Three activities of fun celebrating Memorial Day weekend _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ryan Guilford of Team Ochsner stirs the pot Saturday, April 18, 2015, during the Hospice Foundation of the South’s 12th annual Crawfish Cook-Off at Fritchie Park in Slidell. The event featured music and a cook-off with more than 60 teams boiling about 50,000 pounds of crawfish.

Blog site put Californians at a table and served up some Louisiana cuisine. Here’s how they reacted to crawfish, fried alligator, beignets and more.