The Place Even Smells ‘Shrimpy’ . . .

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After talking it over about where we wanted to eat this afternoon, we finally decided on Pook’s Crawfish Hole. I think it was me more than Jan, but she’s was willing to give it a try.

Pook’s is located on FM646, just a few block’s east of Hwy 6, and only about 5 minutes from the rig.

Pook's Sign

We drive by it all the time and it’s always busy.  So busy that sometimes the parking lot is full and people are parking out along the street. So it must  be good.

Pook's Front

But we lucked out today because when we got there about 2pm, the place was only about half full, with most diners sitting the open outside area.

Pook's 1

Pook’s is unusual in that it’s only open about 6 months a year, pretty much from January to June, i.e. crawfish season. And boiled crawfish, boiled shrimp, boiled snow crab, and a few sides, are pretty much the entire menu.

Now growing up in South Alabama, shrimp was king, but crawfish (crawdads, mudbugs, etc) were considered just bait. So we ordered a pound of hot boiled shrimp, an order of boiled mushrooms,

Pook's 2

and just to stay in the spirit of things, a crawfish pie.

Pook's 3

Jan and I split the pie, with Jan really liking it, but I found it kind of bland.

There were 16 shrimp in this pound, making them 16/20’s or Extra Jumbo, bigger than most places around here.

Pook's 4

For example Floyd’s sells a dozen shrimp for $13.99, ones that look like they’re 21/25’s, and on the high end at that.

Word to the wise, buy your shrimp by the pound, not by the dozen.

In this case the shrimp were deveined, hot and delicious. And each pound comes with a corn and a red-skin potato, all boiled in the same water as the shrimp. As were the mushrooms, which Jan said were very tasty as well.

Just about everything here is ‘finger food’, so your fingers, hands, faces, get kind of greasy, so this wash station is handy for cleaning up.

Pook's 5

I think my grandmother had one just like this, complete with the wringer.

And like the sign out front says, they sell the crawfish live too, in these 30 lb. sack’s in case you want to roll your own.

Pook's 6

We’ll go back. Really, really good.

Not sure what’s on the schedule for tomorrow, so we’ll just have to see how it goes.

Thought for the Day:

If we’re ever in a situation where I’m the ‘Voice of Reason’, then we’re in a very, very bad situation.


One Response to The Place Even Smells ‘Shrimpy’ . . .

  1. Linda in NE says:

    My grandma definitely had an old wringer washer exactly like that one!

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