Where y'at baby!
Very happy to see another mudbug lover in the forums!
Welcome... you'll find good folk and fine info here!
I happen to think that we live in a great growing area. I sure hope your a fellow grower.... love to chat about the local issues. Not too many folk are familiar with growing in our version of a jungle.
Welcome runthistown... you'll fine good folk and helpful information.... no mudbugs, but plenty of help!
I'm extra happy to have some NOLA folk onboard! We really live in a great outdoor growning environment.
Mudbugs is a slang term for Crawfish. They're kind of like the crawdads you might find in one of your local streams... little lobster looking beasties. The variety that grows in the brackish waters of the swamps around here are much bigger and fatter.
We get a 50lb bag of them, boil a huge pot of water in the back yard, toss in some Zatirans's Crab boil, sausage, corn, onions and whatnot, cook 'em up and dump them out onto a big table. Everyone just lines up and digs in. Usually with lots of beer!
It's a very social and tasty event. You crack them open a bit like a lobster, pinch the tail and pull the meat out with your teeth. Locals will suck the goo out of the head part too.
Man... makin me hungry!
If you EVER find yourself in the gulf coast area, be sure to try some FRESH mudbugs. It's a bit much to take in for the formal dining type, but OMFG it's great!
One good thing about New Orleanians... we know how to mix dining and socializing... you could never find a quiet resturant. Hell... even Emeril's places are fairly noisy. I recently ate at a steak house that had tile floors. It was just so loud I took most of my dinner to go.