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. Continue reading

Lowcountry Cajun Festival Scheduled for Apr. 6

crawfishThe Lowcountry Cajun Festival, now in its 23rd year, features jambalaya, etoufee, alligator, hot dogs and funnel cakes, but eaters show up for the crawfish, according to a Charleston County Parks press release.

“Visitors are encouraged to sign up for the (crawfish eating) contest when they arrive at the festival,” emphasizes the Apr. 6 festival announcement.

The festival at James Island County Park runs from 12 noon-6 p.m. The eating contest is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

For a detailed schedule, including information on the music acts, visit ccprc.com. Admission to the event is $10 a person, with children aged 12 or younger admitted free.