Meet the man behind Link Crawfish Farm
We’re starting our new summer series ‘Eat Like a Local’ with a look at legendary crawfish farm, Link Farms. Watch as Houston chef Chris Shepherd takes us to Crowley, Louisiana to meet Billy Link and learn how he's helping feed Houston's insatiable appetite for crawfish!
Time to vote! Where to snag the best crawfish: Choose between these 10 hotspots 😋
Wow -- we asked, and you delivered! As for the question, “Where can we find the BEST crawfish in the Houston area?”, we received 354 total nominations, and now we’re down to 10 hotspots that will move on to our voting round.
Husband and wife get ‘Out the Mud’ to build booming seafood delivery business
After evacuating their home in Louisiana in 2016 due to catastrophic floods Jamie and Stanley Alford had to find a way to start over, and they did just that - relocating to Houston with their family, where they managed to get out the mud and triumph together.
Kingwood-based crawfish and seafood business opens second location in Spring
Swamp Donkeys Crawfish and Seafood is opening a second location in Spring. HOUSTON – Swamp Donkeys Crawfish and Seafood is opening a second location in Spring. It also has swamp combos, featuring corn and potatoes with your choice of seafood, and kid’s meals with corn dog or pizza with a choice of chips and drink. Swamp Donkeys is located at the Track Shack at 25811 W. Hardy Road. The soft opening hours are Thursday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.For more information or bulk orders, customers can call 281-813-7500.
Crawfish or crab legs? Enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood with family and friends at Annual ‘Cajun AF’ Festival
HOUSTON – Got a taste for all-you-can-eat crawfish or crab legs? The Bayou City is welcoming the taste of Louisiana once again with the Annual Cajun AF Festival on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Known for being one of the biggest seafood boils brought to Houston, the family-friendly event will be held at Live Oak Houston, located at 2533 Southmore Blvd. Over the past few years, nearly 2,000 seafood lovers have attended the festival for a feast of crawfish, crab, shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn, featuring entertainment from the city’s top DJs. Some passes are available free of charge, while other ticket options include all-you-can-eat crawfish or all-you-can-eat crab and shrimp, or both.
A ‘how-to’ on crawfish season at Willie’s Grill & Icehouse in Cypress
People love to eat crawfish, not only because they are delicious, but also because it’s fun to peel them! Chef Justin Schultz at Willie’s Grill & Icehouse in Cypress is giving us all the answers for first-time mud bug eaters. Willie’s has live Louisiana crawfish delivered daily, and they’re in constant communication with their Louisiana farmers to make sure they get us the best bugs in H-Town. And with 3 hurricanes in Louisiana last year, and Snow-Mageddon last month, crawfish season is about to hit peak quality. AdWatch as Lauren Kelly and Chef Justin have a crawfish-peeling contest to see who can peel the most!
You can enjoy some live music, eat pho and crawfish while supporting a Houston restaurant on Friday night
HOUSTON – Bibo’s Bistro and Bar is turning two, and you are invited to celebrate with signature pho and crawfish. The pho and Asian fusion restaurant located at Beltway 8 and Lake Houston Parkway will be celebrating their second anniversary with live music and crawfish at Redemption Square, the restaurant posted on their Facebook page. 🎉 Bibo's Bistro is turning two! Bibo’s Bistro & Bar will also bring a Kona Ice Truck for cool desserts. IF YOU GO:Bibo’s Bistro & Bar - Redemption SquareAddress: 250 Assay, Houston, Texas 77044Date and time: Friday May 29, 6-8 p.m.
Eat all the crawfish you want at this upcoming event at Southern Star Brewing Co. in Conroe
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tx – Montgomery County-based “The Crawfish Critic” will be hosting a cook-off to support a Houston-area charity. According to a flyer posted on TheCrawfishCritic.com, the Cook-Off will take place rain or shine Saturday, May 23 at Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe. I need a few more people to work at The Crawfish Critic Cookoff! All proceeds from the cook-off will go towards Casualties of War-Houston, a nonprofit that supports law enforcement, first responders, veterans and their families. IF YOU GO:The Crawfish Critic Cook OffWhen: Saturday, May 23Where: Southern Star Brewing Co., 3325 N. Frazier, ConroeTickets: $35 all-you-can-eat crawfish, $15 all-you-can-eat crawfish for veterans, law enforcement and first responders, and $10 General Admission (crawfish not included); Kids 10 and under are free.
