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Apr 5, 2011 12:06 PM

Captain Sid's in Metarie

We've ordered boil spice from Captain Sid's in Metairie for the last 15 years. They've always been a bit flaky, but now they're not answering the phone at all.

Is Captain Sid's still in business? Any quirkiness of their hours I need to know about?

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  1. I just bought 10 pounds of crawfish from them a couple weeks ago and the place was alive and kicking

    they're open till 6pm - they might be closed on Mondays

    1. Finally got in touch with them & made my order. Best crawfish seasoning I've ever had. Worth the hassle to ship to Austin.

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      1. re: ra0001

        A friend of mine introduced me to Sid about 20 years ago. Sid told me he put his seasoning on everything, meat to eggs to cereal. I thought it a little extreme, but Sid gave me (he had not yet began selling it commercially yet) about 5 lbs.

        I now use this in my eggs, on noodles, any type of meat and it works quite well for blackening, just remember the blackening is a method, not a color.

        I don't visit NOLA without picking up some seasoning. Had cabbie stop there on the way from the airport last week just to pick up 15 lbs, which I shipped home.

        However, this is the first time the salt was not pulverized, but that isn't a problem