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Fun Fact Friday: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Crawfish

Crawfish season is kicking off soon, and at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we just can’t get enough of those little crustaceans! In honor of our favorite time of the year – crawfish and Mardi Gras! – here are a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about about crawfish:

 

1.   Crawfish Come in Lots of Colors.

 

You thought all crawfish were red, right?! Wrong! In fact, crawfish can be blue, green, yellow, and even white. The common denominator: they all turn red when cooked.

 

2.   There are Hundreds of Crawfish Species.

 

There is not a one-size-fits-all definition for crawfish since there are over 500 species of crawfish worldwide! (This makes it easier to understand how there could be so many different colors for crawfish.) Over 350 of those species live in the United States, but surprisingly we only harvest and eat two of those.

 

3.   Crawfish Can Regenerate.

 

During mating season, those frisky little crustaceans fight hard for their prize, and sometimes this results in a loss of a limb. Never fear – crawfish have the ability to regenerate lost limbs!

 

4.   Crawfish are Protein Rich.

 

Don’t feel bad about gorging on a pile of mudbugs! Not only are crawfish rich in protein, but they are also a good source of iron, calcium, and Vitamin B. Eat until you hurt to gain the max benefit!

 

5.   Long Live the Crawdad!

 

Crawfish can molt up to 15 times and double in size with each molting! It takes about 4 years before they reach adult status, and if left in the wild, they can live up to 30 years!

 

Ready to try the best crawfish in Texas? Come into Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week and order a few pounds of our amazing Louisiana crawfish, served with butter for dippin’ and all the fixins. It’s a crawfish boil without any of the work.

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Mark Your Calendars: World Famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

At Razzoo’s, we not only love sharing our delicious Cajun fare with good, fine folks, but we love sharing other opportunities to indulge in Cajun traditions. Few things are more central to Cajun culture than crawfish, and if crawfish is your thang, put the world famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival on your bucket list!

 

What is the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival?

In 1959, the Louisiana legislature named Breaux Bridge, Louisiana as the crawfish capital of the world. So in 1960, Breaux Bridge was looking for a way to showcase this to the world, and the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival was born. Each year, about 35,000 travel to Breaux Bridge to eat amazing Cajun food, hear the best Cajun and Zydeco music, and enjoy the culture of Louisiana.

 

What Events are at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival?

·      Food! Bring your appetite! Sure, you’ve had crawfish before, but have you had it fried, turned into crawfish bisque, or served as a crawdog? We didn’t think so. At the festival, you’ll find crawfish served any way your heart could desire, along with all your other favorite Cajun dishes – red beans and rice, gumbo, shrimp, etc.

·      Music and Dancing: Cajun and Zydeco music are big in these parts, and not only will you hear the best Zydeco bands, but you can enjoy Cajun & Zydeco dance contests. Better yet – throw on your dancin’ shoes and join them!

·      Carnival: What festival is complete without a carnival?! Rides, a midway full of games, and more = fun for the whole family.

·      Shopping: Looking for something unique for your home? The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival showcases local artisans and craftsmen selling their wares.

·      Parade: Arrive early on Sunday to get a good spot for the parade! See the local fanfare and spectacular floats.

This year, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival will take place May 5-7, so mark your calendars now! In the meantime, get your crawfish fix in Texas at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!