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Summer brings Gulf Shrimp Season!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on May 17 2018

DEANIE'S BAYOU SEAFOOD SALAD PERFECT FOR SUMMER

The warmer weather is upon us, which means that summer is rapidly approaching. We're used to our summer heat, plus we're excited because the start of shrimp season is almost here! We love 'em boiled, fried, barbecued or in soups and stews. Gulf shrimp are also absolutely fantastic as part of a crisp and refreshing salad. One of the most popular dishes at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants is our Bayou Seafood Salad. The dish makes the perfect light summer lunch, and it's easy to put together at home.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, Shrimp, Gulf shrimp, shrimp recipes, wild louisiana seafood, shrimp season

Louisiana Crawfish Aquaculture is largest by far in US

Posted by Karen Hales on May 11 2018

Rice paddys and crawfish farms go together like rice and étouffée

Agriculture is the practice of breeding, rearing, and harvesting fish, shellfish, plants, algae and other organisms in all types of water environments. On the East Coast, paddy fields and mangrove fields are converted into shrimp farms, while the West Coast, which protects mangrove fields, is more likely to convert idle plantations or paddy fields into shrimp producing fields.

The rice industry traveled south from the Carolinas to Louisiana with Acadian settlers. In Louisiana, rice paddys (an irrigated crop) are often converted to crawfish farms. (Photo by New York Times)

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Topics: Gulf Seafood, crawfish season, seafood, boiled crawfish, Wild Louisiana crawfish, louisiana crawfish, best crawfish in new orleans

Crawfish is king at Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 13 2018

Best Crawfish in New Orleans at Deanie's 

Crawfish season is in full swing, and Pinch A Palooza on April 22 (noon to 8pm) will celebrate all things crawfish! Our dishes are carefully crafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients and authentic family recipes. You can try a variety of dishes at Pinch A Palooza Festival from crawfish nachos, crawfish balls, fried crawfish tails and crawfish étouffée to crawfish bisque and crawfish bread. And did we mention that we’ll have over 5,000 pounds of delicious boiled crawfish plus traditional sides like corn and potatoes? A selection of non-seafood items will also be available for purchase, and you can wash it all down with ice cold beer on tap or other specialty frozen drinks. You can also test your competitive eating skills during our Crawfish Eating Contests for kids and adults.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Louisiana crawfish festival, New Orleans festivals, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival, best crawfish in new orleans

Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival features free live music

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 10 2018

Best of local talent take the stage 

Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Month during the peak of New Orleans music festival season, Deanie's Seafood will host its 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, a free crawfish festival celebrating Louisiana music and crawfish, the perfect tune-up for those going to Jazz Fest.  

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Topics: crawfish season, New Orleans music festival, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival, best crawfish in new orleans

Pinch A Palooza Festival 2018 Releases Event Day Schedule

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 06 2018

METAIRIE, LA. —(April 6, 2018)—Deanie’s Seafood has released the event schedule for its free all-day outdoor crawfish festival, Pinch A Palooza, which takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Market & Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave. The event features five bands, including headliners Cowboy Mouth, kids' and adults’ crawfish eating contests, and a variety of activities and crawfish specialities.

The 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest kicks off with a noon performance by local four-piece classic rock band Roux the Day. At 1 p.m., kids 6 to 12 years old get to test their mettle at competitive eating during the second-annual Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Louisiana crawfish festival, New Orleans festivals, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival

Become Pinch A Palooza Festival Sponsor

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 05 2018

For the past nine years, Deanie’s has presented the Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest, a free family-friendly crawfish and music festival at Deanie’s original location in Bucktown. Each year Pinch A Palooza draws several thousand seafood lovers in the Greater New Orleans area and donates to great causes.

The 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 and includes performances by great local bands such as the Bucktown All-Stars, Top Cats, Roux the Day, Vince Vance & the Valiants and Cowboy Mouth. We’ll also be entertained by the 610 Stompers and the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest, as well as our second Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest.

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Topics: New Orleans festival season, New Orleans music festival, New Orleans festivals, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival

Pinch A Palooza: A family-friendly festival in Bucktown

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 30 2018

Crawfish Races, Kids Crawfish eating contest & Family fun

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant each year delivers an outdoor festival providing free family fun with a focus on Louisiana’s favorite pasttime, the neighborhood crawfish boil. Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie. With family-friendly entertainment from bands like Vince Vance & The Valiants and Cowboy Mouth, a fun dance performance by the 610 Stompers, and tons of boiled crawfish and Deanie’s crawfish specialties, Pinch A Palooza is a great family outing on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

The festival features live entertainment, a crawfish eating contest for adults and children, and a host of fun activities for kids. Better yet, admission and fest activities are free.

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Topics: kid friendly, New Orleans festival season, louisiana crawfish, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival

Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival Returns April 22

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 28 2018

Crawfish Eating Contests for Kids and Adults; Cowboy Mouth Headlines 

METAIRIE, LA. —(March 28, 2017)—Just in time for crawfish season, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant presents the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on on Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown. Pinch A Palooza 2018 will feature live performances by The Topcats, Bucktown All-Stars, Vince Vance & The Valiants, Cowboy Mouth, and more—plus the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest.

The free outdoor seafood festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood’s original restaurant and seafood market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Admission is free.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish season, New Orleans festival season, best crawfish in new orleans

Deanie’s Announces Pinch A Palooza 2018 Lineup

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 21 2018

Crawfish Eating Contests for Kids & Adults, Cowboy Mouth Headlines 

Deanie's presents a full day of free live music, activities and fun during its annual crawfish extravaganza, Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest 2018 from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie's in Bucktown. The lineup features rock covers by local favorites The Top Cats; rock, soul & funk with Bucktown All-Stars; classic rock by Roux the Day, New Orleans originals from Louisiana Hall of Fame Inductee Vince Vance & The Valiants; Cowboy Mouth and more! Pinch A Palooza 2018 will be emceed by New Orleans artist, comedian and host Johnny Rock and feature a performance by the all-male dance krewe the 610 Stompers, who appear on the Pinch A Palooza stage for the 7th consecutive year.

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Topics: crawfish season, New Orleans music festival, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival, best crawfish in new orleans

Crawfish Season Prices Drop

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 16 2018

Time is now for best crawfish in New Orleans 

The long awaited and highly anticipated crawfish season is here! Many mudbug lovers in Louisiana counted down the days until they could find crawfish, but an unpredictable period of cold weather delayed the start of the crawfish season, which affected both restaurants, seafood markets, and consumers who couldn’t wait to get their crawfish fix.

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Topics: crawfish, crawfish season, best place to eat boiled crawfish, crawfish boil, deanies seafood bucktown, best crawfish in new orleans, crawfish prices

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