Rouses Crawfish Cup Up For Grabs in NOLA

Rouses, Louisiana's Best supermarket, is hosting the second annual World Crawfish Eating Championship in New Orleans during the popular French Quarter Festival on Saturday, April 9th, 2011.

Last year, four thousand fans (Mario Batali among them) crowded the stage at the Old U.S. Mint to watch Sonya Thomas down 6.5 pounds of Louisiana Crawfish in 10 minutes. With this performance, Sonya secured the Rouses Crawfish Cup and shattered the former crawfish record of 4.9 pounds.

Each year, the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans gets bigger and bigger. The event features 17 outdoor stages and presents multiple genres of music and entertainment.

Registration will occur on this site on Friday, March 4th at 2:30pm EST.