Tis the season. Crawfish season, that is. The season may have gotten delayed a bit because of Hurricane Harvey and unusually cold temperatures across Texas this winter, but never fear, the mudbugs are here. Here’s a roundup of where you can find the messy, spicy, delicious little critters across the Austin area in the coming months.
Lucy’s on the Lake has been serving crawfish every weekend in February, and there’s only one weekend left in the month. They’ll start serving ‘em up at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, and you can eat all weekend until they run out.
Latchkey is having a crawfish boil starting at noon on Saturday, Feb. 25 with food and drink specials until they run out of mudbugs.
Northern Fir Beard Co. is hosting its First Annual Eastside Crawfish Boil on Saturday, March 3 with all the fixins -- we’re talking sausage, corn-on-the-cob and potatoes -- DJs, outdoor games and plenty of drinks to wash down the crawfish.
Black Sheep Lodge’s annual crawfish boil is back this year on Saturday, March 10. What better way to kick off (or avoid) South by Southwest than with crawfish? $9 gets you about a pound and a half of crawfish and veggies, and BSL will have its “White Trash Can Beers” special (that’s $2 Lone Star, Lone Star Light, Coors and PBR) as well as other drink specials and yes, even Jell-O shots.
In case you didn’t get enough crawfish to kick off SXSW, Whisler’s crawfish boil featuring live music and more is back on Sunday, March 11.
Wine and crawfish? Sure. The Austin Winery will be serving up “Viet-style” crawfish paired with wine on Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $20 and get you garlic butter crawfish, corn, potatoes and a glass of wine.
“Mudbugs and beer” -- the perfect combination from Rattle Inn on Saturday, April 14. The family-friendly crawfish boil is $8 per pound of crawfish or $25 for all-you-can-eat, complete with corn and potatoes.
What goes best with crawfish? Texas music, of course. On Saturday, April 14, William Clark Green is shutting down the street in front of Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos to throw a huge outdoor party and crawfish boil. The same popular venue is hosting another crawfish boil on Saturday, April 29 featuring Read Southall Band, charging $15 for unlimited crawfish and live music.
Speaking of crawfish and Texas music -- the 14th annual Lone Star Crawfish Festival is back on Saturday, April 22 at Stubb’s with music from Jackopierce and Pat Green.
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