Sunday, May 26, 2013
Sure there are lots of soft-shelled lobsters and soft-shell crabs around Portland right now, but if it’s Cajun you’re cravin’ head down to Po’ Boys & Pickles Sunday afternoon for their first “Parking Lot Crawfish Boil.”
Peter Zinn, owner of the Louisiana-style sandwich shop at 1124 Forest Ave., has enlisted his friend Jim Parsons (also one of Zinn’s best customers) to be the boil master since he often holds crawfish boils in his own backyard and knows well how to cook and eat the little critters.
In New Orleans, Zinn explains, folks hold boils all spring, but in Maine it only starts getting warm enough as the season (which ends in early June) is winding down.
The boil will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Crawfish will be priced at $7 to $10 per serving, depending on market price. Bread pudding will also be available for $4. There will be plenty of Shipyard Export and Summer Ale on draft as well.
Live music will be provided by Gin Mill Julep and King Memphis.
For more information, call 518-9735.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.