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Crawfish in Denver?

Awal May 5, 2009 04:33 PM

Anyone aware of any crawfish boils being served in Denver. I saw that Pappadeaux down in the Tech Center does something that they call a "crawfish boil". I'm not fundamentally opposed to chains, since they may be my only option here, but I would appreciate it if someone had first- or second-hand knowledge.


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    RobynS RE: Awal May 5, 2009 07:14 PM

    I went to Pappadeaux's for their crawfish boil last week. It is only on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for a couple more weeks and while they were small they were good. My mom in Houston says they've been small this year there as well so I'm not blaming Pappadeaux for that.

    1. stepho RE: Awal Jun 8, 2009 12:04 PM

      I've seen people eating huge bowls of crawfish with corn and potatos at Max's Gill and Grill in Washington Park (www.maxgillandgrill.com). I don't if it's something that's only offered on certain days.

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        tatamagouche RE: stepho Jun 8, 2009 09:16 PM

        I hear such mixed things about that place. Can anyone shed some light on it?

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          stepho RE: tatamagouche Jun 9, 2009 07:55 AM

          Mixed things about Max's? We live close to the restaurant and It's our go to place when we just want something good and not too expensive in a casual atmosphere. We love it and I'm pretty picky when it comes to restaurants.

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            tatamagouche RE: stepho Jun 10, 2009 02:58 PM

            Good to know; thanks.

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              southdenverhoo RE: tatamagouche Apr 6, 2010 03:38 PM

              for the OP's crawfish question, I'd recommend calling at 303-722-7456 (per their website) to make sure they're available. Like stepho, we don't live far away and go in occasionally--say once a month, so at least WE must like it-- for a casual weekend lunch at the bar, and the last time we did so I believe I saw a flyer for the crawfish thing and I have a vague memory of it being one or two days a week only; also that they asked you to call in advance so as to help the chef accurately order.

              Just went to the website looking for specifics and couldn't find anything but their regular and brunch menus, so--call first. (PS, that's the first time I've been even a little annoyed with them--why wouldn't info about a seasonal special be on the website? (Apologies in advance if it IS there and I'm too stupid to find it)

      2. kscant RE: Awal Mar 31, 2010 10:51 AM

        Nono's Cafe over in Highlands Ranch...off County Line and Santa Fe does a crawfish boil every Saturday thru May. I know that it is by reservation only and a party up to 20 if I recall.
        Haven't taken this in myself but is my fav Cajun restaurant in town.

        Nono's Cafe
        3005 W County Line Rd, Littleton, CO 80129

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          ClaireWalter RE: kscant Mar 31, 2010 03:45 PM

          Gumbo's Louisiana Cafe at 16th and Blake has various crawfish appetizers and entrees -- etouffe plus in several kinds of cause, several in combination with shrimp. Dinner menu is at http://www.gumbosdenver.com/resources....

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            ToddBradley RE: ClaireWalter Apr 3, 2010 06:58 PM

            I had the crawfish etouffee at Gumbo's for lunch yesterday, and it kicked ass. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Bayou Bob's has a season crawfish boil, too. That's my all around favorite cajun/creole place.

            Bayou Bob's
            1635 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

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            e_bone RE: kscant May 7, 2010 05:58 PM

            FINALLY made it to NoNo's for the first time yesterday- albeit only for lunch. What an awesome place! I had a cup of red beans and rice to start and blackened catfish salad. The "Cajun Island" dressing is awesome. I can't wait to go back- highly recommend after one sitting.

          3. tatamagouche RE: Awal Apr 14, 2010 07:11 AM

            Just realized this thread was a year old. But FWIW, looks like Highland Pacific is doing one on 4/16.


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              liveloveat34 RE: tatamagouche May 10, 2010 02:52 PM

              I actually just went to Highland Pacific this past saturday and they had a crawfish boil. It was $30 for 3lb platter with crawfish, andouille sausage and corn or $15 for a 1.5 lb platter. I thought it was pretty good if not a bit overpriced, very spicy but i love spice.... I really want to check out Red Claw though!

            2. tatamagouche RE: Awal May 8, 2010 05:55 AM

              Vietnamese-Cajun place just opened up on Federal called Red Claw that specializes in crawfish. (This Viet-Cajun thing is popping up all over the country, BTW—Vegas, Boston...)

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                e_bone RE: tatamagouche May 8, 2010 01:01 PM

                I can see it now.. The Rajun Asian Cajun!

                Blackened Frog Legs with Bun Tom Etoufee.

                I like that name, BTW- Red Claw... I think I still have a couple of those comic books.

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                  ToddBradley RE: tatamagouche May 9, 2010 10:18 AM

                  Here's an article from the Boston Globe describing some of the "Viet-Cajun" dishes that have appeared:


                  Personally, I think crawfish fried rice sounds delightful.

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                  Stumbleweed RE: Awal May 11, 2010 09:12 AM

                  Viet's at Federal/Alameda in the Far East Center has crawfish specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and they were maybe the best crawfish I've had. The only thing that can top the original Louisiana-style crawfish boil is a Vietnamese- style one loaded with fragrant lemongrass, chile paste, and ginger. $3.95/lb also I think, totally ridiculous.

                  Viet's Restaurant
                  333 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

                  Far East Restaurant
                  1530 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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                    ClaireWalter RE: Awal May 21, 2010 10:08 AM

                    If anyone is still lusting after crawfish, Casselman's is doing a crawfish boil tomorrow, 5/22. See http://www.bayouboyscajuncooking.com/

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