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Crawfish still available?

Greetings to everyone on this board! A big thank you for your great postings. My wife and I are visiting this coming weekend and have a great lined up, mostly based on your posts (our line up is below). I'll be sure to provide a summary after we get back.

A question for the group - is crawfish still available since it's a little late in the season. If so, where could we get some?

Trip plan - Arriving Saturday and leaving Tuesday -

Sat -
Lunch @ Cochon Butcher
Dinner @ Feast
Late night snack @ Open

Sun -
Breakfast @ Stanley's
Lunch @ OPEN but thinking about French Market/Central Grocery
Dinner @ Le Foret

Mon -
Breakfast @ OPEN
Lunch @ Commander's Palace
Afternoon snack @ Parasol's, Mahony's, & Domilise's - Yes, we'll probably eat at all 3
Dinner @ Open - Uptown somewhere, hoping for crawfish

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  1. Yes. Not late in the season. Got a late start. Some say hasnt yet peaked. All the ones Ive been seeing (quite a bit) over the past few weeks are still on the small side and soft shells.

    1. Not a fan of Stanley for breakfast. Would substitute EAT for breakfast on Sunday and Roux on Orleans (Orleans between Bourbon and Royal in the Bourbon Orleans Hotel) for Monday.

      Dining in: The Galley in Metairie;
      Take out: Schaeffer & Rusich, in Bucktown; or Big Fisherman on Magazine St.

      Eat Restaurant
      900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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      1. re: TaTee

        high drink prices aside, i have to weigh in on enjoying Stanley's for breakfast more so than Eat. i like their seafood w/ poached egg dishes, the breakfast poboy, the pancakes, and the housemade ice creams and malts.

      2. Also, Yo Mama's has crawfiish boils if you don't wish to leave the quarter. Call for times.

        1. Central Grocery is closed Sunday and Monday, so if you want one of those great muffs, you'd better go on Saturday.

          1. Apparently all the cooks & staff left Parasol's left when it was bought out and are now at Tracey's right up the block on Magazine. We stopped in for some snacks and drinks (no room left over for a poboy after lunch!) and the fries and fried okra were delicious and it is a great, giant space with lots of light and high ceilings. I would highly recommend checking it out !

            1. Here's some crawfish joints.


              Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.
              Yo Moma's Bar and Grill @ 727 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 1125.
              Franky and Johnny's @ 321 Arabella Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 899 - 9146.
              Charlie's Seafood @ 8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, LA. 504 - 737 - 3700..

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                1. re: ohbilly

                  One other FQ spot: Rouse's Grocery Store on Royal St.

                  1. re: TaTee

                    K-jeans on Carrollton has select (large) crawfish. Absolutely worth the extra $.50 or so per #. Nicely spiced as well.

              1. I will assume you are coming in for Jazz Fest this weekend, so here are some crawfish places near the Fest. K-Jeans on Carrollton & Bienville is on the streetcar line to City Park. I have been there 4-5 time this season and their crawfish are a good size with a back end spicy kick. very tasty. Another option is Broadview Seafood on Broad near Esplanade. Haven't been there this year but they tend to be citrus-y and a bit smaller.

                As for breakfast, I urge you to consider Dante Cafe at riverbend. You can take the St. Charles streetcar there and it beats Eat and Stanley easily. Another option is Elizabeth's in the Bywater, lots of food and very tasty but you will need a car or a cab.

                Have fun!

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                1. re: sirvelvet

                  Yes, it is this weekend that we are coming in. We booked our trip not knowing it was Jazz Fest and actually not going. Flights were cheap, so we jumped at the chance.

                  We're staying near the Convention Center and will not have a car. Your suggestions are very helpful! Thanks.