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Crawfish Invade Tulsa

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 18 to attend CrawFest 2013 at Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2013

Ed “Cajun Ed” Richard invites the community to CrawFest 2013.

Ed “Cajun Ed” Richard invites the community to CrawFest 2013.

On Saturday, May 18, you are invited to experience a bit of Cajun cuisine right here in Tulsa. Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats, on 71st Street just west of Lewis, will host CrawFest 2013 from 11 a.m. to

7 p.m. Come and enjoy all your favorite Cajun foods like ­crawfish etouffee, crawfish boudin, boiled crawfish and boiled shrimp. They’ll have your favorites on the grill as well, including beef and pork sausage, pork boudin, and hot dogs for the little ones. Don’t forget other Cajun favorites including red beans, Cajun sausage sandwiches, corn maque choux, ­homemade pralines and bread pudding.

    The festival will feature live Cajun music from The Jambalya Jazz Band as well as Gravy, a jazz band that hails from New Orleans. Children will love the fun crawfish races, craw-fishing, and New Orleans Mardi Gras bead art.

    A portion of the proceeds from CrawFest will benefit the son of one of Hebert’s employees. Nathan Johns is a young husband and father who had the misfortune of getting West Nile Fever in June of 2012. Nathan remains hospitalized and is ­facing months of respiratory and ­physical rehabilitation. Proceeds from CrawFest will also go to Planted Ministries, Inc., a ­nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the poorest children and families in Nicaragua through their education program.

    Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats, offering ­delectable ­fresh-cut meats and poultry, is open Monday through Saturday, with lunch and dinner served each day. Owner Ed “Cajun Ed” Richard explains what makes their authentic Cajun food so special: many of the ingredients and seasonings come from Louisiana, and the meat is fresh – the best of the best. “The ­timely combination of cooking and seasonings creates the authentic Cajun flavor, which was previously found only in south Louisiana,” says Cajun Ed. These wonderful seasonings are all available in the largest Cajun retail space in Tulsa. To top off your meal, choose from a variety of made-from-scratch desserts – bread pudding, bourbon pecan pie, key lime pie, chocolate ganache peanut butter pie, ­traditional and chocolate ­pralines, and carrot cake.

    Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats is located at 2101 E. 71st St. in Tulsa, on 71st Street just west of Lewis in the big red house. Cajun Ed is a Louisiana native who knows how to combine delicious food with fun and entertainment to throw an amazing party, so don’t miss CrawFest 2013!

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Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats

2101 E. 71st St.
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 298-8400

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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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