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

The Glass Onion Gears Up for Mardi Gras

To celebrate Mardi Gras, The Glass Onion is offering a free slice of king cake to costumed diners tomorrow night.

Also in honor of the holiday, the West Ashley restaurant is serving po boys, gumbo, crawfish etoufee and sazeracs. Its standard Tuesday night fried chicken will be accompanied by red beans and rice. And co-owner Sarah O’Kelley promises there will be beads.

The Glass Onion is located at 1219 Savannah Hwy.