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Four Awesome Crawfish Boils, Plus Five Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, April 16-19

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Boil #1 - 6th Annual Boil for the Brave

Don't just eat four pounds of crawfish, eat four pounds of crawfish for the betterment of mankind. As you crack shells and suck brains (crustacean only, please) at The Foundry, you too can feel a sense of altruism as you participate in this boil, the proceeds of which benefit the Veteran Housing Rehabilitation program. The cost is $30 at the door or free for veterans.

When it do: Saturday, April 18 from 11:3 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where dat is: 3656 Howell Street Dallas, Texas 75204

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Boil #2 - Aw Shucks

The Lewisville outpost of Aw Shucks will host an all-you-can-eat boil, which will include shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and of course, crawfish. They're also holding a crawfish eating contest, so if you think you have what it takes to consume vast quantities of crawfish in an abbreviated period of time, well, this may be the boil for you. The cost is $25 and proceeds benefit Operation Kindness.

When it do: Saturday, April 18 from noon - 5 p.m.

Where dat is: 1630 S. Stemmons Fwy. Lewisville, Texas 75067

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Boil #3 - Champagne and Crawfish MS Block Party

Meat Fight is a great way to donate to the National MS Society, but it's not the only way. This Saturday, bring $20, an empty belly and a penchant for crawfish to The Standard Pour, where the crawfish will be endless and proceeds will help bring an end to this terrible disease.

When it do: Saturday, April 18 from 12-6 p.m.

Where dat is: 2900 McKinney Avanue, Dallas, Texas 75204

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Boil #4 - The Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival

Held at Chicken Scratch, this is no ordinary boil. Chef Tim Byres is in charge of the all-you-can-gorge-yourself-on Creole offerings, which include an oyster bar, gumbo, Andouille sausage and of course, crawfish. Deep Ellum Brewing Company will bring the beer and Byers will bring the Bayou, so you just need to bring a ticket ($20 in advance, $25 at the door.)

When it do: Sunday, April 19 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Where dat is: 2303 Pittman Street Dallas, Texas 75208

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Kathryn DeBruler
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