Crawfish season opens this week!

CROSBY – The much anticipated opening of the Crawfish season has arrived, and Crosby’s outstanding Crawfish restaurant, Crawfish Shack on FM2100, will start serving drive-thru customers on Wednesday, January 18th, from 4 to 9 pm, weekends 12 to 9 pm.

According to owner Dan Meaux, he had to delay the season opener slightly, due to the condition of the crawfish crop this year. He said that a hard freeze in this part of the county, including the crawfish farms in Louisiana, kept the crop small and limited in quantity.

“We had a hard freeze during Christmas that slowed things down,” crawfish specialist with LSU AgCenter Mark Shirley said. “Crawfish ponds in southwest Louisiana still have a lot of crawfish. A lot of the crawfish are kind of small, but they’re growing.”

Shirley said while the mudbugs may be smaller now, they’ll continue to grow. But the cost this year may be higher.

Meaux said he has had to raise his prices, from $7.95/lb last year to $8.95 this year.

Are you looking forward to Crawfish? Meaux said “There’s probably as much crawfish eaten in Houston as in Lafayette per person. I mean it’s huge here.”