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How to Eat Louisiana Crawfish Like a Champ

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 05 2016

It’s Mardi Gras, and that means it’s Crawfish season in Louisiana.

Here at Deanie’s Seafood, we’ve been eating Cajun crawfish for over 50 years. When peeling crawfish is part of your culinary background going back as far as learning to hold a fork and knife, sometimes it’s hard to remember that there’s a trick to eating them.

For over 50 years Deanie's has been serving huge portions of the best boiled, broiled and fried seafood in New Orleans.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, crawfish, crawfish season, Cajun crawfish, how to eat Cajun crawfish

Deanie's celebrates Mardi Gras in the Big Easy

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 03 2016

As a local favorite, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants love New Orleans’ culture and traditions--especially the Big Easy’s most famous celebration, Mardi Gras, and all that goes along with it. Mardi Gras, the biggest annual draw of visitors to New Orleans, falls on Tues., Feb. 9.

Carnival season begins 12 days after Christmas with the Epiphany, which marks the visit of the three Wisemen to the baby Jesus in the Christian tradition. The season continues until Mardi Gras Day or “Fat Tuesday,” the final day before Ash Wednesday and Lent begins.

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Topics: New Orleans, crawfish, New Orleans original, crawfish season, Mardi Gras, carnival

Eating Local: A Way of Life

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jan 28 2016

ENJOY Louisiana Seafood at the peak of freshness

There’s a growing trend to eat locally whether purchasing fruit, vegetables and herbs from your farmers market, choosing meat, fowl and eggs from nearby farms, or buying domestic seafood to put on your kitchen table. By eating local you’re helping boost the local economy and eating fresher, healthier and tastier food because it spends less time in transit from farm to table.

Here in Louisiana, we’re lucky enough to be in proximity to some of the best seafood in the world harvested from the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana waterways.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, crawfish season, seafood

New dietary guidelines say: Eat More Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 11 2016

The USDA’s 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released last week, encourage Americans to eat more seafood to support health and nutrition.

The guidelines recommend that Americans eat at least eight ounces of a variety of seafood per week, for those eating a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet, with the aim to take in at least 250 mg. per day of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, fresh seafood, fresh fish, Gulf Seafood, Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood, recipes, New Orleans recipes

It’s an old-school New Orleans holiday party with Vince Vance, for a cause, at Deanie's in the Quarter

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Dec 10 2015

DAVID LEE SIMMONS| Special to The Advocate

Deanie’s Seafood sits at the intersection of Dauphine and Iberville streets in the French Quarter. The Vince Vance Kids Holiday Sing-Along & Dance Party sits at the intersection of the dreams of two close friends: bandleader Vince Vance and Deanie’s owner Barbara A. Chifici, old-school New Orleanians seeking to rekindle the spirit of holidays gone by.

They will gather for a third time for the special event, held over four dates, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20 at the restaurant, 841 Bienville St.

Vince Vance, backed by the all-female Valianettes, will perform holiday songs — including his chart-topping classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” — while also premiering songs from a new EP by Vince & The Valiants, “Christmas State of Mind."

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Topics: holiday music, holiday season, holidays

New Orleans TV stations preview kids holiday program at Deanie's Seafood in the French Quarter

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 08 2015

GET a Sneak Peek of Vince Vance Kids Holiday program, Profile of singer/songwriter Vance's 45+year career

Vince Vance & The Valiants appeared on WWL TV’s Morning Show to sing holiday songs and provide a preview of the Vince Vance Kids Holiday Sing-Along & Dance Party— Sat. and Sun., Dec. 12 and 13 & Dec. 19 and 20 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter.

WGNO TV's News with a Twist also featured Vance in a profile of "25 years of a classic and more holiday cheer with Vince Vance."

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Topics: holiday music, holiday party, holiday season

10 New Orleans Holiday Events to Enjoy this Season

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Dec 04 2015

Deanie's recommends Highlights of Christmas in New Orleans

Christmas New Orleans Style is truly THE best way to celebrate the holidays!  All around town, there are extravagant decorations, one-of-a-kind events, and wonderful lighting displays that are all family friendly. With over 60 different holiday events plus numerous hotels offering special Papa Noël packages, Deanie’s offers 10 New Orleans holiday favorites to enjoy this season.

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Topics: holiday season, Family Friendly, holidays

Deanie’s shares love of Christmas in New Orleans

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 01 2015

Restaurant readies for season with kids Holiday program, window displays, photos with Santa

If you walk by Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter this time of year, you might feel like you’ve stepped into “Miracle on 34th Street.” While the inside of the restaurant is decked out in ribbons, poinsettias, Christmas trees and garland—with occasional visits from Santa to share hot cocoa and free photos with children—its windows showcase elaborate and festive holiday scenes for people walking along Dauphine Street to enjoy.

In December 2001, Deanie’s took over the first floor of the former D.H. Holmes Department Store Annex to open its second location at the corner of Dauphine and Iberville streets.

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Topics: holiday season, holidays

Vince Vance’s ‘Christmas State of Mind’

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 24 2015

Kids Holiday program headliner celebrates 25th anniversary of hit song ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’

Growing up in the French Quarter, he’s an established local name. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of his hit song “All I Want for Christmas is You,” he’ll be on the minds of many as they tune their radios to holiday music this Christmas season. Vince Vance, a New Orleans native known both for his music and attention-grabbing image, will provide family-friendly entertainment with the Vince Vance Kids Holiday Sing-Along & Dance Party this December at Deanie’s Seafood in the French Quarter.

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Topics: holiday music, holiday season

Nothing Brings Family Together Like the Retelling of Holiday Cooking Disasters

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 19 2015

Start a new Tradition with Deanie’s Holiday Take-Home Menu

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions was watching “The Accidental Tourist,” a movie about a family of socially awkward, quirky siblings living together well into middle age that features a quietly hilarious and torturous Thanksgiving Dinner. The sister, Rose, grossly undercooks a Thanksgiving turkey as the family suffers an agonizingly long wait for it to finish baking in an oven heated to 150 degrees. When the pallid bird is finally placed on the table, her brothers opt instead to double-up on the sides, while only her suitor, Julian, bravely forges into the pink poultry. It’s a small triumph. “He ate my turkey,” she exclaims.

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Topics: holiday season, holidays

A NEW ORLEANS FAVORITE

For over 50 years

Deanie's Seafood is loved by locals as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" (Times Picayune), “Best Place for Crawfish” (Tops of the Town 2014, New Orleans magazine) and the favorite place for fresh Louisiana seafood prepared in our signature Creole seasonings.

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