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Crawfish boil craze 101: prep, cook, season Photo by Christina Martinez To the left, Melissa Faust, of Mels’ Seafood Shack, pours out a fresh crawfish boil batch. Below, a large ladle of a fresh Mels’ Seafood Shack boil (Facebook photo).

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In Texas, as in Louisiana, the crustacean of choice for many come spring - or right now due to our unseasonable weather - is the crawfish. If you’re ready to do your own boil, or just want to not embarrass yourself eating someone else’s yummy mudbugs, look no further. Melissa Faust with Mels’ Seafood can’t put an exact number on the amount of crawfish they’ve served up since they opened last year, but said it’s in the thousands. Faust said that their suppliers state that crawfish season typically runs from Super Bowl to July 4th, but with the mild winters we’ve had the last couple of years, crawfish have been available starting around the first week of January. “All of our crawfish comes from Louisiana,” said Faust. “Most of it comes from the many Louisiana crawfish farms in the Lafayette/Lake Charles area but some are caught in the Atchafalaya Basin.” As for lingo, you don’t crack a crawfish like you would a lobster. You peel it. “Start by gently pulling the tail away from the head,” said Faust. “Suck the head, if you so choose. I like to pull the yellow fat out of the head with my pinky - so delicious!” After that, you pull the first “ring” of the shell away from the tail, then lightly pinch the end of the tail and pull the tail meat out of the shell

with your teeth. “It may take a little getting used to but once you get the hang of it, you can peel a lot of crawfish in no time,” she said. “I’m to the point where I just have to separate the head and

tail, and just pull the meat out without having to peel anything. The misconception is that it is so much work for such little reward but when you get the hang of it, you can really eat a lot of crawfish in no time.” Leader readers Stacy Gross and Kelly Reiber warn against eating the crawfish with the straight tails as those with non-curved tails were dead before boiling. Cooking crawfish requires careful cleaning prior to cooking. “Crawfish are called Mud Bugs for a reason - they live in the mud so they need to be washed thoroughly several times over until the water you purge them in runs clean,” Faust says. “Some people say

to use salt to help them ‘throw up’ to get the grime out of their system. We don’t think this step is necessary. The bigger key is to wash them thoroughly.” While Faust won’t give away Mels’ secret blend of spices and seasoning, she says that for the do-it-yourself home cook, the crawfish boil seasonings in the grocery store will probably do a pretty good job. “You could probably ask this question to 100 people [about recipes] and you wouldn’t get the same answer twice,” said Faust. “You re-

“For the love of all that is holy, don’t season the outside of the crawfish after you’ve cooked them. If you can’t get all the flavor inside during the cooking, you’re doing it wrong.” -Austin Comeaux, Candlelight Estates resident ally just make it your own and put what you like in the boil. Obviously corn, potatoes and sausage are popular items typically found in the boil. But you can add pretty much any vegetable (onions, garlic, peanuts, mushrooms, artichokes, cauliflower, broccoli), citrus (lemon, oranges) or

Contributed photo Three Brothers Bakery, a Houston-based, family owned business in operation since 1949, makes authentic King Cakes and ships them across the country.

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meats of your choosing. The Comeaux family of Candlelight Estates are no stranger to a homecooked crawfish boil. Austin Comeaux counsels do-it-yourselfers to work backwards. “Figure out what time you want to feed guests, and schedule all your prep work and cooking accordingly,” he said. “Don’t keep [crawfish] in a tub of water from your faucet all day long. It can kill them before you’re even ready to cook them.” The fixings are important to Comeaux - “because sometimes you want to eat something else besides crawfish. Potatoes, corn, sausage, mushrooms - get crazy and try Brussels sprouts, artichokes, whole heads of garlic, pineapple.” He’s pretty conclusive about spices too. “For the love of all that is holy, don’t season the outside of the crawfish after you’ve cooked them,” he says. “If you can’t get all the flavor inside during the cooking, you’re doing it wrong.” And lastly, don’t forget safety: “Al-

In a recent article written by Timbergrove resident John Nova Lomax for Texas Monthly, the author opined that “Houston might actually be the biggest city in Louisiana.” Lomax asserted that there are so many LA transplants here, that their influence has shifted the culture of the city. In specific, he continued - the Houston Heights - resulting in its popular White Linen Night (originally a NOLA tradition), an occasional second-line parade, and a rich collection of Cajun and Creole-influenced eateries. That said, one would think we could find a good King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. Sure, we can snag one at a local grocery chain but they taste like sweetened, glittery mashed potatoes. It took some hunting, but The Leader finally found the authentic, elusive treat in -you guessed it - the Houston Heights. The King Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition dating back to the 1800s, with baking launched on Jan. 6. This is said to be the day that baby Jesus first reveled himself. To celebrate, we place a tiny plastic baby inside the cake for a lucky sweet-eater to find. A good King Cake tastes like something between a coffee cake and a French pastry. It’s decorated in the colors of Mardi Gras: purple for Justice,

