When you think Cajun food, you think Crawfish. The shellfish has been a part of the New Orleans jazz scene since it began. JAZZ Kitchen in Kansas City, MO will be celebrating this versatile seafood on Saturday April 8 from 12:30 – 9:30. C’mon down and eat some crawfish with us in a party atmosphere!

What Are Crawfish?

Crawfish are also often called crayfish, crawdads, freshwater lobster, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies. Although they’re related to lobsters, crawfish live in freshwater rather than the ocean. It may come as no surprise that Louisiana supplies 95% of the crawfish eaten in the United States.

How are Crawfish Eaten

Similar to shrimp and other crustaceans, when eaten as the major protein in dishes like soups, only the meatier portions of the shellfish are consumed – typically the tail. Events like the Crawfish Bowl in Kansas City are considered “crawfish boils.” These are social events with the crawfish as the headliner. At meals like this, the entire crawfish is presented and sections such as the claws are also eaten, often with potatoes and corn.

Where Can I Get Crawfish Near Me?

That’s easy! In Kansas City, MO JAZZ is the place to be for crawfish. If you can’t join use on April 8 for the crawfish boil, stop in anytime to try the crawfish on our menu. You’ll feel like you warped to New Orleans.

What to Expect at the Crawfish Boil

In essence, the crawfish boil is a big party. We’ll be celebrating and providing amazing New Orleans Cajun style food. Partying and good times are a given, just like they are at Mardi Gras. Well, maybe we won’t have the floats or parades, but we promise there will be good times and a party atmosphere.

Come join us at JAZZ 1823 West 39th Street in Kansas City on April 8 to experience a crawfish boil worthy of New Orleans. See you there!