Get your crawfish fix from these restaurants offering drive-thru pick-up this weekend
HOUSTON – Just because you can’t dine-in at restaurants, does not mean crawfish season is over early. Several restaurants are offering drive-thru pickup for seafood, including crawfish at cost-effective prices for their customers. After a successful last weekend, Levi Goode, owner of the restaurant, announced that both locations will be doing another drive-thru crawfish boil this Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Crawfish packs are $20 for 2.5-pound bags and $70 for family packs. Other drive-thru restaurants in the Houston-area:Address: 11360 Bellaire Blvd, Ste 990, HoustonAddress: 606 11th Street, HoustonAddress: 10555 Westheimer Rd, Ste B, HoustonAddress: 6015 Hillcroft, HoustonAddress: Multiple locationsAddress: 4301 Richmond, Houston; 9600 Westheimer, Houston
Get your crawfish fix with this easy crawfish fried rice recipe | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Get your crawfish fix with this easy crawfish fried rice recipe | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: March 6, 2020, 2:48 pmCrawfish season is in full swing and if you want to get your crawfish fix, start by trying out new recipes to put those mudbugs to good use. Shakti Baum, executive chef with Etta’s Kitchen, is in our studio to show you a crawfish fried rice you can try at home.
Crawfish seasoning 101: This is the correct way to cook crawfish, according to our KPRC 2 audience
If my eyes aren’t watering from the spice, it ain’t spicy enough," wrote Facebook user Taylor Matthews. Doing so afterward only serves to burn your lips and fingers," wrote Twitter user Weston Davis. wrote Twitter user Christian Adana. “Both is fine but if there’s not seasoning IN the boil, it’s not ok. Ever,” Facebook user Shell Lee agreed. I prefer after,” wrote Twitter user @GrillMa95717461Let us know your favorite way to cook them in the comments!
Crawfish? Crawdads? Mudbugs? Where all these names came from
HOUSTON – Crawfish season is upon us here in the South! But did you know that crawfish is known to have more than one name? There are so many names: crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs, ditchbugs, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, and yabbies. The Dictionary of American English, or DARE, surveyed several ways in which different crawfish names were inspired by different dialects of the South. Historically, “crayfish” and “crawfish” come from an old French word “escrevisse”, which was modified over time.
This app will help you find the best crawfish in Houston
HOUSTON – Looking for the best crawfish in Houston? The Crawfish App will tell you where to get the best live and boiled crawfish near you and for how much. The Crawfish App (The Crawfish App)Customers can leave a review and up-to a five-star rating for the vendor. The Crawfish App allows its users to submit a vendor. Who do you think serves the best crawfish in town?
A Louisiana girl’s guide to crawfish in Houston
When I moved to Houston 15 years ago, I was worried it might be difficult to get my mudbug fix here. Here is a list of my favorite places serving crawfish right now. I have had crawfish at both Houston locations (Richmond Avenue and Westchase), and they are both delicious. Melissa said the crawfish at this spot in The Heights has big, hot and spicy crawfish. The crawfish comes highly recommended from my friends Byron Nichols (this dude is an authority on crawfish y’all) and Rich Mendenhall.
Crawfish Shack opens in Crosby
On New Year’s Eve, owners announced online “The Shack is BACK!” In January, the restaurant will operate drive-thru only beginning on Friday, Jan. 3. The shack is not selling live sacks; hot boiled crawfish will go for $7.95 per pound. Hot Boiled... Posted by Crawfish Shack on Friday, January 3, 2020In January, the Crawfish Shack drive-thru will be open Wednesday throught Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday until 8 p.m. The shack will not be open for dine-in until Wednesday, Feb. 5. Crawfish Shack is located at 5822 FM 2100 in Crosby.