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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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4 Reasons to Join us on the Patio at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe

The days are getting longer, a warm breeze is blowing in, and the birds are a chirpin’. Spring has sprung – and that can only mean one thing – patio weather at Razzoo’s Cajun Café! Here are a few reasons to join us this week for a lazy afternoon or evening on the patio:

 

Drink Specials

 

Somehow a cold beverage just tastes better when you’re sitting on a patio. Each Razzoo’s location is equipped with a full service bar, serving ice cold draft beer, cocktails, wine, sodas, and more. Not sure what to order? Go with a Beer Rita, Hurrycane, or maybe a big bowl of Gator Punch. And if all else fails – a frosty glass of beer usually hits the spot.

 

Local Craft Brews

 

Speaking of ice old beer… One thing that sets Razzoo’s apart from the plain jane chain restaurants is that we love sourcing local craft brews. Texas craft beers from Community Beer Company, Oak Highlands Brewery, Collective Brewing Project, and more can be found on tap at many of our Texas restaurants. Just ask your server for details.

 

Lunch Specials

 

Lunch specials at Razzoo’s are a heck of a deal. You get one of our delicious entrees for just a fraction of the price.  Razzoo’s favorites like Grilled Chicken Etoufee, Hurricane Shrimp, Zydeco Pasta, Pecan Catfish, and more – each for just $8.99! And bonus – they are smaller portions, so consider it our way of helping you jump-start that diet you’ve been trying to start.

 

Crawfish!

 

It’s crawfish season at Razzoo’s, the best place to get fresh, Louisiana crawfish! Our crawfish are freshly shipped alive from Louisiana – never frozen – boiled and served with spicy corn and red potatoes. At just $7.99/lb., it is a deal you can’t pass up. (Prices are subject to change so please check with your server for the most up to date pricing)

 

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Join us on the patio at Razzoo’s this week! Conveniently located throughout the state of Texas, including Round Rock, Lewisville, College Station, Tyler, Plano, Spring, and more.