Cru Catering welcomed local industry folk to their headquarters up in B.F.E. on Wednesday night. After taking some wrong turns, we knew we’d found the place when we spotted a few swanky classic cars parked outside a building with open doors.
We were welcomed at the door with a glass of champagne, then made our way back to the spacious kitchen where staffers shoveled out tasty street food like mustard-rubbed lamb gyros with all the fixin’s, red chile braised chicken tamales, and Vietnamese pho. Chefs could barely keep the crowd supplied with enough antojitos de esquites — corn with cheese, lime, and aioli served from a coconut shell — or “chicken & waffles” — small bits of fried chicken served in a miniature waffle cone.
A full bar was supplied, but the main attraction was the candy-colored alcoholic snowcones. The Bluestone Ramblers played bluegrass in the corner while Cru family and fans shmoozed and stuffed their faces ’til they could stuff no more.
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