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Crawfish in May

ScoobieSnack Feb 16, 2012 06:23 AM

Hello All,

I will be coming down to NO for a conference in early May. I was wondering if that is Crawfish season. If so, where are some places to get some ?


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    roro1831 RE: ScoobieSnack Feb 16, 2012 10:52 AM

    Yes it is, season is typically from Jan to July, but they are best from april to may. Are you looking for someplace thatyou can order them and sit down and eat, or would you be looking for someplace to buy some to bring elsewhere to eat

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      ScoobieSnack RE: roro1831 Feb 17, 2012 05:11 AM

      Would be looking to sit and eat and have a few beers. I have had them at the French Market, but wonderng where else.

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        roro1831 RE: ScoobieSnack Feb 17, 2012 05:49 AM

        Cooter Brown's, Frankie and Johnnie's, Deanie's, i'm sure there will be other places by then that are doing boiling on a rgular basis by May

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          hungry_fox RE: roro1831 Apr 2, 2012 06:22 PM

          Maybe we got a bad batch or something but we got Crawfish at Deanie's last june and it really tasted and smelled off. Oddly enough though, while we didn't get to try them, the crawfish at Daisy Dukes looked and smelled amazing,

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      Littleman RE: ScoobieSnack Feb 16, 2012 11:41 AM

      Lucy's on Tchoupitoulas has crawfish on Friday's at 4 PM. Ernst Cafe on S Peters usually has crawfish too.

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        JazzyB RE: ScoobieSnack Feb 16, 2012 01:09 PM

        IMO, K-Jeans on Carrollton (3 doors down from Brocato, on the corner) are very good. Takeout only. Pay the extra $ for "select". Peak season is usually Jazz Fest.

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          hazelhurst RE: ScoobieSnack Feb 18, 2012 12:45 PM

          I just spoke yesterday with my Ace Source (his brother is a rice/crawfish farmer in basile) and was told that it should be a "decent" year but nothing remarkable. the stuff he is seeing around Lafayette is small right now. But by May you ought be be OK, depending on how hot it gets and how soon. Usually the season ends in late May/early June

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