Bringing Creole to Boston
Louisiana is known for its' creole flavors, but what happens when you bring Louisiana to Boston?
Living in Massachusetts, it's a rare occasion to come across some good 'ole southern food. Every now and then, I have this uncontrollable craving for crawfish. Louisiana is known for its creole culture and cajun flavors. I don't know about you, but the way my life is set up, a spur-of-the-moment flight to Louisiana for some of this backyard boil tradition is a reach. Luckily, we have a few spots in Boston that can save you that flight and offer you a similar experience.
“You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.” - Paul Prudhomme
Crawfish boil isn't just about the food; there's an entire experience behind it. Pull up solo or kick back with some family and friends, whichever your heart pleases. Just be sure to get down and dirty with some finger-licking goodness! Forget your silverware and get in that boil!
Boston has a few spots that I've dined at multiple times including Bootleg Special, Loui Loui Allston, and Holly Crab.
Bootleg Special is great if you're in the South End area and you're looking for a spot with an industrial design and great cocktails. Take advantage of their Happy Hour Specials when you can as well ! Honorable mention goes to their garlic noodles that are made with a signature sauce. Do not leave here without ordering the noodles, they're perfect!
My go-to at Holly Crab is the crawfish + shrimp combo with spicy holly crab sauce. Toss up some corn and potatoes in there, with a side of broccoli to keep it green. Loui Loui is similar in set up to Holly Crab where you pick a single order or combo and choose a sauce (my pick is the Louisiana sauce). Loui Loui's combo include corn and potatoes with your order instead of adding it on.
All-in-all, the next time you're looking for some seafood, consider one of these spots that bring the cajun flare of Louisiana to Boston!
Bootleg Special | Boston, MA
Loui Loui | Allston, MA
Holly Crab | Allston