The held the Crawfish Festival at the Syracuse Inner Harbor on Saturday.
It was very different than the rollicking parties my dear wife Karen and I have attended in Clinton Square before COVID-19 wiped everything out for 2020.
No live music. No beer tents. No impromptu dancing.
Yes to a food truck rodeo to join the crawfish and shrimp brought in the night previous from the Gulf.
A fair amount of folks put on their masks and agreed to stay socially distanced to buy some grub to either eat at the Harbor at tables or take home. I had great fun greeting pooch Gibson after his owner told him it was OK and he jumped up and literally hugged me with his front paws when I crouched down. Gibson is ready for more social time, time.
We purchased one pound of shrimp, price $25, and one bag of caramel kettle corn, price $7, to take home. The fest has always benefited Operation Northern Comfort.
, which builds desks for the Katrina-hit area with raised funds.
The shrimp was big and liberally seasoned. The kettle corn was fresh. Next year, we’re hoping to see some of the bands we love again.