Saturday night the Betty's RV Park Cult headed out to Richard's Seafood Patio in Abbeville for a fabulous crawfish feed. Betty called around the area to ascertain that, in fact, restaurants would have crawfish on the menu . . . Richard's (pronounced REE-SHARD' - no 's' sound) were, in fact, planning to have the little bugs. But, you can't make a reservation and the queue starts at 4 for the 5 o'clock opening. So, we pooled our transportation resources and got in line with only about two groups in front of us.
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If you look closely, you'll notice cult members, who are identifiable by their Betty's RV Park black hoodie sweat shirt. Of course, while waiting we talked and laughed and generally fooled around. Below is a pic of Tom, retired anesthesiologist from Colorado, now a full-timer with his wife, Ann, and their Basset Hound, Maggie. His is the absolute BEST tattoo I've ever seen:
After a full hour in the chilly outdoor waiting line, we were herded into the restaurant, single file, and ushered to our table
Getting this group seated is kind of like herding cats
Sorry for the shine. The obscured area describes "Drunk Shrimp" boiled in Budweiser, "Wino Shrimp," "Bloody Mary Shrimp" . . .
I ordered the 3-pound version with potatoes and corn on the cob sides
Okay, let's get started - Tattoo Tom on the left and Rick on the right
Can she do it?
Yes, she can!
Well, that is, with a little left over!
Finally, after a good hour and a half of effort and fun, each diner gets herded up to the cash register - my dinner was $31.50 with tax and tip. Then you exit through a door dedicated only to exiting. As i was paying my bill, at about 6:30, the hostess was informing people on the phone, "Sorry, no more crawfish today"
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