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green for faith, and gold for power. In the past two centuries, many items have functioned as the baby Jesus - coins, fava beans, and pecans were popular. The person who gets the slice with the treasure in it is expected to host the next King Cake party. Native New Orleanian, Wayne Gonsoulin, moved from Louisiana to Timbergrove with his wife five years ago, but missed authentic Crescent City crawfish. “In Houston, crawfish boils lean more toward the Vietnamese style,” Gonsoulin stated. “My business partner farms crawfish in Louisiana, so we decided to opened our Boil House in the Heights. That way, we could share our love for authentic NOLA mudbugs.” Modest Boil House’s menu includes only boiled crawfish, sausage links, potatoes and corn. However, it also hosts a most bona fide King Cake in Houston. Gonsoulin imports NOLA’s coveted Gambino’s King Cake twice a week. As far as The Leader could find, it’s the only place to get it outside of Louisiana. “When you only have five items on your menu,” Gonsoulin continued, “you have to make sure that everything is very good, the real thing. It all boils down to cultural authenticity.”

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Bob Schneider at The Heights Theatre 1:30 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 241 W. 19th St.

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A grand opening party wouldn’t be a party without drink specials, and the drink specials will be of plenty this weekend: -$3 Tacos -$3 Beer -$3 Margaritas -$3 Bloody Marys -$3 Micheladas -$3 Mimosas Karbach Brewery will be in the house giving away some of their beers swag. If wine is your style, Ambiente Wine, will be doing tastings all day long. Live art by local Graffiti Artist David “Skeez181” Flores! Tunes by DJ John Tran.

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tance of my neighborhood in our local newsletter, and I thought it might be time to update you, too. Pure Barre is an exercise facility housed in a former laundromat on the corner of 1436 Studewood. The remodel included a wonderfully long wall that faces the street through large floor-to-ceiling windows. At the time, owner and neighbor, Dory Dale, approached me about finding artists to display their work on that long street front wall. (The column ran on Nov. 26, 2014.) Pure Barre continues to display art on this entrance hallway. Currently, artist Chandana Paravastu’s artwork is on display. Easily viewable in the early evening when the lights are still on, Paravatu’s work focuses on botanicals and nature with some abstraction. The artwork can be viewed without disrupting a class, but if you are interested you might call them first (832) 831-5071. Follow Paravastu at studioviana.wordpress.com. Are you still wondering about the title, “Change is

Art by Kimberly S. Schwarzkopf Above, Schwarzkopf’s original artwork entitled Hoot Beer of a wise owl holding a tasty Raptor Brew. To the right, orginal art entitled Dog Wars - Chowbacca. Both paintings will be on display at Town In City Brewing Co.

crabs, seahorses and octopuses exploring human refuse like beer bottles and various sundries lost at sea. “I mostly enjoy working with acrylics, graphite and ink,” Schwarzkopf said. “My work has been described as ‘eccentrically high in detail’ and that sums it up pretty good! My ideas are all creations from my own silly little brain, and I live for the smile on people’s faces when they see my work… that’s what it’s all about for me and why I create.” You can bet on some beerthemed paintings, such as an owl holding a bottle of Raptor Brewed Beer titled Hoot Beer. Schwarzkopf’s original humor mixed with her exceptional attention to detail has kept this mother of four young ones very busy. “My motto is simple: have fun with everything and always question the possibility,” Schwarzkopf said. The brewery is located at 1125 W. Cavalcade St. In addition, parking is available across the street in a designated lot and the AJ Foyt

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coming?” I joined the gym! Specifically, I hired Constructive Fiticism to help me with some better life style choices. The company’s tag line is Change is coming. I’ll keep you informed, meanwhile check them out, @fiticism. Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market, he visited a gym for the first time in his life the morning he wrote this column. Bless his heart. Find him at ArtValet.com

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Leader Nibbles Houston Panini & Provisions closes, expands to new property By Christina Martinez

christina@theleadernews.com

As one door closes, another is opening for Houston Panini & Provisions, a local startup that focuses on popcorn, paninis and local fare. HPP will be closing doors on March 10 of their 1727 W. 34th St. location and tear down of the building will begin March 15, executive chef/owner David Colby said. The HPP group won’t be moving far, in fact they’ll be moving in next door as one of the 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth tenants, a project of Crescere Capital Management. Colby goes on to tell that the new space will allow HPP to expand their menu, open for brunch, get creative with beer, wine, mimosas, and are looking into a possible liquor license.

Hughie’s Vietnamese Tavern opens second location

A neighborhood favorite is expanding, and the second restaurant location is something to talk about. Neighborhood favorite and Leader Readers’ Choice Award winner, Hughie’s Tavern and Vietnamese Grill, is expanding in the recently closed Foreign Correspondents and Canard spaces, both businesses of Treadsack - a Houston restauranteur group. Foreign Correspondents and Canard both closed at the end of 2016, putting both concepts, and the restaurant group, under fire and scrutiny for allegations of financial fraud, tax evasion, and questionable management choices. The two closed concepts left large property on North Main untouched. As the space is hot real estate, it begged the question of what was to come. Hughie’s’ co-owner, Phillip Pham has reassured loyal customers and patrons that this would be a second location, and the original 18th Street location would remain. “We will need your continued prayers and support with the new venture,” Pham said.

