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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 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

Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 10 2017

Springtime is the heart of crawfish season, and the perfect time to celebrate Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month! Join our annual crawfish festival—Pinch A Palooza—on April 23, and in the meantime learn more about the history of crawfish, our most endearing state symbol.

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Topics: crawfish season, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, history of Louisiana crawfish, crawfish festival

Pinch A Palooza Offers Family Fun with Food, Music, & Activities

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 05 2017

crawfish festival games, Jr. crawfish eating contest   

The eighth-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish-Eating Contest returns to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain for a day of family friendly fun!  This festival celebrating Louisiana’s unique delicacy takes place all day Sunday, April 23—from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown.  

With over 5,000 pounds of boiled Louisiana crawfish, live music, and a variety of activities for fun-lovers of all ages, it’s the can’t-miss family event of the festival season.  And best of all… it’s FREE!

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, Family Friendly, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Louisiana crawfish festival, boiled crawfish, crawfish eating contest, Wild Louisiana crawfish, family fun, crawfish festival

History of Crawfish in Louisiana

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 15 2016

Louisiana crawfish accounts for 90 percent of the nation’s domestic crawfish and contributes more than $300 million in annual economic impact. Its annual yield of crawfish ranges from 120 to 150 million pounds, which is produced by the more than 1,000 crawfish farmers and 800 commercial fishermen who catch wild crawfish. You can Louisiana crawfish shipped to you from Deanie's online market Shopdeanies.com

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Topics: crawfish season, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, history of Louisiana crawfish

7 ways to celebrate Louisiana Crawfish Month

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 06 2016

Crawfish lovers have even more reason to rejoice this spring—not only are we in the peak of crawfish season, with every weekend offering more chances to indulge, but April is officially Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month!

Deanie’s Seafood is proud to take part in this effort to recognize the importance of Louisiana crawfish to the state’s economy and culture.

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Topics: crawfish, crawfish season, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Louisiana crawfish festival, crawfish boil, Wild Louisiana crawfish

April is Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 31 2016

April is Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, a recognition of Louisana crawfish’s importance to the economy and culture of the state. What used to be a local ritual has spread to backyards nationally, and Louisiana’s crawfish business is now a nearly half-a-billion-dollar-a-year industry.

Louisiana crawfish accounts for 90 percent of the nation’s domestic crawfish and contributes more than $300 million in annual economic impact.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish season, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

The Health Benefits of Crawfish

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 07 2016

It’s crawfish season in Louisiana, which means it’s time for the traditional crawfish boil. Besides being great to eat, Louisiana’s favorite crustacean and a staple of Southern cuisine, there are some impressive health benefits of crawfish. Low in calories, Louisiana Wild crawfish are a low-fat source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals, and they have nearly half the calories of roasted, skinless chicken breast. You can order online to have Louisiana crawfish shipped to you overnight from Deanie's Seafood Market.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, Pinch A Palooza, Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood, crawfish season, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Cajun crawfish, nutrition, crawfish eating contest, crawfish health benefits, Wild Louisiana crawfish

Crawfish Love fest: Pinch A Palooza Festival is April 17

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 04 2016

7th-annual festival celebrates Louisiana crawfish season

A family friendly seafood festival celebrating Louisiana’s unique delicacy comes once again to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain just in time for Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month. The seventh-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, presented by Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, takes place 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sun., April 17 at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Admission is free. Information is available at Pinchapalooza.com.

This year’s Pinch A Palooza features seven bands, the seventh-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest, crawfish races and games for the kids, an art market and Deanie’s crawfish specialties, including crawfish nachos, crawfish balls, fried crawfish tails, and thousands of pounds of fresh boiled Louisiana Crawfish served with corn and potatoes.

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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

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