Now in its 10th year, the French Market Grille West’s Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew is a one of a kind event that combines a New Orleans-style crawfish boil with craft beer and music to provide a solid afternoon at the Augusta Common.
Hosted by French Market Grille West’s Jim Beck, who first got the idea for putting on a crawfish boil back in 1992, this year’s centerpiece, per the usual, is thousands of pounds of crawfish, which festival goers can buy in one- or two-pound increments.
“As soon as we get everything set up, we’re gonna start cooking crawfish,” Beck said.
Crawfish — or mudbugs as they’re known in Louisiana — won’t be the only food available at the festival, however. There will be plenty of other things to eat, including muffuletta sandwiches, Beck’s famous jambalaya, boiled peel and eat shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce, and, for the kids, corndogs.
At the center of it all, like a mirage too magnificent to disappear, will be the craft beer tent, a Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew mainstay.
It turns out, you really can’t serve that spicy hot stuff without offering some good, cold craft beer. Well, you could, but why would you want to?
At only $10 to get in, the family friendly event will also feature plenty of activities for the kids.
Beck said to come prepared for fun… and for the weather.
“We’re in the deep south so be prepared for it to be hot,” he admitted.
The 10th Annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew
The Augusta Common
Saturday, June 1