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Cooking with Louisiana Blue Crab

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 20 2018

Louisiana vs Maryland crab recipes

It’s the peak of crab season, which means the crabs are plentiful and delicious! The difference between crabs found in Louisiana vs. crabs found in Maryland? Not a whole lot in terms of the species, although Easterners might argue that the crabs caught off the coast taste better than the ones from Gulf waters… and Southerners might feel the opposite.

Gulf coast male crabs are 16% heavier than Atlantic Coast crabs, and Gulf Coast female crabs are 20% heavier. Sometimes in the off season in Maryland, a mixture of crabs are served in restaurants, from Maryland but also Louisiana and the Carolinas, and most people probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Folks in Louisiana tend to boil their crabs (and other seafood) with local seasonings, while Marylanders like to steam their crabs and top with plenty of Old Bay seasoning.

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Topics: Gulf Seafood, seafood recipes, Louisiana blue crab, crab season, blue crabs

What is Oyster Season

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 18 2018

If oysters are available year-round, then what makes oyster season special?

The Oyster Season does not work in the way that most would expect of a seasonal delicacy. Oyster are available to be harvested and eaten during any month out of the year. However, it is commonly known that the best time to eat oysters is during the colder months as opposed to during the summer. What makes the months of September through April Oyster Season?

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Topics: Raw Oysters, Oysters, oyster season, gulf oysters, health benefits of oysters

Book your Holiday Party with Deanie’s in the French Quarter

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 11 2018

Deanie’s has the perfect venue for any Private Party or Holiday Event

With summer over and the fall season settling in, the holidays already feel as if they are right around the corner. No matter what holiday event you are planning, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant has you covered, from off-site catering, to holiday take-home dishes to an intimate French Quarter private party venue offering seated dinners, buffet-style parties and festive cocktail receptions.

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Topics: private party, French Quarter holiday events, new orleans holiday party, french quarter private party venue

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen hosts Chamber Pop-Up Social Sept. 12

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 08 2018

Enjoy happy hour specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen will host a New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Pop-Up Social Wed., Sept. 12 as it continues its grand opening celebration! Pop-Up guests will enjoy happy hour specials and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres from 5-6:30 p.m. at Deanie’s newest location in Uptown New Orleans, located at 2200 Magazine St.

The event will mark the launch of the Sea Food Kitchen’s new happy hour, which features half off select wines, beers and spirits, available on weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Topics: magazine street, irish channel, New Orleans restaurant, Garden District, Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen, restaurant opening

Deanie’s Celebrates Grand Opening of Newest Addition, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 05 2018

Magazine Street restaurant introduces half-off happy hour to celebrate

The newest addition to the family of Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen, located at 2200 Magazine St. in Uptown New Orleans, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting August 21. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, District B City Councilmember Jay H. Banks, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce CEO & President G. Ben Johnson, and many more joined the Chifici family in the celebration.

To continue the grand opening festivities, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen will host a New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Pop-Up from 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 12 and launch a new happy hour offering half off select wines, beers and spirit available weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m.  

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Topics: magazine street, irish channel, New Orleans restaurant, Garden District, Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen

Deanie’s welcomes New Orleans Back to School

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 04 2018

Serving generations of schoolday memories in Bucktown

With a new school year just around the corner, Deanie’s Seafood is excited to welcome back to school in New Orleans. With three locations—our original location in Bucktown (Metairie), Deanie’s in the French Quarter, and our newest restaurant, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen located on Magazine Street Uptown—our casual family restaurant is a local favorite. Each year we are a go-to restaurant for school sports teams, local college Parents Weekend visitors, homecoming and prom weekend celebrants, and teachers and students enjoying time with their families. We look forward to forging delicious memories for the new school year!

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Topics: community giving, New Orleans restaurant, Back to School

Deanie’s recognized among New Orleans’ Best Seafood Restaurants

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 30 2018

'Best of the Big Easy' recognizes Deanie’s in top 3 Seafood Restaurants, Places for Boiled Seafood

Gambit, a New Orleans news, politics, food and entertainment weekly, has recognized Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants with two top honors in their annual “ Best of New Orleans” readers" poll. Deanie’s was voted in the top 3 among Best Seafood Restaurants (No. 3) for the sixth consecutive year, and among Best Places for Boiled Seafood (No. 2) for the third consecutive year in the 2018 readers’ survey, published Aug. 28. The 2018 "Best of the Big Easy Awards" marks the 18th-consecutive year Deanie's Seafood Restaurants has been honored in the "Best of New Orleans" readers' poll in nine categories, including Best Place for Boiled Seafood, Best Oyster Po-Boy and Best BBQ Shrimp.
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Topics: Gambit Weekly, New Orleans best seafood restaurant, best of new orleans, best of the big easy, best seafood in new orleans

Are Blue Crabs Healthy?

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 23 2018

Crabs are low in mercury, high in protein and essential minerals

Now that we are in peak crab season in the Gulf South, you may be wondering... are Louisiana Blue Crabs healthy? In recent years, people are becoming more health conscious and choosing to eat lighter foods. While most people immediately think of fish as the go-to protein alternative to meat, crab and other shellfish have many of the same healthy qualities as fish. 

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Topics: Louisiana blue crab, crab season, healthy seafood recipes, blue crabs

Deanie’s Seafood Announces Ribbon Cutting of New Restaurant

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 16 2018

Celebrating Opening of Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen on magazine

NEW ORLEANS–Aug. 15, 2018—The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce will celebrate with the owners of Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants as they cut the ribbon on their new location in Uptown New Orleans at 12 p.m., Tues., Aug. 21. 

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen, located in a two-story building at 2200 Magazine St. at the intersection of the Irish Channel and Garden District, is the third location of the family-owned and -operated Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants. Delivering the same flavors as the legendary restaurant known for its seafood offerings, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen is a contemporary outpost of the legendary New Orleans restaurant group.

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Topics: magazine street, irish channel, New Orleans restaurant, opening, Garden District, Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen

National Catfish Month: A Look into Farm raised Catfish

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 07 2018

Facts, highlights, history of farm raised catfish

Sandwiched between the Fourth of July and Labor Day is one of our favorite mouth-watering holidays, National Catfish Month, celebrated each year through the month of August.

"I am persuaded that catfish is the most Southern of all fish."
Craig Claiborne, NYT Food Critic

New York Times food critic and Mississippi native Craig Claiborne once said, “I am persuaded that catfish is the most Southern of all fish.” A staple in Southern kitchens, catfish became popular in restaurants across the country after the introduction of catfish aquaculture.

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Topics: catfish, national catfish month, farm-raised catfish


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