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Louisiana Locals Love Gulf Shrimp

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 23 2019

Deanie’s Tells the Tail of Four Types of Gulf Shrimp

Unlike other seafood, not all shrimp are created equal. There are almost as many different species of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico as there are ways to cook shrimp. You can find brown, white, and pink shrimp in Louisiana waters for grilling, boiling, or frying and seabob shrimp, which is especially good for marinating. These species of shrimp —collectively known as "Gulf Shrimp’"—come almost exclusively from the Gulf of Mexico with 97 percent of domestic shrimp harvested in the United States coming from the Gulf.

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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Deanie's Tapped in New Orleans's Top Picks for Best Boiled Seafood, Best Seafood Restaurants

Posted by Karen Hales on Jun 27 2019

Deanie's Earns Two Where Y'at '2019 Best of the Big Easy' Awards

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants were recognized with two top honors in New Orleans Where Y’at Magazine’s “Best of the Big Easy 2019” Awards. Deanie’s ranked No. 1 as Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood in New Orleans for the second-consecutive year as well as being selected by Where Y’at readers among the top three seafood restaurants in New Orleans for the sixth-consecutive year.  

In regards to Deanie's best seafood restaurant status, Where Y’at Magazine says, “Since Deanie’s has been recognized as a New Orleans favorite since 1961, you know their seafood is to die for, especially their seafood platter.”

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, New Orleans Best Seafood (awards etc)

Chifici Family Celebrates 37 Years at Deanie's Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on May 22 2019

Building A Seafood Legacy Out of Bucktown Seafood Market with ‘Tiny Restaurant’

NEW ORLEANS—(May 22, 2019)—The Chifici Family, local owner/operators of Deanie's Seafood Restaurants, is celebrating its 37-year anniversary running New Orleans' favorite seafood restaurant, the original Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Bucktown.

The Chificis have built a locally owned, family-operated business employing more than 300 New Orleanians and serving nearly 1 million visitors and locals annually. Deanie’s Seafood Proprietor Barbara A. “Mrs. Barbara” Chifici runs Deanie’s Restaurants with five of her seven children. The business now includes three locations in New Orleans, a successful catering business, plus a fresh seafood market and online seafood business, Shopdeanies.com.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's in the French Quarter, Deanie's Seafood Market, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's in Bucktown

The 2019 Pinch A Palooza Experience is Almost Here!

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 28 2019

New Orleans Bands, crawfish eating contest at crawfest 

Do you have what it takes to become the next Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Champion? Join in the 10-year-old tradition of celebrating Louisiana crawfish season with New Orleans’ favorite boiled crawfish, music, a competitive crawfish eating contest and more during Deanie’s Seafood’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest.

Pinch A Palooza takes place from noon to 7 p.m., Sat., April 20 at the original Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market, located at 1713 Lake Ave. at Old Hammond Highway, Metairie.  A $1 donation to The Good Shepherd School gets you in the gate for the all-day festival.

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Topics: New Orleans, Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Philanthropy, Events, New Orleans Festivals

New Orleans’ Favorite Crawfish Festival Returns for 10th year

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 01 2019

Pinch A Palooza Festival 2019 - April 20 in Bucktown

New Orleans’ favorite family seafood restaurant will be firing up the boil pots for its 10th-annual neighborhood crawfish festival, Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest, noon to 7 p.m., Sun., April 20 in Bucktown. Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown—the original location of the well-known seafood restaurant with three locations in and around New Orleans—will continue the tradition of celebrating the Bucktown community and delicious local crawfish with a day of live music and entertainment, a Crawfish Eating Contest, and plenty of crawfish specialties and libations. Actor and comedian Johnny Rock will emcee Pinch A Palooza.

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Topics: New Orleans, Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market, Philanthropy, Deanie's in Bucktown, Events, New Orleans Festivals

Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen Expands Menu with Seafood Platters and More

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 27 2019

Magazine Street restaurant offers more Deanie’s originals

Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen, 2200 Magazine St., located in Uptown New Orleans, has expanded its menu to add more of the Deanie's Seafood originals that have made the local restaurant group one of the favorite seafood restaurants in the Big Easy.

Deanie’s Kitchen patrons can now enjoy Deanie’s Seafood’s famous Giant Seafood Platter and Half Platter dinners, a bounty of softshell crab, shrimp, oysters, catfish, and crawfish balls, and more appetizers like fried artichoke hearts and fried or sauteed crab claws.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen

A New Year Message from Deanie's Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 11 2019

As we enter 2019, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants would like to extend our hopes for a happy new year and our vision for continued success as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans. We are honored to share the authentic flavors of one of the culinary capitals of the world with more than a million patrons each year!

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant

Deanie’s Best Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans for 2018

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Nov 06 2018

NODS FOR New Orleans best seafood, besT for boiled seafood 

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants is grateful to its loyal customers for continuing our legacy of accolades representing Deanie’s commitment for delivering locally sourced Wild Louisiana seafood with our signature housemade recipes. This year, Deanie’s has earned top seafood restaurant awards from Gambit’s “Best of New Orleans,” Where Y’at Magazine’s “Best of the Big Easy,” and New Orleans Magazine’s “Tops of the Town” awards. 

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, New Orleans Best Seafood (awards etc)

Tips for Holiday Private Party Planning in New Orleans

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 04 2018

Easy Steps to make Holiday Party Planning a Snap

Planning any party is a difficult task. Planning a party or event for a large group during the holidays, one of the busiest times of the year, is even more difficult. From finding the right venue to selecting the menus to choosing decorations, Deanie’s Seafood has plenty of experience organizing events during the holiday. We’re offering some tips to make the whole process go a little easier.

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Topics: New Orleans, Private Parties, Private Venues

Deanie’s Celebrates Grand Opening of Newest Addition, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 05 2018

Magazine Street restaurant introduces half-off happy hour to celebrate

The newest addition to the family of Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen, located at 2200 Magazine St. in Uptown New Orleans, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting August 21. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, District B City Councilmember Jay H. Banks, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce CEO & President G. Ben Johnson, and many more joined the Chifici family in the celebration.

To continue the grand opening festivities, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen will host a New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Pop-Up from 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 12 and launch a new happy hour offering half off select wines, beers and spirit available weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m.  

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Deanie's Sea Food Kitchen, Events

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