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Chef Tim Byres Boiled Some Bugs This Weekend

DSC01233by Steven Doyle

This past weekend was filled with outdoor parties and merriment with small festivals and crawfish boils on nearly every street corner. Sunday looked a bit precarious with the early morning and afternoon rain, but just before the doors opened at Chicken Scratch, the skies opened and the music began to blare. The Zydeco Kings took their cue from nature and began to tap out some righteous tunes all the while chef Tim Byres did his thing al fresco, grilling oysters, boil up mud bugs and stirring the proverbial creole pot of gumbo. This was a celebration that most assuredly pleased King Creole himself.     Continue reading

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Salute To King Creole Crawfish Festival At Chicken Scratch This Sunday

Tim_Byresby Steven Doyle  photo by Robert Bostick

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Chef Tim Byres of Smoke, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, Bar Belmont and Outpost American Tavern and Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods, host the first annual Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival at Chicken Scratch and The Foundry. Celebrating all things Louisiana, guests can “laissez les bon temps rouler” with crawfish tastings, drinks provided by Stoli Vodka and Peticolas Brewing Company, and live entertainment from the Zydeco Stingrays on The Foundry’s outdoor stage.

Beginning at 4:30pm, revelers are invited to let the good times roll with Creole tastings created by the joined forces of Jim Gossen and Chef Tim Byres. Tastes will be served throughout the compound at separate stations including a Gumbo Station, Oyster Station, and of course, an authentic Crawfish Boil Station filled with farm-raised Louisiana crawfish gussied up with special herbs and spices. Besides the good eatin’, festival-goers will enjoy cocktails provided by Stoli and beer provided by Dallas’ own Peticolas Brewing Company.   Continue reading

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2014 Top Ten Places To Find Crawfish In Dallas

crawfish2by Steven Doyle

We are at a slow start for crawfish season with the untimely cold snaps that are hitting the haunts where the mudbugs hang out. The little critters aren’t wanting to come out of their roost and onto our plates, bu that just means they are getting bigger and tastier. For now we will suffer through extremely medium crawfish, and that is OK for now. We have already been scoping out the latest hot spots for the 2014 season, and we have plenty to share. Notice a few newcomers on the list this year that will excite your palates with their rendition of the spicy crustaceans.

May we present our 2014 favorites:    Continue reading

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Free Crawfish And Cheap Beer With A View

crawfishby Steven Doyle

For those who like to live life on the wild side, we offer you free crawfish and buck seventy-five domestic beers or cocktails at The Men’s Club, which is located at 2340 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas. You can enjoy the feast from 2 to 9pm every Friday along with live music by the pool and, well, the scenery.   Continue reading

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crawfish: A Primer

by Jon Alexis

Crawfish boils rock. What’s more fun than bugs, beer and buddies?

We have some useful tips on how to throw your first crawfish boil… without everyone knowing you’re a rookie.  Follow along.  Continue reading

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Crawfish Season Not Finished At TJ’s Seafood Market

crawfish2by Steven Doyle

Just when we thought crawfish season was kaput, we get a sweet love note from Jon Alexis at TJ’s Seafood Market reminding us that he has the last of the big crustaceans and he is taking orders for this weekend’s boils in North Texas.

Alexis is notorious for having the largest, the cleanest and the freshest crawfish in the city, and at a special $2.45 a pound these babies won’t last long. You must buy them buy the sack which on average weighs a cool 30 pounds, and you must pre-order by 3pm this Friday to guarantee your mud bugs.    Continue reading

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Join Tiffany Derry For A Mess Of Crawfish

DSC08132by Steven Doyle

Curious what Chef Tiffany Derry is up to these days? You now have a chance to ask her yourself. Join Derry at her crawfish boil next Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11am to 3pm at Azure on Belt Line in Addison.  Continue reading

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