Food & Drink

Southern feasting in Borough

After confirming that it's not a horrendously painful skin condition, Bea's of Bloomsbury are holding a traditional Louisiana "crawfish boil" in their Maltby St. branch for the next three Thursdays, in no-rush, 6.30-til-late single seatings. It's a communally messy affair that involves no plates or cutlery (just lots of butcher paper), hence the warning to wear clothes "you may need to burn in shame afterwards" (finally, an appropriate occasion for that tuxedo tee).You'll be soiling those garms with an all-you-can-devour feast of spiced local craws, sausages, pots, sweetcorn & garlic bread, all dipped in cocktail sauce, Mississippi "comeback sauce" (chilli, mayo & ketchup), and their own, spice-infused Cajun butter sauce; finally you'll be treated to a huge variety of lollipops, presumably yielding an equal number of sucky puns.Helping those crawfish swim'll be a selection of IPAs from Meantime & London Fields, plus 'tails like Pimm's cups & mint juleps, as well as jugs of house lemonade, for those who aren't after a painful skinful condition.