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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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Pinch A Palooza is top New Orleans music festival

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 18 2017

Free Crawfish Festival features live music all day  

Deanie's Seafood will host its eighth-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, a free crawfish festival celebrating Louisiana music and crawfish, on Sunday April 23 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown! Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Month during the peak of New Orleans music festival season, Pinch A Palooza will feature more than 5,000 lbs. of boiled crawfish, a crawfish-eating contest for adults as well as one for children ages 6-12, crafts and games for the kids, and live music all day long.  

New Orleans all-male charitable dance troupe The 610 Stompers will also be warming up the crowd with their spectacular dance moves. With seven bands beginning at 11am, and popular local funk band Flow Tribe closing out the night, this crawfish festival features music and entertainment for all ages!  

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, Deanie's in Bucktown

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 Restaurants

Announcing Pinch A Palooza Festival 2017 Lineup

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 16 2017

Flow Tribe headlines, Amanda Shaw, Rockin’ Dopsie, Vince Vance & The Valiants, The Sheik with Resurrection on deck

METAIRIE, LA. —(March 16, 2017)—Just in time for Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant presents its 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on Sun., April 23 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown. Pinch A Palooza 2017 will feature performances by seven bands—including Flow Tribe, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Vince Vance & The Valiants and Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters—and the 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest. This year’s event also will introduce the Pinch A Palooza Kids Crawfish Eating Contest for crawfish lovers age 6 to 12 to compete for the title of Pinch A Palooza 2017 Junior Crawfish Eating Champion.

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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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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: Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Seafood

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, Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market, Deanie's in Bucktown

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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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, Louisiana Crawfish

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, Louisiana Crawfish

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