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Lache pas la patate, Mon cher!

Lache pas la patate, Mon cher! - Don't let go of the potato, my dear! (Don't give up!) - a testament to the enduring spirit of the Cajun people...

This is my favorite place to spend a Saturday morning during "crawfish season" ... in fact, I was there at 8am today and was put to work "culling" crawfish for the first time. Probably one of the top ten experiences of my life - and I've had a lot of them. 

I adore crawfish and love it best when I can enjoy them with friends. This is my favorite place for crawfish in Nashville - true to Louisiana. I come here almost every weekend during crawfish season. If you have never eaten crawfish, I (or other members) will be happy to show you how. 

Since I started frequenting the food truck last year, they have added a few parking lot folding tables, umbrellas and seating. Bring a beverage, a comfy chair (since they have stools) and a stand up umbrella for extra shade if you have one (I do).  I will being extra paper towels, bottled water (for drinking), lemons and jugs of water to wash your hands after. 

This place is located in the old Mrs. Winners parking lot on Gallatin Road in East Nashville. Come early and chat with Bill, Moni and Mark (the owners). Bill is a straight-up Cajun from Lake Charles. Moni (his wife) is from Germany. Bill & Moni own two restaurants in Lake Charles and made Nashville their next venture a few years back. 

Crawfish is $6.49/lb cooked or $5.99/lb for 10lbs+. Free corn and potatoes with every 5 lbs or $1.50 (for a corn & 2 potatoes) - still the best prices in all of Nashville and the best tasting crawfish around.

Check out my blog: http://foodieseyeview.blogspot.com/2014/03/Steamboat-Bills.html

More Cajun-French phrases:

Laisser les bons temps rouler (Less lay bohn tohn roo lay): Let the good times roll!

Ca c’est bon (Sa say bohn): That’s good!

C’est la vie (Say la vee): That’s life.

C’est magnifique (Say mag ni feek): That’s great

Cher (Sha): Dear(a term of endearment).

Mon cher or ma cher: My dear.

Joie de la vie: Joy of life.

Lache pas la patate:  Don’t let go of the potato. (from a popular french song)

Que le bon Dieu vous benit:  May the good GOD bless you.

Fais-do-do (Fay doe doe): A dance ( Literally means “go to sleep”) This was told to children so the parents could go out and dance.

Lagniappe (Lahn yop): A little something extra.

Merci (Mare see): Thank you.

C’est tout (Say too): That’s all, finished.

Bonjour Mes Amis: Good day my friends.

Au Revior Mes Amis: Good bye my friends.

Merci Beaucoup: Thank you very much.

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  • Laurel

    Hi Rose -- hoping to still make it, but we may have to work (on deadline). Giving you a heads up -- hope to see to tomorrow!

    1 · May 2, 2014

    • Rose L.

      Laurel, I hope you can make it. Don't worry if you need to cancel last minute. See you guys soon!

      May 2, 2014

    • Victoria

      Hi rose. I'm sorry I missed the invite. I buy crawfish every week. Please count me in for next time. Victoria

      1 · May 5, 2014

  • Carrie W.

    It was amazing!! My first time eating crawfish and I loved them! I enjoyed meeting everone'

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way

    May 3, 2014

  • Alex

    Sorry rose, I thought I didn't make the RSVP and made other plans tomorrow.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Rose L.

    Reminder about tomorrow: Seating is high bar stools so if you want something more comfortable, bring a folding chair (I am).

    May 2, 2014

  • Rose L.

    p.s. They also just adjusted their prices. You will save $0.25/lb. I didn't update above but if you "like" them on FB, you will see their updates. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steamboat-Bills/117121998315979

    April 30, 2014

  • Rose L.

    I'm moving everyone off the wait list to "yes". I will have our tables set up with extra paper towels, lemons and drinking water. I hope to see you there. If you're plans change, please update so I can let Bill and Moni know early how many extra to expect. Don't be surprised if when you arrive I am "culling" crawfish. Look for the red-headed Irish girl who's burning in the sun.

    April 30, 2014

  • Diane G.

    I had to cancel, seeing my daughter on Saturday.

    1 · April 30, 2014

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