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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

New Orleans' favorite seafood restaurant opens new location on Magazine Street

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 18 2018

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen third installment of local seafood brand 

NEW ORLEANS—(July 18, 2018)—A contemporary take on a New Orleans seafood tradition, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen has opened at 2200 Magazine St. in the Irish Channel in Uptown New Orleans. The restaurant, the third location of the family-owned and -operated Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, serves lunch and dinner daily.

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen offers the same flavors as the legendary restaurant known for its seafood offerings, from seasonal boiled seafood to standards like fried seafood, crawfish etouffee, barbeque shrimp, crabmeat au gratin and po boys.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, best seafood in new orleans, magazine street, irish channel

Deanie's Voted Best Seafood Restaurant in NOLA!

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 06 2018

Where Ya't Readers vote Deanies #1 Seafood Restaurant among other awards

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants were recognized with three top honors in New Orleans Where Y’at Magazine’s “Best of the Big Easy 2018” Awards. Among the honors, Deanie’s ranked No.1 as Best Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans for the second-consecutive year; the fifth time it has been selected by Where Y’at readers among the top three seafood restaurants in New Orleans. Deanie’s also was chosen as the No. 2 Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood in the annual readers' survey. 

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, best seafood restaurant, domestic seafood, eat local, wild louisiana seafood, best seafood in new orleans

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

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 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

Deanie's Holiday Kids Sing-Along & Breakfast with Santa

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 01 2017

Enjoy New Orleans' liveliest Breakfast with Santa in THE French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS —(November 29, 2017)—Beginning next weekend, Deanie's in the French Quarter will deliver New Orleans' liveliest breakfast with Santa and holiday music show for kids, Deanie's Seafood's Holiday Kids Sing Along & Dance Party with Vince Vance. Deanie's Holiday Kids Party features a buffet breakfast, photos with Santa, face painting, arts & crafts, and a fun holiday sing-along and performance with Vince Vance & The Valianettes.

Offering four shows in December, the party takes place at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in the French Quarter, 841 Iberville St., from 9  to 11:30 a.m.,  Dec. 9-10 & Dec. 16-17.

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Topics: Vince Vance Kids Holiday Sing-Along & Dance Pa, Family Friendly, Breakfast with Santa, Vince Vance, French Quarter holiday events, Deanie's holiday kids program

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