The Hullabaloo’s crawfish crash-course

Crawfest, the largest student-run music festival in the nation, will take place once again on the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life Quadrangle this upcoming weekend. Festival attendees can expect local New Orleans food vendors, two stages for musical acts and alcohol being served to those 21 years or older.

The festival will be free for Tulane students and children under 12, while tickets for the rest of the public will cost $15.

Now, the most important part of Crawfest is the crustacean from which the festival gets its name. There will be more than 20,000 pounds of crawfish served along with a few thousand pounds of vegetables, like potatoes and corn on the cob.

We at The Hullabaloo are here to give all the kids from L.A., Bethesda and Westchester a crash course in the art of eating crawfish to make your experience a little bit easier.

Step 1

Take a moment to appreciate the glorious craw daddies before you. These precious gifts of the Mississippi should be treated with the utmost delicacy and respect.

Step 2

Grab the crawfish by the body with one hand and by the tail with the other, pulling and twisting them apart.

Step 3 (optional)

Suck the excess juice from the head (if you a real one).

Step 4

Peel the shell from around the tail meat to reveal some of the best-seasoned seafood you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.

Step 5


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