The Nitty Gritty
- Event is June 7th, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- No refunds past June 2nd
- Each individual purchase covers 1 person
- Rain or shine
- Must be 21 or older (sorry kiddos)
Truth: if anyone in this town knows his way around a sack of mudbugs, it's Scott Serpas. Sure, the award-winning chef has racked up awards and accolades for his creative takes on New American cuisine he serves up at Serpas True Food. But every once in a blue moon, he lets his south Louisiana heritage run wild. This right here, luckily for you, is one of those times.
On June 7, the Old Fourth Ward will be filled with the intoxicating scents and sounds of a good ol'-fashioned crawfish boil (pronounced "crawfish ball"), as Scott and his crew cook up hundreds of pounds of spicy Cajun goodness. With an all-you-can-eat spread, plenty of Cathead Vodka and Abita Beer to wet your whistle and Cajun tunes floating through the air, it's just about the best possible way to laissez les bon temps rouler that we can dream up.Revelers will get to go to town on as many crawdads as they please, along with corn, potatoes, a hearty chicken and andouille jambalaya and homemade potato salad from the Serpas family recipe books. Be advised: we also hear rumors of a Georgia strawberry cake, so do your best to save a little room. Of course, it'd be a downright sin to toss a few pounds of crawfish down your gullet without washing 'em down with a cold libation of the adult-friendly sort. Happily, you'll have your pick of choice of two drinks of either Abita Beer or Cathead Vodka Crescent City Coolers (or, mix it up and have one of each) to slake your thirst and loosen up enough to sway along to the jazzy N'Awlins tunes that will carry through the air throughout the day. As any native New Orleanian worth their seasoned salt will tell you: there's no better way greet the season than with a good ol' low country boil.