Crawfish, crayfish, crawdaddies, mudbugs, ditchbugs, freshwater lobsters, yabbies — whatever you call them, ‘tis the season in Houston to down some of those spicy red crustaceans with the 10 legs. With the season generally running from January to July, many Houstonians have been waiting for the right time to dig in.
Thankfully, Houston’s breadth of diverse mudbug slingers is beckoning diners in — showing them just why this city is one of the best places in the world to eat those little critters. Take your pick between the city’s signature Viet-Cajun boils that use special Vietnamese spices, Malaysian curry mudbugs, the classic Louisiana style, and so much more.
This year’s list omits the Boot and Wild Cajun, but makes way for more beloved crawfish options like Crawfish Shack and John E’s Restaurant in Crosby, Guidry’s, Repka’s Grocery, Turkey Leg Hut, Ragin’ Cajun, and Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack’s year-round offerings to provide options of all price points, flavors, and sceneries around the Houston area. So get ready for some good eating that might make your forehead sweat and your lips burn, and please, don’t forget to wash your hands when you’re done.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More