Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu when the fourth annual South Florida Crawfish Festival takes place, April 1-2, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field.
Items such as gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, etouffee, beignets, snoballs, po boys muffulettas, shrimp and seafood dishes, as well as Louisiana twists on burgers, pizza, barbeque and Popeyes Fried Chicken will be available.
“We are continuing our commitment to bring a taste of Louisiana to South Florida,” said event organizer Don Matthews. “We’ll have an array of delectable food selections to include 5,000 pounds of crawfish and oysters on the half shell from the popular Fort Lauderdale restaurant, Shuck N Dive.
“We’ll be presenting everything done the way the famed New Orleans cooks and chefs have made it through the years. Even the beer is exclusive Abita beer, brewed only in Abita Springs, La.”
In addition to Shuck N Dive, other participating restaurants at the festival will include Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room, Popeyes Fried Chicken, Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox, The Twisted Pig BBQ and Florida’s Fine Foods.
“I’m confident that everyone who attends the festival will walk away having satisfied their appetites,” added Matthews. “We look forward to putting on another great event.”
Tickets for the 2017 South Florida Crawfish Festival are currently on sale via www.crawdebauchery.com.
Considered a celebration of all things New Orleans, the two-day festival will offer a Gumbo Rumble, Krewe Competition, massive crawfish boil, food and art vendors.
Additionally, Matthews has booked top tier musicians to include the popular New Orleans band “The Revivalists.” The group recently performed on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Conan.
Among the other performers are Maggie Koerner; Chubby Carrier; The Revelers; Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars; Cha Wa featuring Mardi Gras Indians; Dwayne Dopsie; The Suitcase Junket; Raw Oyster Cult; The Hip Abduction; The Stooges Brass Band; Darcy Malone & The Tangle; and The Rodeo Clowns.
Carrier, The Revelers, as well as Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars, will perform on both days of the festival.
On both days, the festival will position a hardwood Zydeco dance floor by one of the music stages for swing dancers. There will also be an area for kids complete with crawfish races, face painting and jugglers.