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smartmedia Jun 17, 2007 04:44 PM

I'm a Louisiana native, and I am always coming across fabulous recipes calling for crawfish. Of course, live ones are always best, but frozen tails will do. Back home, every grocery store has frozen crawfish tails in the freezer section... here in North San Diego County, well, I can't find them ANYWHERE.

Does any one have any idea what stores/markets carry frozen crawfish tails in this area? Even in San Diego?

Thanks a lot!

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    oerdin Aug 27, 2007 07:48 PM

    There are several places in Mira Mesa & Miramar which sell live crawfish.

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      duong Aug 27, 2007 06:46 PM

      Bamboo Hut in Mira Mesa just added crawfish boil to their menu. I went and OMG it is soooo good. Last week I had it for three days in row! I also tried CrabHut on opening day. It's good, but...Bamboo Hut blows it out of the water. Massive flavors of garlic and butter and it was ohhh sooo spicy, just like N.O. Yummy!!!

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        smartmedia Jun 20, 2007 09:48 AM

        Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!! I will check into these places. :-)

        1. trentyzan Jun 18, 2007 04:22 PM

          http://www.crabhutsd.com/
          ...is what lil' injun referred to. I lived in N.O. for ten years, and they're the best substitute SD has for fresh crawfish. I went on opening day, and the music was intolerably loud, which I hope was an opening-day-only occurence. Good food with toned-down spices compared to N.O., and margarine on the corn instead of butter.
          Vien Dong Market III @ 6935 Linda Vista Rd sporadically has live crawfish if you boil your own. Kirk on mmm-yoso just reviewed them, post-renovation:
          mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2007/05/return_to_vien_.html

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            lilinjun Jun 18, 2007 04:10 PM

            There's a new restaurant that opened up on Convoy St. (in the same shopping center as Yogurt World actually) that claims to specialize in crawfish. I haven't been there yet, but if you're interested I'll look it up next time I satisfy my yogurt cravings =)

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              Cathy Jun 18, 2007 04:21 PM

              Called Crab Hut- just posted menu/prices on Crab Hut thread...
              4646 Convoy

            2. candicew Jun 18, 2007 02:15 PM

              Try Mardi Gras market on Midway Drive - they have a lot of New Orleans foodstuffs.

              1. cgfan Jun 17, 2007 08:32 PM

                I've seen crawdads being sold at Pt. Loma Seafoods, but I don't know if they are fresh or fresh frozen. Ranch 99 sells big bags of crawdads in their freezer section, but unfortunately for you they're pre-seasoned...

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