I got a call from my sister Terry this morning that we were taking a roadtrip to Fannett, Texas to eat crawfish. Our destination was JuJu's Cajun Crawfish Shak, 18277 FM 365 in Fannett (409-794-2020). I had never heard of the place but Terry and mom were on a mission to find crawfish and I can say mission accomplished. Me, mom, Bonnie, Terry, Dan and Katie were met by Aunt Hazel and Aunt Gladys at the restaurant. (More pictures in Flickr box over on the sidebar.)
We all agreed that the crawfish were perfectly cooked and seasoned and there was JuJu's homemade seasoning on the table for those (ME!) who like their food with a little extra kick. You can dine in or take out and JuJu's dad (chief cook) also sells his homemade seasoning at the restaurant. The cost for a pound of crawfish varies between $3 and $4 a pound depending on availability and you can purchase corn and potatoes to go with your meal for 50 cents a piece. Canned drinks are $1.00 and they have no liquor license but you can bring your own beer and wine. When crawfish season is over (around mid-July), they sell boiled crabs and shrimp until crawfish season starts again in January.
Below is an instructional video of Katie demonstrating how to eat a boiled crawfish. At one point in the video, you will hear Aunt Hazel tell Katie, "Suck the head." Please be aware that this is a perfectly normal thing to tell your great-niece at a crawfish boil.