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Aug 18, 2010 10:18 PM

Manhattan restaurants serving crawfish?

I'll be swinging through the city in early September and was hoping to feast on these little buggers. Any suggestions?

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  1. Fresh or frozen? A boil or is it OK if it's something else? I thought the season peaked in spring (May or so), because that's when the few NYC restaurants that DO serve them have their crawfish festivals. I'm afraid that September might be too late in the season...

    In 2009, places to get crawfish in May:

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    1. re: kathryn

      Fresh would be preferable and doesn't need to be a boil. Thanks for the link. Looks like Sept might be iffy.

      1. re: vegas dreams

        Crawfish season typically ends in June, stretching into July but I won't do them after June.

    2. sometimes acme on great jones has them

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      1. re: thew

        Aquavit is having a crawfish festival right now, btw.

        1. re: MMRuth

          Depending on what the OP is looking for that may work. IKEA is also doing them around the country. So depending on how he is looking for them prepared is key. The ones now are done the Swedish way as opposed to in the spring when they are boiled the cajun way.

        2. Mara's Homemade has them. I think* they do a steamer type deal. I know they definitely do them in other Creole dishes. They also have relativelt cheap pints of Abita beer and an awesome bourbon pie- I highly recommend it!

          Mara's Homemade
          342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: daisy326

            If you look at Mara's website it says the crawfish boil is not available today, I would imagine that "today" means during the time they are out of season. THe tails that are used in dishes are frozen, already peeled crawfish.

            1. re: daisy326

              I've had them there before, very good (but they were in season). However, I would call their pints of Abita anything but cheap.

              1. re: laughlynne

                I didn't think $20 was too bad- but maybe that's because one was enough to do the trick. I haven't found pitchers of the stuff anywhere for less- have you?

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