10 Cool Crawfish Facts
April 09, 2019
We’ll be dispensing 5,000 pounds of free crustaceans at Houston’s Coolest Crawfish Boilat Riverstone on April 13 — not to mention live Zydeco music, face painters, balloon twisters, laser tag, a slide, inflatables and more.
So, before you get to The Club at Riverstone, 18353 University Boulevard, here are some cool crawfish facts to ponder before you get to peeling:
- Before they are cooked to bright-red perfection, crawfish can be blue, green, white or yellow.
- Crawfish walk forward and swim backward because they have four legs for walking and four for swimming.
- Crawfish can live up to 30 years in the wild. We’re pretty sure they don’t live quite as long in crawfish-loving Texas.
- Crawfish are a close relative of Maine lobster — which is why they taste so good.
- Crawfish can drown without access to fresh air.
- Europeans consider crawfish a delicacy. (So, do we.)
- Crawfish are not fish. They are crustaceans like shrimp, crab and lobsters.
- A quarter pound of crawfish contains 82 calories. Since you get 2.5 pounds of crawfish during our Crawfish Boil that’s only 205 calories per serving — not counting the corn, potato and all-beef sausage included with your meal, of course.
- Louisiana supplies 90 percent of the crawfish consumed in the United States.
- Crawfish are also called crawdads, crayfish and mudbugs.
No matter what you call them, we’ve got them during Houston’s Coolest Crawfish Boil so join us from noon to 4 p.m. Residents enjoy a resident-only line during the event. Also, don’t forget to bring a camera and take a family photo in front of our giant cattail topiary art installation. See you there!