Pinch A Palooza 2015 will be first ever ‘Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month’ celebration
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.
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.
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
Deanie’s Seafood’s sixth-annual Pinch A Palooza is right around the corner and we are getting excited about this year’s live music and entertainment lineup! We hand selected a lineup of traditional Southern and New Orleans’ favorites to produce the ultimate South Louisiana festival experience.
We already gave you a sneak peek at entertainment, including Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Romeo & the Ninth Ward Hunters and Vince Vance & The Valiants, and now we want to share more on the rest of the entertainment we have in store for April 19!
Crawfish season is upon us, and families all over South Louisiana will spend time getting together for crawfish boils in their backyards, at their churches or at a neighbor’s home.
Crawfish boils are not just about eating deliciously spiced mudbugs during their peak season, but also about taking an afternoon to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and spend time with friends and family. A Southern tradition, you don’t have to live in the South to host a backyard boil this spring!
More than just your typical crawfish boil: compete to be the Crawfish Eating Champion and race live crawfish!
In South Louisiana, crawfish are more than just something to eat. They are a reason for people to gather together when the weather starts to warm up and indulge in their favorite traditions built around the mudbugs. Louisianians anticipate the start of crawfish season all year and when it’s finally time to eat them, people travel to their favorite local restaurants and seafood markets to buy them already prepared or buy sacks of live crawfish to boil in their backyards with friends and family.
The Boxcar food truck will offer fare inspired by local & seasonal produce, support NOCCA programs
Deanie’s is excited to introduce more than just crawfish to its food offerings at this year’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest!
In addition to more than 2,500 pounds of boiled Louisiana crawfish prepared with our signature Creole seasonings and other Deanie’s crawfish specialties including our Crawfish Nachos, Crawfish Balls and Fried Crawfish Tails, The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Institute's Boxcar food truck (@BoxcarNOLA) will serve dishes inspired by seasonal produce from the Institute’s Press Street Gardens.
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants’ Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest features traditional Southern sounds, family activities, “Louisiana Wild” crawfish
Free street party celebrates Louisiana crawfish and music April 19, benefits The NOCCA Institute
METAIRIE, LA. —(March 18, 2015)—On Sun., April 19, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants will present the sixth-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. A seasonal celebration of Louisiana crawfish, music and culture, Pinch A Palooza runs from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features six bands and a full afternoon of activities. Admission is free.
Pinch A Palooza is Deanie’s way of bringing together the neighborhood in Bucktown, friends in the Greater New Orleans region, and even out-of-town visitors who can’t get enough of our culture down in Southeast Louisiana.
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