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July Crawfish

highbay Jul 1, 2013 01:17 PM

I'll be in New Orleans July 17/21. Are fresh crawfish available then and, if so, where can I get some?

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    roro1831 RE: highbay Jul 1, 2013 02:08 PM

    Nope the season is over.

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      Hungry Celeste RE: highbay Jul 1, 2013 02:19 PM

      Common wisdom says no, the season is over. BUT, the reality on the ground is different this year. A very cool, extended spring means that pond crawfish are still soft right now. It's crazy.

      But I got multiple firsthand reports of easy to peel, non-fingernail-breaking crawfish this weekend...boiling places in Houma/Thib do still have edible boiled crawfish, so you might call Sal's Seafood or a similar, non tourist oriented place and see what you can find.

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        collardman RE: Hungry Celeste Jul 2, 2013 10:06 AM

        Still serving them in front of Rouses and at the good local seafood stores

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