Day 14 Results: Edwin Edwards (2) beat Leander Perez (3) with 66.7%. Boiled crawfish (2) barely beat boudin (11) with 55%.
It’s the Final Four: The Kingfish takes on the Silver Zipper while étouffée fights mudbugs for the right to be called the penultimate state fare.
CROOKED: Huey Long (1) vs. Edwin Edwards (2)
We had a feeling it would come down to these two on the Crooked side of the bracket. Doug Green might have taken $2 million from insurance companies while he was Louisiana insurance commissioner, but he’s no Huey Long, which is likely why he was defeated by the Kingfish in the Elite Eight. And Leander Perez might have been our version of Manuel Noriega, but Edwin Edwards served time, was featured on 60 Minutes, and had his own reality TV show, which probably explains why he eliminated Perez in the last round.
Which former governor will represent the notoriously long, long line of corrupt Louisiana political figures in the Crooked vs. Cooked finals? You decide!
COOKED: Étouffée (4) vs. Boiled Crawfish (2)
We started with sixteen dishes. Now there are two. Which Louisiana dish will reign supreme? Étouffée, which took out top-seeded gumbo in the previous round? Or boiled crawfish, which barely survived an Elite Eight scare by boudin?
Ready. Set. VOTE! (Polls close nightly at 10 p.m. CDT.)
FYI: If you’re trying to make sense of this graft vs. grub competition, here’s an explanation.