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OK - Crawfish!

A check at Fiesta yesterday revealed that there are no live crawfish at this time. I know its early, but I'm anxious to try out my knew boil and I'd like smaller crawfish for that. Let's report here any first sightings.

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  1. I know Stuffed was doing a crawfish boil last weekend.

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    1. re: amysuehere

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      amy - my reply to you was just to get this message as high as possible.

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    2. I heard on the (Houston) news this weekend that it's been so cold that the supply is pretty low. The news also said they are currently averaging about $8/lb. Yikes. Hope the prices go down before our annual crawfish boil in April.

      I wonder what they charged last weekend at Stuffed. Can't imagine there would be many takers for that price.

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      1. re: Sweet_Cheeks

        the emailed newsletter mentioned the wacky weather was affecting our tasty friends.

        i think they were in that price range.

      2. has anyone here been to N'awlins cafe on spicewood springs?

          1. re: girloftheworld

            Does that mean they do have live crawfish? How much $?

            1. re: rudeboy

              yes they do- I dont know how much per pound because i wasnt paying... he isnt selling live sacks right know because he was pulling about30% dead and he can control that when he boils himself so untill he is getting beter stock in . They start boiling at noon.

              1. re: girloftheworld

                Oh, so they have a boil, too, plus sell "live" crawfish?

                1. re: rudeboy

                  yes ... they also rent the equipment if you want to do it yourself..

          2. As a Connecticut Yankee who invested 9 years in Texas, didn't we call them crawdads?

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            1. re: Veggo

              Maybe in north Texas. I've heard this in the panhandle and in the Texarkana area. For some reason, people are more apt to use the word crawdad when the things are just crawling around in some drainage ditch. Anywhere from SE texas to Austin, at least, they're crawfish. Unless you are sqwertz, and then they are crayfish ;-)

              1. re: rudeboy

                Crawdaddies for me, but family is from LA.

                1. re: amysuehere

                  Los Angeles? That figures. Where in Louisiana? Shreveport?

                  1. re: rudeboy

                    I'm stopping by Stuffed today for lunch. I'll see what I can find out.

                    Los Angeles?! Nope. Never even visited. LA as in Louisiana.

                    My grandmother and mom are from New Orleans Proper, the rest of the family is mostly from Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Metairie. Aunt's house was washed to the foundation when the levee broke.

                    We used to love to play dress-up in mom's Mardi Gras ball outfits.

                2. re: rudeboy

                  They were referred to as crawdads in southern indiana.