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  • Soup Jan 26, 2007 04:34 PM

I miss crawfish. The season is starting and I'm craving crawfish. Any place in the DC balt. region that serves crawfish boil type of a meal?

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  1. I would kill for crawfish bread :)

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    1. re: jpschust

      Not had crawfish bread. What is it? two years ago loyola alumi club did a crawfish boil but not sure if it is a yearly thing.

      1. re: Soup

        Think of a crabcake spread thin on good bread and then baked. I get it at Jazzfest every year in NOLA

    2. i do not know of anyplace that does them live--you can get crawfish tails at many seafood stores and make your own crawfish bread (or crawfish monica for those jazz festers out there)--these are often chinese crawfish, but the taste is ok for these prepared dishes.

      I have also seen them at main avenue, but not live.

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      1. re: MTP

        I bought them live at Maine Avenue last summer for a crawfish/crab boil. But they're usually frozen in pillow packs.

        1. re: MTP

          mmmmmmmmmmmmmmonica at jazz fest. Now that I am drooling for some, any ideas how to obtain some (i seem to remember seeing kits on line) or recipe suggestions.

          thanks!!!!

          1. re: MrsWheatie

            If you want to find some good recipes for Crawfish Monica get on the Times Picayune website. They have an index of recipes for folks who lost all their cookbooks in Katrina.

            For good crawfish in DC I am not sure it is possible. Every year I have friends who have tried to get some good live ones flown up and it never really works well. The only time I have ever had great crawfish is at the Loyola Alumni crawfish boil and they do that every year (already past this year, I believe though).

        2. Old Hickory Grille on Route 50 in Falls Church has quite a few crawfish dishes, but I think they're all fried, not a suck-the-heads-dry meal option. Still pretty tasty though, and a nice neighborhoody place. Huge, Southern-inspired menu.

          1. I would pay a lot for a throw the newpaper on the table and have a roll of papertowels nearby crawfish boil around here.

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            1. re: rHairing

              Like the post above, you can get LIVE crawfish/crawdads at the Maine Ave. seafood wharf. not always, only in season. you can even get the zaitarans seafood boil stuff around here. RIP Acme Seafood of New Orleans! Hope you come back.

            2. You can have live ones shipped in, pick up at National Airport, co-worker did that once and had a boil in his backyard, ya'll...

              1. I'm not all that interested in the fried/frozen crawfish tail (unfortunately). What I am craving is the "throw the newpaper on the table" & "suck the head" crawfish eating session.

                I may have to go the mail order route although am contemplating crashing the Loyola Alumni event (but that is a few months away).

                1. Here's a list of suppliers from South Louisiana for various seafoods. Note that many are near the airport. Not sure how many survived Katrina and are willing to take the goods to the airport for you. My family always did the shipping for me.
                  http://www.louisianaseafood.com/shows...
                  Crawfish are just starting to come into season so prices are still high. They'll be expensive during Mardi Gras. As it gets warmer, crawfish will get better and cheaper.

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                  1. re: MakingSense

                    Bayou Fete IV was yesterday in Fort Hunt. This is the alumni event for LA schools. 10,000lbs of crawfish, potato, corn on the cob, great andoullie sausage, jambalaya, and beer. AYCE and drink. A great event, very relaxed and family friendly. Will be going back next year.

                    1. re: Soup

                      Oh I wish I would have known about this!!!! Next year!

                  2. You can get great crawfish at Ethel and Ramone's restaurant in the Mt. Washington Village section of northern Baltimore City. The chef/owner worked in New Orleans for years and also worked for Paul Prudhomme for a while. Their menu is NOLA specific and they make a mean gumbo to boot. Their number is 410-664-2971