In the 20th year of a Midtown tradition, Overton Square is stronger than ever.
Bayou Bar & Grill is still the reigning host of the Overton Square Crawfish Festival, but for the first time local businesses are invited to participate by setting booths outside of their establishments and selling their unique fare during the event, to be held Saturday, April 11, from noon to 6 p.m.
“Who knew the square was going to turn out as good as it is?” said Ron Bobal, a longtime organizer of the festival. “It’s performed beyond what people thought it was going to do, and now it’s a destination for food. Us and the other businesses are reaping the benefits of that.”