This Sunday June 21st -- Father's Day -- Roux is hosting their annual crawfish feed party from 11am to 7pm. I went last year -- late September -- and vowed that I'll never let another year pass without. Last year's all-you-can-eat menu included crawfish hush puppies, crawfish beignets!!!, spiced pick and peel crawfish with boiled potatoes and quartered corn, deep fried crawfish, crawfish etoufee and much much more.
It's $25 per person and you need to call ahead to make a reservation.The tables are lined with newspaper and servers bring out as much as you can eat for up to two hours -- then you get the boot. There's an abridged drink menu with rocks cocktails served in Mason jars but you can also order from the full bar. Unlimited soft drinks are included. Roux doesn't advertise this event because it's sells out faster than a crawfish can pinch every year.
So sad to say -- Roux is RIP as of mid-July 2009Roux 1700 North Killingsworth St. www.rouxrestaurant.us 503.285.1200
And next on the agenda...
This Thursday -- June 18th -- 60-plus Oregon (many Portland area) restaurants are participating in the 10th annual Bites for Rights fund raising event to benefit Basic Rights Oregon. You don't have to by an expensive ticket for a mediocre dinner, you don't have to sit through long winded introductions and speeches in an uncomfortable chair. All you have to do is eat. Well, go out to eat at one of many tasty restaurants around town dontating 15% of their sales on the 18th to Basic Rights Oregon. Go here for a full list of participating businesses.