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3 Reasons to Visit the World Famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

If you love crawfish and all things Cajun as much as we do, then do yourself a favor and mark your calendar now for the world famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!

 

Coming Soon: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

May 4-6, 2018

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

 

No, this event is not at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – or even in Texas for that matter - but it’s worth the drive. Each year the fine folks of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana throw the biggest Cajun crawfish party we’ve ever seen!

 

Why Breaux Bridge?

 

In 1959, Breaux Bridge was given the title of “crawfish capital of the world” by the Louisiana legislature. Determined to make good on such a prestigious title, the folks of Breaux Bridge began the festival in 1960. It’s grown each year, with nearly 40,000 flocking to Breaux Bridge each year for the festival!

 

What Can I Expect at the Festival?

 

 

Here are 3 reasons you must visit this festival:

 

·      Cajun Crawfish Galore: If you’re a crawfish fan, then you’ll think you died and went to heaven at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Order up a bowl of crawfish bisque, a crawdog, fried crawfish, or just plain ‘ol Cajun crawfish boiled to perfection. No matter how you like your crawfish, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it.

 

·      Family Fun: Bring the whole family, because there are rides and midway for all! Arrive early on Sunday to experience the fanfare of the parade, with beautiful floats and of course – more crawfish.

 

·      Soulful Zydeco Music: As Texans, we don’t often hear the soulful sounds of Cajun Zydeco music. All the best Zydeco and Cajun bands play the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, so plan to take in the sights and sounds, or even enter one of the dance contests!

 

Make your calendars to visit the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, and in the meantime, visit us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café for freshly boiled crawfish ready to be devoured! We’re the best Cajun restaurant in Texas for a reason.

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How to Eat Boiled Cajun Crawfish

It’s crawfish season, and Razzoo’s Cajun Café has the best crawfish in Texas!

We’ve learned over the years that some Texans who are new to eating crawfish find it a little daunting. Don’t you worry! Razzoo’s is here with step-by-step instructions to make Cajun crawfish eating easy as pie.

Step 1: Order Cajun Crawfish in Texas at Razzoo’s!

Head on over to your local Razzoo’s and order a giant helping of Cajun crawfish, shipped fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. It’s just $8.49/lb. and comes with boiled corn on the cob and boiled potatoes.

Step 2: Twist and Pull

PIck up a nice, big crawfish to start with; now hold the tail in one hand and the head in the other hand. With a firm grip on the head of the crawfish, gently twist the tail until it pops apart. Want to do like the true Cajuns do? Now suck the head! If you’re a little too squeamish for that, then just discard it. We won’t hold it against ya.

Step 3: Remove the Tail Meat

Now on to the good stuff! Peel off the first few rings (maybe 2 or 3) of the tail so that part of the tail meat is exposed. With one hand, pinch the end of the tail, and this should release the tail meat. Now all you have to do is gently pull it out and eat!

Step 4: Eat your Weight in Cajun Crawfish!

Razzoo’s prides itself on offering the freshest, tastiest crawfish around! Each order comes complete with butter for dipping (this is a must!), boiled potatoes, and boiled corn on the cob. Be sure to wash it all down with a craft beer, Gator Punch, or a Hurrycane. After all, it’s what the Cajuns would do.

See you this week for the best crawfish in Texas at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

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It's Crawfish Season, Y'all!

At Razzoo’s Cajun Café, there are few things we get more excited about than crawfish season.

At the beginning of February, truckloads of fresh crawfish start to roll out of south-central Louisiana and into Razzoo’s locations across Texas. Crawfish season, plus the arrival of Mardi Gras in just a few short weeks, has us as happy as a kid on Christmas morning!

So Where Does Razzoo’s get it’s Live Crawfish?

Great question. As the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas, we pride ourselves on only serving the best crawfish. You won’t find better crawfish than that at Fruge Aquafarms. Fruge Aquafarms is located in Branch, LA and has been supplying Razzoo’s with live crawfish for over 20 years! Fruge grows, harvests, and delivers all it’s mudbugs on site in perfectly curated rice fields, so the process is controlled from start to finish. What was once just one small pond has grown into a huge operation, supplying 15,000-20,000 tons of live crawfish to hungry Cajuns across the country each year.

How Fresh is Fresh Crawfish at Razzoo’s?

Let’s just say VERY fresh! Fruge has perfected the process of delivering live crawfish to its customers so that the process from catch to delivery is 24-48 hours max. It’s the whole reason Fruge has become an industry leader in live crawfish delivery and why Razzoo’s trusts them to only supply the best for our guests.

Crawfish at Razzoo’s = Finger Lickin’ Good!

Each year Razzoo’s Cajun Café sells over 85 tons of the best crawfish in Texas to our guests, and we can’t wait to share some with you!

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Our supply of fresh crawfish is still very limited, so call in advance to check availability on our crawfish special. For just $8.49/pound, you’ll get finger lickin’ good crawfish, boiled corn on the cob, and boiled potatoes. It’s a meal us Cajun folk just can’t pass up!

Prices are subject to change so please check with your server for the most up to date pricing.

Mythbusters: The Crawfish Edition

Ever attend a crawfish boil with some Bubba and wonder how many of the crawfish “facts” he’s spewing are actually facts? Lots of rumors surround the little mudbugs, but which are actually true? Razzoo’s Cajun Café is here to set the record straight with Mythbusters: The Crawfish Edition.

 

Myth 1: Clean Crawfish with Salt Before Boiling To Remove Impurities.

 

According to the LSU Ag Center, salt doesn’t do anything to help “purge the impurities” in crawfish. Soaking in cold water (be it fresh or salted) mainly just cleans the dirt off their exteriors and gills - which you want to do because, you know, dirty food is kind of gross.  Be sure to separate out the ones that float to make sure they aren’t dead.   

 

 

Myth 2: Crawfish are High in Fat

 

Wrong again. A nutritionist for the LSU Ag Center says that they are in fact low in fat, especially saturated fat. This myth is usually tied to the yellow/orange substance in the head and sometimes on the tail that many call “fat.” The stuff in the head is not fat, but is in fact an organ.  (You’re welcome.)

 

Myth 3: Crawfish are Not Part of a Healthy Diet

 

That depends on how you cook ‘em! Crawfish are naturally low in fat and contain good omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in protein, iron, vitamin B12, and other minerals necessary for a healthy diet. So, assuming you’re not deep frying them and slathering them in tartar sauce, they’re really a very healthy meal.

 

Myth 4: Don’t Eat a Crawfish with a Straight Tail.

 

OK - this is where we differ with the “experts”.  They tell us that straight tails are perfectly fine to eat; that it doesn’t mean that they were dead before cooking, just that they may have been crowded in the pot and were boiled that way. We’re not buying it.  We’re sticking with what our Mama told us on this one and skipping the straight tails - and we’ll never serve them to you, either.

 

Myth 5: Crawfish eaters are better lovers.  

 

This is not a myth at all and is, in fact, completely true.  We’re not sure how it got on the list.  

 

Myth 6: I Must Go to Louisiana for Fresh, Louisiana Crawfish.

 

Wrong! Razzoo’s Cajun Café has shipments of Louisiana crawfish arriving at least three times per week from our premium suppliers. Only the best crawfish in Texas, served with corn on the cob and spicy red potatoes for just $7.99/lb!  (Prices are subject to change so please check with your server for the most up to date pricing)

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