If you’re planning to eat your approximate weight in boiled crawfish this Spring in Shreveport-Bossier, you ought to check out the new 318 Crawfish Crawl Sponsored by Boomtown Casino and Hotel. This “passport”-style promotion of eight local crawfish joints is a way that locals and visitors can be entered to win prizes in exchange for dining with local crawfish vendors. To take part in the 318 Crawfish Crawl, you’ve just got to:

  • Download the 318 Crawfish Crawl Passport (or pick one up in person at 629 Spring Street, M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Visit all eight participating crawfish joints and collect “passport stamps” at each stop
  • Turn the completed passport in to the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, 629 Spring Street, before midnight on Friday, May 31, 2019
A photo of guys eating crawfish
Mudbug Madness 36, one of eight stops on the 318 Crawfish Crawl, will be held May 24-26.

One random winner will be selected from among all of the eligible entries to receive a Shreveport-Bossier staycation complete with restaurant gift certificates, a hotel stay, free admission tickets to local attractions, and a $100 VISA gift card. Participating crawfish stops range from sit-down restaurants like BeauxJax Crafthouse to crawfish boil spots like Larry P’s Boiling Point and even events like Mudbug Madness Festival. The 318 Crawfish Crawl was launched by organizers of 318 Restaurant Week to encourage food lovers to sample Louisiana’s legendary boiled crawfish from a variety of local vendors.

If you take part in the 318 Crawfish Crawl, please share your adventures using the hashtag #Eat318.

If you love eating local, I hope you’ll check out the brand spanking new fourth edition of Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier. This photo-filled guide to local food traditions ranging from fine dining to drive-through fried chicken can be viewed or downloaded online or a print copy can be requested here (just be sure to check that you’d like to receive Eat Here).

Have a great crawfish season, everyone. Remember that it’s a marathon, not a race!

Featured photo by Casey Habich.