Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chamblee: The Bayou Boil

Seafood boils are definitely a trend on Buford Highway. The Bayou Boil recently opened up at the intersection of Shallowford and the BH. The restaurant is large and includes a large bar area. The bar makes a lot of sense since boils are very much social food. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

I ordered the classic boil with the hottest of their spice mixes. This is a very large boil, so be prepared. Mine contained a wealth of crayfish, crab, shrimp, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage. My crayfish technique is very rusty so I just repeated the Cajun mantra: "Bite their little heads off, nibble on their tiny feet." My crab technique is even rustier but I found quite a few nice tidbits.

This was a very good, enjoyable boil. I found the spiciness to be just right. It was good enough that I only sampled the butter and lemon. Boils are a lot of fun---they give you the carnivorous thrill of a rack of ribs but with a much lighter meal.

The Bayou Boil

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