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5 Best Crawfish Boils in Metro DCBy Rina Rapuano
May 16, 2014
DC may not be anywhere near a bayou, but those who pine for crawfish, zydeco and ice-cold Abitas can still find ways to party like a Cajun this summer. Here are a handful of places hosting old-school crawfish boils this season:
Where: Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery
When: May 24 and June 7 at 4:30 PM
Cost: $12 per pound for crawfish
What to Expect: The price for the patio event includes corn, new potatoes and live music from 5-7 PM. Sno-balls are also available for purchase.
1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 703-243-2410
Where: The Cajun Experience
When: May 31, noon-3 PM
Cost: $39.99 per person
What to Expect: This rural restaurant hosts outdoor, all-you-can-eat crawfish boils that include bread and potatoes throughout the summer. We hear that slots fill up fast, so reservations are recommended.
14 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg, VA; 703-777-6580
When: June 7, 2-5 PM
Cost: $60 per person, all-inclusive
What to Expect: Jazz and zydeco bands on the patio, plus all-you-can-eat crawfish, andouille, gumbo, corn on the cob, potato salad, fruit hand pies, pralines, Abita beers and house wine. Tickets can be purchased here.
901 New York Ave. NW; 202-408-8848
Where: Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
When: June 7, 2 PM till they run out of food and beer
Cost: $40 per person (inquire about tickets at the bar)
What to Expect: The bar hosts six all-you-can-eat (and all-you-can-drink) crawfish boils annually, and they sell out quickly. There are still a few tickets left for this final boil, for which the bar has partnered with Founders Brewing Co. to offer one keg of nitrous-charged Founders Pale Ale, one half-keg of Founders Oak-Aged Red's Rye and a half-keg of Founders Boilermaker.
1104 H St. NE
What: Bayou Fête XI
When: June 14, noon-5 PM
Cost: $53.74-$69.57 (kids 12 and younger can enter for free); tickets can be purchased here
What to Expect: Live music, 10,000 pounds of crawfish, plus sausage, jambalaya, corn and potatoes, dessert and beer.
Fort Hunt Park (Area A), Alexandria; free shuttle service from Huntington Metro from 11:30 AM-4:30 PM