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Old-fashioned Texas fun: Foodways Texas and Houston Chowhounds couple up for a crawfish boil

Old-fashioned Texas fun: Foodways Texas and Houston Chowhounds couple up for a crawfish boil

When it comes to delicious Texas food traditions, it doesn't get much better than a crawfish boil.

The fundraiser and spring membership drive for Foodways Texas will take place on March 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Vargo's Restaurant. Advance tickets are on sale here for $20.

Louisiana Foods CEO and Foodways Texas founding member Jim Gossen, who was recently named a "Hero of the New South" by Southern Living, will be cooking up the mudbugs in a custom-made crawfish rig, and guests are encouraged to "eat crawfish until you bust." Saint Arnold will also be on-hand with plenty of beer to wash the crawdads down.

The crawfish boil will also be the official release party for Robb Walsh's new cookbook, Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook, and Walsh, another Foodways Texas founding member, will be present to sign copies of Texas Eats and his other books.

All profits from the crawfish boil go to support Foodways Texas, which was founded to "preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas" through oral history projects, documentary film, recipe collections and scholarly research.

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Vargo's Restaurant and the Houston Chowhounds will host the first-ever Foodways Texas crawfish boil. Vargo's
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Foodways Texas was founded to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.