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Crawfish (and vegan 'crawfish') boils in Austin this weekend

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com
Cooked crawfish in a cooler during the 3rd Annual Micki and Mason Memorial Crawfish Boil and Washer Tournament Saturday at Red Rooster's. Photo by Megumi Rooze

'Tis the season for eating mud bugs while drinking cold beer. Along with the usual suspects who hold regular crawfish boils (Shoal Creek Saloon, Quality Seafood, Crawfish Shack and Deck Hand Oyster Bar), many places have one-off events throughout crawfish season. There are plenty of places around town, including several breweries, holding crawfish boils this weekend. And East Austin bar Buzz Mill has raised the stakes this year, serving crawfish and "nahfish," plant-based crustacean-like foodstuffs. Descriptions taken from event pages.

SATURDAY

Black Star Co-op: Viet-Cajun style crawfish boil. Cost is $12 per serving. Event runs from noon to 3 p.m.

Buzz Mill: Crawfish & Nahfish Boil -- "Plow Burger and Plants Lead Our Way Founder Isaac Mogannam is teaming up with the owner of Buzz Mill, Jason Sabala, to bring the community together for the ultimate Crawfish and Nahfish boil on Saturday, April 20, 2-6pm. The Buzz Mill and Plow Distribution are welcoming all the fine people of Austin - no matter their preferred diet - in order to bring more awareness to the plant-based movement while creating an atmosphere of community fueled by the rich culture of each business.

  • Tickets: $15 Eventbrite or $17 at the Door
  • Time: 2pm - 6pm
  • Date: Saturday, April 20th
  • Where: 1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78741

Circle Brewing: The brewery is serving up crawfish and bluegrass, with Cajun-style crawfish from All My Ex's and tunes from The Jolly Jankin’ String Band and Gene Reeves & Co. Cost is $10, with event starting at noon. Music starts at 1:30pm.

Corner Bar: $12 for two pounds. Karbach Brewing draft beers for $4. Event runs from 2 to 6 p.m.

Infamous Brewing Company: 2 to 6 p.m.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Gibson Street Bar: $10 for two pounds or $30 for all-you-can-eat access.

SUNDAY

Scholz Garten: $10 for crawfish and $15 for Bloody Mary bar. Event starts at noon.