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Deanie's Celebrates Pinch-A-Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on Sunday, April 22

Posted by Melissa Izor on Mar 31 2012

3rd-annual celebration benefits Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, features Rebirth Brass Band, 610 Stompers, Dutch Alley Art Market and More

METAIRIE, LA.-(April 19, 2012)-Deanie's Seafood in Bucktown is pulling out all the stops for the third-annual Pinch-A-Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on April 22. This year's event features more music, more entertainment, an artists market, a video arcade and all the best Crawfish dishes from a New Orleans original. Deanie's has added three acts to the lineup of free performances for Pinch-A-Palooza 2012.

Festival-goers will enjoy the electro-pop dance beats of New Orleans six-piece Indie band Big History, the sultry jazz-inflected sounds of vocalist Nasimiyu and her bluesy-brassy backup band, and music by local cover band Breakwater Drive.

Pinch-A-Palooza 2012 takes place from 2 to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie's Seafood in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. As part of the festival, Deanie's will make a donation to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation ( and contribute a portion of the proceeds from the event to support its education, advocacy and restoration efforts of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin habitat.

Pinch-A-Palooza will include live performances by the all-male dance troupe the 610 Stompers, Ordinary Men with Extraordinary Moves, and Grammy Award-winning New Orleans ensemble Rebirth Brass Band. This year, Pinch-A-Palooza also welcomes the Dutch Alley Artist's Co-op, showcasing work by local artists featuring Louisiana seafood.

Deanie's Seafood has partnered with Cumulus Media of New Orleans, WGNO TV ABC 26 and WNOL TV NOLA38, Where Y'at magazine, the 610 Stompers and the Dutch Alley Artist's Co-op to deliver a family friendly crawfish celebration at the original Deanie's Seafood restaurant, which opened in Bucktown 50 years ago. Deanie's Seafood contestants have been selected to represent Deanie's for the third-annual Pinch-A-Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest; along with the 610 Stompers "610 Domination," Where Y'at magazine and contest winners from four Cumulus radio stations--Old School 106.7 FM, Power 102.9 FM, Rock 92.3 FM and The Ticket Sports Radio 106.1 FM--who will compete with their favorite Morning show personalities to eat as much crawfish as they can in 10 minutes.

"We're excited that this year's Pinch-A-Palooza is bigger and better, with more activities for the kids and adults, and more entertainment," said Darren Chifici of Deanie's Seafood. "It's really a celebration of Crawfish, one of the many things that makes Louisiana so unique."

Here is the Schedule for the day:

2 PM Breakwater Drive
3 PM Big History
4 PM Crawfish Eating Contest Rules & Introductions
4:20-4:30 PM Crawfish Eating Contest
4:35 PM 610 Stompers
5:15 PM Nasimiyu
6:30 PM Rebirth Brass Band

For more information on Pinch-A-Palooza, click here.

Quality local crawfish is plentiful now, and the restaurant offers popular crawfish dishes including: Deanie's Famous Boiled Crawfish prepared with Deanie's Signature Creole Seasonings, Fried Crawfish Tails, Crawfish Etouffee, Fried Crawfish Po-Boy, Crawfish Balls, Crawfish Duo ~ Fried Crawfish & Crawfish Etouffee (Lunch), and Crawfish Quartet ~ Fried Crawfish, Crawfish Etouffee, Crawfish Dressing (Dinner).

About Deanie's Seafood

For nearly 50 years, Deanie's Seafood Restaurants and Market have been serving huge portions of the best boiled, broiled and fried seafood in New Orleans. We invite you to visit the original location in Bucktown at 1713 Lake Avenue or in the French Quarter at 841 Iberville Street (located at the corner of Dauphine and Iberville streets).

Deanie's Seafood is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday. The Bucktown location is closed on Mondays. To learn more about Deanie's Seafood, visit us at or call the restaurant directly at 504-834-1225.


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