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bigonion Mar 26, 2008 05:44 AM

anyone know where to get live crawfish in NYC? trying to do a Louisiana crawfish/shrimp boil. THANK!

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  1. MMRuth RE: bigonion Mar 26, 2008 05:45 AM

    I'd be interested too - though when I asked at Citarella about it a couple of weeks ago, they said that crayfish aren't in season right now.

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      bigonion RE: MMRuth Mar 26, 2008 06:48 AM

      They are definitely in season in the Gulf states. Companies down there are shipping them daily. I would just prefer to buy them in person.

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        MMRuth RE: bigonion Mar 26, 2008 04:59 PM

        For what it is worth, I was at The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market today and asked them for you, and they looked at me as if I had three heads, and seemed to have no idea what a crayfish was.

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          bigonion RE: MMRuth Apr 18, 2008 03:10 PM

          MMRuth - I found them! Wild Edibles was able to get me 15 pounds of live crawfish. We boild them up last weekend. Crawfish, head-on shrimp, corn, potatoes, it was great.

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            MMRuth RE: bigonion Apr 18, 2008 03:23 PM

            Great news - I can't remember what dish I wanted to make - I think something from Frank Stitt's Southern Table. How much notice did they need to get them for you? (Though I'm sure I won't need 15 pounds!)

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      Tex in the City RE: bigonion May 15, 2008 01:26 PM

      Mara's Homemade on 6th street in the city has a crawfish boil. I have not had it but have had many other things there and they were good.

      http://www.marashomemade.com/index.htm

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        riteus RE: Tex in the City May 27, 2008 01:06 AM

        Good call on Mara's. I've often walked by there and have looked in many a times. They claim to have crawfish boils and I'm interested in checking it out at some point.

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