Get Cajun at the Headsucker’s Ball

Headsucker's Ball

Add some spice to your Spring activities with a good old-fashioned crawfish boil.

McGee’s Tavern is hosting the 27th Annual Headsucker’s Ball. Once every year over 2,500 pounds of crawfish are flown in from Louisiana for this massive, delicious crawfish boil. Along with crawfish McGee’s will be serving jambalaya, red beans and rice, and spicy gumbo. You can wash all that down with authentic Pat O’Brien’s Hurricanes.

To get some of that real Cajun feeling you can also enjoy the sounds from Hurricane Gumbo, who will be playing zydeco tunes.

If you’ve never had crawfish before it is a succulent delight. It’s easy enough to eat. All you have to do is straighten the tail of crawfish, push it in, pull it out, and take a bite of the meat. Of course, don’t forget to suck the juices out of the head. Also, make sure you get heaping amounts of jambalaya and gumbo as they could easily have a festival on these two delicious dishes alone.

The 27th Annual Headsucker’s Ball takes place Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McGee’s Tavern located at 950 W. Webster Ave. Arrive early to avoid long lines and get a good spot to eat. For tickets and more information visit

Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.

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