BY DAN EAKIN, Staff Writer
(Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 5:37 PM CDT)
“Jambalaya, crawfish pie, me-o-my-o,
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou.”
Actually, crawfish lovers in the Lewisville area no longer have to go to a Louisiana bayou to enjoy the famous Cajun delicacies.
Two men of Louisiana influence have just teamed up to lease a facility in Lewisville where they offer a combination of Cajun crawfish catering or crawfish boils, and frozen drink machine rentals.
David Snell, who grew up in Plano but later attended college in Louisiana, has owned the Cajun Crawfish Company in the Dallas area for the past nine years and offers fresh crawfish from the rice fields of Louisiana.
Snell has teamed up with a friend of his, David Klick. Klick is a former Louisianan who has a business called Mr. Margarita/Bourbon Street Drink Company.
“We figured that a combination of what we offer under the same roof would be a win win situation,” Snell said.
“Cajun Crawfish sold over 65,000 pounds of crawfish last year,” said Snell. “No one in North Texas conducts more catered crawfish boils than we do. We catered 90 events in about four months in 2007.”
Snell, who has a degree in professional aviation from Louisiana Tech, expected his major interest to be in aviation, with a hobby in crawfish boils. That has turned around to the point that his major occupation now involves crawfish while he still offers aviation services on the side.
The crawfish-frozen drink partnership opened at their new location in Lewisville only a few days ago, after having obtained a Lewisville food retailers license.
“We have three catering trailers set up to boil over 1,000 pounds of crawfish at a time in each trailer,” Snell said.
Now, with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, Snell is turning his attention at least partly from crawfish to turkeys.
“We sold thousands of spicy Cajun fried turkeys during the November/December holiday season last year,” Snell said, “and we hope to do so again this year.”
Klick, a native of New Orleans, coached high school football in Louisiana for several years before coming to Dallas and starting his Mr. Margarita/Bourbon Street Company business about five years ago.
He also has several years of experience as a bartender and has originated several recipes.
“For example, we offer what we believe is the only frozen martini in the Dallas area,” he said. “We don’t think other people would know how to make it.”
“We offer 30 different drinks, and have our own mixed blends,” he said.
Klick said his company serves between 15 and 20 parties each week. Mr. Margarita/Bourbon Street Drink Company goes to weddings, corporate events and private parties of all kinds, including children’s parties.
“Any of our drinks can be offered in a non-alcoholic fashion,” he said.
For more information, call Klick at 972-964-RITA (7482), call Snell at 972-337-BOIL (2645) or go to www.mrmargaritadallas.com or www.cajuncrawfishco.com.
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