And for the main finale – fresh, boiled crawfish (that our server claimed to have been ‘alive and swimming earlier this morning’), that comes in three different flavors (lemon pepper, garlic butter, and original cajun), and in four different levels of heat (mild, medium, hot, and ‘nawlins hot!).
After months of driving back and forth from the wharf in DC to get my crawfish fix this past year, I can definitely appreciate the cut in commute for fresh crawfish somewhere closer to home. Note – the emphasis I had on fresh, because in all honesty – you can find a tray full of tiny little crawfish at any old chinese buffet – but you won’t find them fresh, and plump like the ones pictured (above) for miles. In fact, you won’t find another seafood bar that serves fresh Louisiana crawfish, local beer, original mixed drinks, and other traditional cajun dishes with multiple big screens around the room, and its’ very own hand washing station, anywhere in Arlington for that matter. As for all the crawfish-virgins out there – you’ll want to have your first crawfish at a seafood bar that serves them fresh like they do at Chasin’ Tails, so if you don’t have plans tomorrow night – now you do.