It’s Thursday, y’all. And you know what that means: it’s time to plan your weekend! But let me guess: you’ve been busy. These past few weeks have been insane. You’ve been working more than usual, your google calendar is triple booked, and you can barely even find the time to check Facebook at work anymore. Worst of all? Your social life is suffering. It’s like, how do you even find the time to go out anymore?
You’re probably regretting the fact that you missed one of the most glutinous and most delicious holidays this year that just so happened to fall on a Tuesday. It was a Fat Tuesday for many, indeed…but you had work the next day. And lets face it: no one should suffer something as terrible as a hangover caused by $3 hurricanes. Responsibility: you have it.
Hold your horses. You’re growing up too fast. Just calm down. I have the perfect solution. And it’s on the day of the week that you deserve off the most
This Sunday (day of rest!), Chef Tim Byres of Smoke, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, Bar Belmont and Outpost American Tavern (yes, all of those finger-lickin’ restaurants feature his food) and Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods (some of the best foods, obviously), are hosting the first ever Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival. Maybe all you need to know is this:
All-you-can-eat crawfish, gumbo, Andouille sausage, and oysters.
You heard that right, people! For a measly $15, you can stuff your face full of all the best foods that Louisiana has to offer. There will also be a cash bar available stocked with Stoli vodka beverages and local brews from Peticolas Brewing Company.
What’s that you say? You wish you could permanently display your love of Creole culture right on your own body? Well lucky for you, the very talented John Arseneau of Elm St. Tattoo will be slingin’ ink at the festival on all people in desperate need of a custom-made, Creole-themed tattoo.
To make things even better, Fort Worth’s favorite zydeco-rock band, The Zydeco Stingrays, will be performing throughout the day on the Foundry’s rustic stage.
So, what do you think? Let loose a little. Gorge on some seafood and gumbo. Drink a beer. Bask in the sunshine that we’ve so dearly missed the past few months. It’ll be fun. Sunday funday, right? You’ve earned it!
Sunday, April 13 2014
Chicken Scratch + The Foundry
2303 Pittman St., Dallas, TX 75208
$15 online, $20 at the door