Seven Crawfish Boils To Crack Into This Spring.

Crawfish season is in full swing at the moment and — and presuming you're not already cooking up a proper mudbug boil all your own — a wide variety of crawfish boils are coming up this month in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help you satiate your urges.

Not sure how to eat a crawfish? C'mon, you carpetbagger. It's not that hard: Just peel the first knuckle of the tail, pinch the end and pull out the meat. There are other ways to do it, I'm sure, but this one's the quickest — and, in turn, it helps you take full advantage of the all-you-can-eat boils going down these next few weeks.

Now, as for the boils themselves, here are seven coming up in the next few weeks that look to be well worth your time.

Crawfish Megaboil with Mike & The Moonpies.
Place: Billy Bob's Texas (Stockyards Station, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164).
Date: Friday, April 3.
Time: Crawfish at 4 p.m., show at 6 p.m.
Price: $20.
All you can eat? No.
Additional info: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, and those 18+ must come with valid IDs.

Dan's Silverleaf and Little Guy's Movers Crawfish Boil.
Place: Dan's Silverleaf (103 Industrial St, Denton, Texas 76201).
Date: Saturday, April 4.
Time: 4 p.m.
Price: Seasonal.
All you can eat? Yes.
Additional info: Jay-B and the Zydeco Posse will play at the event.

6th Annual Boil for the Brave.
Place: The Rustic (3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204).
Date: Saturday, April 18.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: $30.
All you can eat? Yes.
Additional info: Tom Petty tribute band Petty Theft will perform. Nonprofit organization The Rosedale Group is hosting this event, and all proceeds will go toward renovating houses for veterans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as part of the Veteran Housing Rehabilitation program. Last year, they raised a whopping $75,000!

2nd Annual Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival.
Place: Chicken Scratch/The Foundry (2303 Pittman St, Dallas, TX 75208).
Date: Sunday, April 19.
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Price: $20 beforehand, $25 at the door.
All you can eat? Yes.
Additional info: Attendees may also enjoy their fill of gumbo, oysters and andouille sausage. As for drinks, cocktails from Jim Bean Kentucky Fire as well as beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company will be available. Also, Zydeco band Dr. Zog will play live music for the event. On top of that, John Arseneau and Joe Haasch of Elm St. Tattoo will be doing custom Creole-themed tattoos on-site.

Alpha Tau Omega 2015 Crawfish Boil.
Place: The Green at College Park (601 S. Pecan Street, Arlington, TX 76010).
Date: Saturday, April 25.
Time: 12 p.m.
Price: $20 for general admission, $10 for kids, $30 if you want a T-shirt, too.
All you can eat? Yes.
Additional info: This event will benefit nonprofit organization Dallas Victims of Crime.

2015 Crawfish Boil.
Place: The Frisco Bar (4851 Legacy Drive, Suite 504, Frisco, Texas 75034).
Date: Saturday, April 25.
Time: 2 p.m.
Price: $25 for general admission, $10 for kids.
All you can eat? Yes.
Additional info: This event will raise funds for nonprofit organization Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County. Attendees can also enjoy live music, and there will be activities just for the kids.

19th Annual Mudbug Boil.
Place: 1211 W. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201 (behind Riprock's and Lucky Lou's).
Date: Saturday, May 2.
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: $5 for entry, $20 more if you want crawfish.
All you can eat? Yes.
Additional info: Proceeds will be used to support several local charities: Cumberland Children's Home, Friends of the Family, Michael's Memories, Denton ISD Goal Program and Denton Area MOMS. In addition to all the delicious crawfish you can eat, there will be live music, a children's play area and a silent auction.

Cover photo by Larry D. Moore, via WikiCommons.

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