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Review of Hot N Juicy Crawfish

agarnett100 Jan 31, 2011 05:13 AM

I stop by Hot N Juicy Crawfish on Sunday to catch the second half of the Celtics and Lakers game. The staff was very friendly and polite they took time to explain the menu and the levels of spice and various sauces. They were out of Maryland Blue Crab, and dungeness crab. So I order a 1lb of Louisiana crawfish and an order of etoufeee. The etoufee was a sizable portion which was a nice surprise however it lacked any kinda of deep flavor it was mostly just spicy. The crawfish I could tell had been previously frozen and the seasoning was similar to the etoufee spicy but no real flavor. They offer both import at $4.50 and domestic $3.50 beer which is a bargin concerning it was not Happy Hour. The restaurant has several flat screen TV's so its not a bad spot to grab a beer the food is just okay nothing to write home about.

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    KeithW Jan 31, 2011 05:49 PM

    Sorry to hear it's not so great but thanks for the review. I'll probably end up there anyway at some point due to the location and the crabs.

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    1. re: KeithW
      agarnett100 Feb 1, 2011 11:39 AM

      It wasn't a total loss the Celtics won and the beer was cold it a different experience just don't expect fresh seafood. I would also call head to make sure they have crab due to the season.

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      justaddwater Feb 2, 2011 02:50 PM

      Crawfish etouffee must be avoided ALWAYS. Invariably, frozen tails are used and they are rubbery, there is just no way around it. Shrimp etouffe is always a better choice. You can't freeze boiled crawfish any more than you can freeze a fresh egg. The crawfish you had were either not boiled properly or too old. You really need to eat crawfish freshly boiled. The key here would be to find out when they are boiling and arrive soon after they are ready. I can see how they are inconsistent in their quality, not having proper demand to boil daily or twice daily as would be needed to get a good product. Try the boils I mention in the creole thread or Acadiana when they do the happy hour thing, though the prices are about 3x what I would consider fair.

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