I don’t know about you but I won’t be happy with the local food scene until I can order giant plates of boiled cray(craw?)fish with all the fixins. Unfortunately this will probably never happen so the only other option is an expensive trip to Louisiana, which I won’t be taking anytime soon. But crawfish lovers rejoice, the Crawfish Festival is back featuring a “Taste of Louisiana”–crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage on one huge platter!
This year’s Crawfish Festival is on Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Clinton Square. The menu features crawfish from the Gulf (duh), jambalaya, gumbo, Cajun food and more. Proceeds benefit Operation Southern Comfort, which is a group helping to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region back in 2005. OSC is based out of Liverpool and has since then launched “Operation Northern Comfort,” which will soon be helping to fix up homes in CNY. Also please note that the food pantries at St. Joseph the Worker and St. Lucy’s churches are accepting nonperishable food items. In exchange you’ll get a string of Mardi Gras beads–no flashing necessary.
Anyway the Crawfish Festival is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the nice weather we’ve been having of late while also contributing to two important causes in CNY and Louisiana. That’s really all I need to say. You should definitely go check it out, whether or not you’ve had crawfish. It’s hard to beat traditional Cajun and Louisiana cuisine, but it’s damn near impossible to find in ‘Cuse–until now.
Syracuse Crawfish Festival hosted by B 104.7
Saturday, May 5th 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Free admission, free parking.
Can and other nonperishable food drive.
Proceeds benefit Liverpool’s own Operation Southern Comfort.
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