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Four Things to Know About Red Crawfish
Red Crawfish’s owner-chef loves seafood so much that she couldn’t confine herself to a single culinary tradition. Here are a few things to keep in mind about this fusion eatery in Tenderloin:
- It serves Cajun, creole, Chinese, and Vietnamese food. You can stick to one cuisine with the Cajun-style crawfish étouffée or Vietnamese-style bún riêu (rice-noodle soup), or go for a fusion dish like the Cajun garlic noodles.
- You can order as much heat as you can take. For Cajun specialties like crawfish, shrimp, or mussels, the menu offers four spice levels: mild, medium, spicy, or extra-spicy. The kitchen is known to be liberal with the kick, so you might want to ask your server for a recommendation.
- They’ll give you a bib. Wear it. Eating crustaceans is messy work. You’ll need all the coverage you can get when tearing the tails off of spice-dusted crawfish or cracking open the legs of king crab.
- The dining room offers a casual, welcoming vibe. Chef Christine plays up the comfort-food factor of her Cajun fusion cuisine in the dining space, where open, cafeteria-style seating encourages guests to relax and socialize.