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vant27 Mar 1, 2012 08:51 AM

Any one know of places to buy boiled crawfish by the pound (take home). I saw an ad for crawfish at Fiesta last night on TV. Any reviews? How often to they have them?

Alicia

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  1. popvulture RE: vant27 Mar 1, 2012 11:29 AM

    Well, crawfish season starts right about now, so you should see some boils happening at various restaurants around town. I'd call places like Evangeline, Shoal Creek, and The Original Po Boy and Gumbo Shop trailer (on S.Congress) and ask if they're having any in the near future. It's not a regular menu item at most places, more of an occasional event. I'm sure if a place has a boil, they'd probably sell you some takeout.

    Also, though I've never been, there's Hot Boiled, the Vietnamese crawfish place. I don't really know anything about it, so I can't vouch. I've always wanted to check it out, though.

    Aaaaaaand this might sound annoying when you just want takeout, but being from the Mississippi/Louisiana region, I've gotta say that your best bet is to cook them yourself. You'll probably save a lot of money, and all you really need is a burner, propane, a big pot and some Zatarain's crawfish boil. Boil crawfish in your garage, drink beer, be happy. Plus, you can use the same setup to fry a turkey :)

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      popvulture RE: popvulture Mar 1, 2012 11:30 AM

      And regarding Fiesta, that's probably a great place to buy crawfish on the cheap. I'd also check out Quality Seafood.

    2. rudeboy RE: vant27 Mar 1, 2012 07:29 PM

      I saw cooked, cold crawfish at HEB for $2.99 per pound. They were smallish......

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