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Pinch A Palooza Offers Family Friendly Food & Entertainment

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 14 2016

fun for the whole family: crawfish races, games, crafts + live music, food & crawfish-eating contest

The seventh-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 17from 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, crawfish, live music, Family Friendly, New Orleans festival season, crawfish boil, boiled crawfish, street party, crawfish eating contest

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.

Crawfish look like tiny lobsters and are typically between 3 inches and 6 inches long. Crawfish inhabit freshwater lakes and streams, and the presence of crawfish indicate that the waters they are in are relatively clean, since they rarely live in waters that are polluted.

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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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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana seafood, French Quarter Festival, Pinch A Palooza, Vince Vance & The Valiants, crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market, crawfish season, Vince Vance, Jazz & Heritage Festival, Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, seafood festival, Cajun crawfish, New Orleans best seafood restaurant, 610 Stompers, Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz Fest, Chanson et Soulard, Imaginary Frenz, Paris Avenue, Vince & The Valiants, Deanie's in Bucktown, Ninth Ward Hunters, New Orleans festival season, The Wandering Cajun, crawfish eating contest, New Orleans Karma, Shot Time, New Orleans music festival, Big Chief Romeo Bougerie

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 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

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

A closer look at Pinch A Palooza entertainment

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 09 2015

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!

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, live music, community events

How to throw a spring crawfish boil Louisiana-style

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 02 2015


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! 

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Topics: Shopdeanies.com, Pinch A Palooza, crawfish

Pinch A Palooza is all about the crawfish

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Mar 26 2015

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.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, crawfish, community events

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