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Hughie’s Tavern and Vietnamese Grill will be expanding into the old Foreign Correspondents site at 4721 Main St. later this month (Leader stock photo).

Presidio opens for business

Say hello to Presidio, a new southern style restaurant and bar in the Heights that opened Saturday, Feb. 11. While having undergone a complete makeover, Presidio has taken over the former JavaJava on 11th Street. According to a Houston Chronicle report, Presidio was originally intended to be the home of 60 Pioneers, a new restaurant for Southern Goods partners Bishop and chef Lyle Bento. The report goes on to tell that the falling out between the two, including a lawsuit, found Bishop looking for new partners for the space. Dorris initially agreed to help steer the project in a new direction while still at Pax Americana. “But our partnership blossomed and it made sense for

me to just go for it,” Dorris told the Chronicle. “I feel like when Adam joined the team, the whole food program was elevated,” Bishop said to the Chronicle.

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Presidio Houston, located at 911 W. 11th St., opened for business the second week of Feburary (Facebook photo).

If you are interested in getting a taste of Presidio, they open at 10 a.m. every morning and close at 10 p.m. on Sunday; midnight on Monday through Thursday; and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Presidio is located at 911 W. 11 St.

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Local baseball team finding more than just a home By Jonathan Valadez For The Leader Between issues such as proximity, time restraints and availability, finding a place to call home, much less a space to practice, is astonishingly difficult for youth teams of all sports, even though there are 370 parks located throughout the Houston area. When the Houston Crush, a then-nine-and-under select baseball team, formed in 2015, they experienced firsthand how strenuous the process of locating a place to prepare for games actually is. For the first several months of the team’s existence, the ball club was migrant as they bounced from park to park, searching for a more permanent solution. “All of the boys are very dedicated to baseball,� said Crush manager and assistant coach Rob Rollans. “For some of them, baseball is pretty much everything to them, it’s all they have.� Because baseball is so important to these kids, the need for a longer-lasting practice facility was necessary, especially since the team was starting to experience some success around the city and throughout the state. It wasn’t until the Crush came across a field in their own neighborhood and learned how the city’s Parks and Recreation department operated that they were able to start practicing in a more stationary manner. “We started going through the park’s website and renting the (Independence Heights) field,� Rollans said. “Prior to us going there, another team had been there, the Independence Heights Eagles with Coach Ed Gidrey, who is just a really fantastic guy.�

Gidrey took interest in the Crush and decided to help because he knew how arduous it was trying to pinpoint and remain at a practice field. “When I was looking for a field, I came across Independence Heights Park and there was a team there, but they were playing football on the baseball field,� Gidrey said. He ended up negotiating with the football team to allow his Eagles to practice on the field and eventually, he took over the field’s maintenance responsibilities. When he assumed the role, Gidrey began by transforming the place back to its intended use – a baseball field. The Eagles and the Crush teamed up and continued taking care of the field, always out of their own pockets. “(The Eagles) come out Wednesday and Friday and (the Crush) come out Tuesday and Thursday,� Gidrey said. “We’ll mow the grass on Saturdays, and if anything extra needs to be done, I’ll come out on Sundays.� Since they were already maintaining the field on their own, the teams found out that they could adopt the ballpark and Gidrey did so in July. Although the two teams made significant improvements to the field, they could only do so much considering they were doing so with their own money. During Super Bowl week, the teams and their field got some much-needed help through the Rebuilding Together Houston Initiative. CenterPoint Energy, along with several volunteers, helped give the field a makeover. “It’s a beautiful baseball field now,� Rollans said.

Photo by Landan Kuhlmann Coach Rob Rollans and the Houston Crush exclaim with joy at the sight of their newly-remodeled baseball field in Independence Heights with fellow youth baseball coach Ed Gidry (left) and a member of CenterPoint Energy (right). The local youth team was the recipient of assistance from Rebuilding Together Houston during Super Bowl Week.

“(CenterPoint) added dugouts and they brought us 24 yards of infield dirt. They carved out running lanes for first and third base. They made bullpens on either side. It’s nice now.� Despite the beautification of the field, the players are still out there constantly after practice and even on their days off taking care of the field. “They recognize that it’s ours to maintain, and they take it very seriously,� Rollans said. “They’re there because they take pride in it.� In addition to taking care of the Independence Heights ballpark, the Crush have lend their time and efforts to other

causes around the city. In one instance, they helped raise money for an injured baseball player from another team whose family did not have insurance. Then, during the flood in April, the team was called upon to gather items and goods for families that were displaced by the storm. “We’re trying to teach them life lessons in addition to baseball,� Rollans said. “They’re good kids and are the future leaders of the community, the city, the state. They’re learning a lot and we’re proud of them.�

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