Monday, August 6, 2012

Arts & Crabs Fest Menu and Pairings Announced!

It's here! The official menu and beer pairings for Arts & Crabs Fest have been finalized! Arts & Crabs Fest will make landfall on Saturday, August 18th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Civic Center Exhibition Hall. As one of SWLA's biggest culinary events, Arts & Crabs Fest celebrates the ties between seafood and Louisiana culture while promoting all things local -- local music, local food, and local art. 

Expect to experience the best of SWLA with an exclusive crab tasting featuring ten of your favorite Lake Area restaurants with each of the crab dishes paired with an Abita beer to complement its local flavors. To top things off, zydeco legend Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience will perform at 6 p.m. with Skipper Drost & the Six Dollars a Day Band opening up the fest at 4 p.m. We will have over a dozen local artists displaying their work as well as many artisanal vendors selling handmade jewelry, Scentsy candles, and other crafts. 

A $25 wristband allows you access to the festival and its crab/beer tasting, and only a limited number will be sold, so buy yours before we sell out! Wristbands can be purchased in person at the Arts Council office at Central School, over the phone at 439-ARTS, or online at

Arts & Crabs Fest Menu and Abita Beer Pairings

121 Artisan Bistro
Mona Lisa Pasta
paired with Abita Light

Cajun Café
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Coyote Blues
Crab, Corn & Poblano Soup
paired with Abita Jockamo IPA®

Dairy Barn
Crab & Shrimp Étouffée
paired with Abita Turbodog®

David Janca, Personal Chef
Lac des Allemands Crab Stew
paired with Abita Amber

The Harlequin Steaks & Seafood
Crab Ceviche
paired with Abita Purple Haze®

The Pioneer Club
Mini Crab Cakes with Smoked Paprika Aioli

The Porch Coffee House & Café
Crab Casserole
paired with Abita Abbey Ale

Pronia's Deli
Assorted Cakes
paired with Abita Andygator®

Street Breads
Crab Bisque
paired with Abita Golden