Squeeze the tail and suck the tail? Good lord that sound vaguely pornographic, but if you've had a crawdad, crawdaddy, or crayfish, you know it's one of best things you've eaten. It maybe awhole lot of work for a little bit of meat, but if you are in New Orleans or attending a Crawdad festival, it won't really matter. It's all about the ambience.
This weekend, I attended the 14th Annual Long Beach Crawdad festival. There was a big stage with grammy award winning Zydeo music playing and almost everyone was dancing of dance floor. With the lagoon near by you certain felt like you were in the Bayou. The best part, was the mix of people, which why I can see how American gets is nick name of the "Melting Pot."
It was a little pricey to get in. $15, and if you wanted crawdads it seems like the only you could get that was to pay an extra $15 to get the crawdad boil. That would be crawdads, corn and red potatoes together. All you Emeril Lagasse fans know what I'm talking about. The crawdad seems to be two different variety and I think that they may have substituted some frozen ones in the big steamer pots. It was well worth it because the amount of food they gave took me almost an hour and a half to get through it.
Of course there were other booths there that sold, Po' boy sandwichs, catfish etc.
The weather was great and it was a perfect relaxing evening to a hectic weekend. So if you can't get to New Orleans, best find yourself a crawdaddy festival because it is the closest thing to it.
However, for my Northern California readers, I try to go home in June so I can go to the Isleton Crawdad Festival in the Delta. Talk about a party. That town shuts down for three days!