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What to do with all that leftover crawfish from your crawfish boil

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on May 21 2015

It’s good to be prepared because sometimes the unexpected happens: After having friends and family stand for hours around a table heaped with spicy boiled crawdads with all the fixings--corn, potatoes, garlic, maybe a little celery and mushrooms, andouille sausage--sometimes there are crawfish boil leftovers. 

So what do you do with all that leftover Cajun-spiced goodness?

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Topics: crawfish, cooking, crawfish season

Where to find crawfish in New Orleans

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on May 12 2015

During the springtime in Louisiana, most of us are craving hot, spicy boiled crawdads regularly. The smell of backyard boils, seafood markets and restaurants boiling up their signature mudbug recipes fills the air, and there is no shortage of places to find them spiced to your liking!

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Topics: Shopdeanies.com, crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market

What to do with your visiting family in New Orleans

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on May 08 2015

As graduations near, graduates look for places to celebrate and family-friendly activities to engage in while visitors are in town

With graduations approaching, families from all over the state, country and world will be traveling to the Big Easy to proudly support their loved ones as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

From the first parents’ weekend when your family made the trek to move you in, to the closing of your college years, Deanie’s Seafood is proud to serve students of the many renowned universities in the city of New Orleans and their families.

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Topics: New Orleans, crawfish, Family Friendly, private party

How to eat boiled crawfish

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 30 2015

Most foods don’t come with eating instructions because--let’s face it, most of the time all you need is a fork and a knife and the rest is pretty self explanatory. But some foods present a bigger challenge and hold a larger mystique. One in particular is the boiled crawfish.

What is the best technique? How do you get all that tail meat to come out? To suck the head or not? And whether you planned it that way or not, there is always the added element of competition, because someone at your table is bound to turn your crawfish boil into an amateur crawfish eating contest.

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Topics: crawfish, crawfish season

The sixth-annual Pinch A Palooza was a day to remember in Bucktown!

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 27 2015

The sixth-annual Pinch A Palooza on Sun., April 19 in Bucktown was a fun-filled day for loyal customers, friends and family of Deanie’s Seafood.

With one of the first days of beautiful sunshine in almost two weeks, more than 5,000 attendees flocked to the festival grounds with their families, friends and even their dogs to enjoy a day of Louisiana crawfish, music and culture.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, community events

New Orleans local festival favorites & tips

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 24 2015

Deanie’s shares tips on how to do festival season right & French Quarter employees share their New Orleans festival favorites in "Ask A Local"

As spring time approaches and the weather starts to warm up, the festivals in New Orleans are non-stop! Each weekend, locals and visitors head out to the weekends’ festivities, which usually consist of live music, delicious Louisiana fare and art.

Some of the most anticipated Nola festivals are the French Quarter Festival (took place April 9-12 2015)  and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 23-May 5 2015). Deanie’s Seafood even celebrates festival season with its own fest, Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest, held in Bucktown each year (The sixth-annual Pinch A Palooza took place April 19, 2015.)
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Topics: French Quarter Festival, Ask a local, Jazz & Heritage Festival

April officially recognized as 'Louisiana Crawfish Month'

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 17 2015

Pinch A Palooza 2015 will be first ever ‘Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month’ celebration

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market are excited to announce and celebrate the first ever “Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month” during the sixth-annual annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on Sun. April 19 at Deanie’s in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Deanie’s worked with State Rep. Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans, to bring about this resolution recognizing an important Louisiana commodity and cultural tradition.

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Topics: crawfish, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

New Orleans foodies to compete in Crawfish Eating Contest

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 17 2015

Three locally known foodies will participate in this year’s Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest

Deanie’s Seafood is excited to welcome three New Orleans food aficionados and avid eaters of Louisiana fare to this year’s Crawfish Eating Contest! They will compete against the other contestants in an attempt to make it to the final round and earn the title of the 2015 Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Champion, plus a complimentary crawfish boil for 20 people.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish, community events

Making heads or tails of a Louisiana delicacy

Posted by Jeff Moore on Apr 10 2015

There’s a saying by some Texas newcomers, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” Well, I’m from Texas and my saying goes a bit different: “I wasn’t born a Cajun, but I married one as fast as I could.” And nothing makes me think more lovingly about my Louisiana wedding day than listening to some Wayne Toups over a big platter of boiled crawfish. 

Crawfish are just part of the Louisiana DNA. And now that they’re growing wild in one of the state’s most profitable revenue streams, people from all over the country are getting a little crawfish boil in their veins—and eating it up. Which makes the crawfish farmers, processors and distributors in Louisiana a pretty good living.

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Topics: crawfish, Louisiana

Crawfish celebration Pinch A Palooza April 19 at Deanie's Seafood in Bucktown

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 09 2015

Free outdoor festival: Live music, crawfish eating contest, crawfish races, art market, 610 Stompers, Deanie’s crawfish specialties, plus The NOCCA Institute Boxcar food truck 

Event:     Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest

Date:       Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time:      11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

 *Crawfish eating contest heats at noon and 1:40 p.m., title round 3:40 p.m.

Venue:     Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish, live music, community events

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