crawfish boil, Exchange Pub

Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil at Exchange Pub

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, what the French call Mardi Gras, the day before Lent begins, so it is the time to chow down on rich foods. The Exchange Pub + Kitchen, 118 W. Main St., New Albany, Ind., will provide that opportunity with one of the great Louisiana Mardi Gras traditions, a Crawfish Boil.

There will be plenty of bibs to go around (eating crawfish is a bit messy), and some other things to eat as well: house-made gumbo and cajun étouffée. Specialty drafts on tap include Abita’s Mardi Gras boch. Executive Sous Chef Joseph Horneman will have a King Cake (with the “baby” inside for one lucky guest) to complete the festivities.

Tickets are $55, which includes tax and gratuities, and can be ordered here.