamese style crawfish. As a newbie, that’s one style I haven’t quite had much of, but will definitely try some at a local spot soon! Where do you get your crawfish from?
Special thanks to Old Fashioned Tastes for the collaboration