[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignright" width="240"] Jeff Kovacs[/caption] Crawfish are scarce and costly this year, thanks an unusually cold winter, but the shortage hasn’t stopped Home Team BBQ’s West Ashley location from staging its fifth annual All-American Crawfish Boil. The party is scheduled for May 3. From 12 noon-8 p.m., patrons can purchase a plate of crawfish for $10 (additional plates are prices at $5 apiece.) Beer specials, raffles and live music will complete the celebration. Many New Orleans’ crawfish sellers deemed 2014 “the worst crawfish season in recent memory,” according to a recent story in the Times-Picayune. “Boiled crawfish that sold for between $3 or $4 per pound in Feb. 2013 are now running as much to $6.99, depending on the outlet,” the paper reported. “The cause, most agree, is the series of cold fronts that lowered water temperatures across the state, preventing the cold-blooded creatures from growing.” Home Team BBQ is located at 1205 Ashley River Road. For more information, visit hometeambbq.com.