Home Team BBQ Throws Crawfish Boil

Jeff Kovacs

Jeff Kovacs

Crawfish are scarce and costly this year, thanks an unusually cold winter, but the shortage hasn’t stopped Home Team BBQ’s West Ashley location from staging its fifth annual All-American Crawfish Boil.

The party is scheduled for May 3. From 12 noon-8 p.m., patrons can purchase a plate of crawfish for $10 (additional plates are prices at $5 apiece.) Beer specials, raffles and live music will complete the celebration.

Many New Orleans’ crawfish sellers deemed 2014 “the worst crawfish season in recent memory,” according to a recent story in the Times-Picayune.

“Boiled crawfish that sold for between $3 or $4 per pound in Feb. 2013 are now running as much to $6.99, depending on the outlet,” the paper reported. “The cause, most agree, is the series of cold fronts that lowered water temperatures across the state, preventing the cold-blooded creatures from growing.”

Home Team BBQ is located at 1205 Ashley River Road. For more information, visit hometeambbq.com.

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