BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Crawfish sales are in full swing on this first Friday of the Lenten season despite the recent winter weather.
Customers spent time in L.A Boilers on Perkins Road, waiting to get their hands on pounds of crawfish.
“I buy crawfish as soon as they start showing up in November. I know today is a very busy day so I came early” said Joseph Germond.
Friday, business at the locally owned company was non stop.
“Once everyone gets off at 4 o’clock it’s like the flood gates open and they all pour in” said Dylan Lane, owner of L.A. Boilers on Perkins.
Although business is booming, the recent winter weather is causing a delay in product shipment.
“These traps are frozen now in the water, they can’t really get to them very well and those crawfish are going to go in the ground because it’s that’s cold. You know it keeps dropping into the 20s at night time and it’s — this freeze is probably going to affect us for about a week and half maybe two weeks” said Lane.
He said, he’s serving it, but hesitant.
“It’s unchartered water. We never knew what was going to happen, but keep our heads high and having faith, we’ve gotten through and it’s turned out really good” said Lane.
Despite the short delay, people are embracing the season. simply trying to get their hands on some of the best mudbugs in town.
“I know that we come here every day and we work as hard as we can to make sure every batch tastes good” said Lane.
“The service and the taste. They really know what they’re doing when they boil it” said Germond.