If I were to name some of my favorite types of seafood, I’d probably go with snow crab, salmon, lobster, walleye, tilapia, a good ol' sunny, sushi (if that counts), and swordfish – the steak of fish. One thing I’ve honestly never had, though? Crayfish. I can’t remember ever seeing it on any menu. Does it taste like lobster or snow crab? I’m not sure, but there’s one way I can find out.

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This Saturday, the annual Crayfest block party is going down from noon to 8PM outside Smack Shack in downtown Minneapolis. General admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There’s plenty of food and beer on hand, plus live music from Chase & Ovation, Viva Knievel, Private Oates, and Steeling Dan. Overall, it looks like a pretty fun block party where you can jam out and eat some crawdads. Yee-haw!

The intriguing option, though, are the VIP tickets. They cost $45 in advance and $50 at the door. While that seems a bit pricey at first, a VIP ticket gets you all-you-can-eat crayfish, burgers, and brats. If that’s not enough, it also allows you to drink bottomless beer and hurricanes. That…is a pretty tempting option if you really want to go all out. Even though your Sunday might be rough to say the least.

You can find more info here. Who’s going?

Credit: Pioneer Press