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Old 04-16-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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I love crawfish, but I've never been able to have any in Minnesota. I remember eating at a sushi bar in Eden Prairie and I got to try octopus!
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I think trying to find crawfish in Minnesota is like trying to find lutefisk in Louisiana - an exercise in futility.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: An overgrown 350K person suburb of Saint Paul
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I agree that you have to search and know where to go but do consider the average Twin Cities consumer. It's shocking to me what my neighbors consider ethnic food.
You don't "search" for places on University ave, Lake Street or to a lesser extent, Concort ave inasmuch as "stumbling" onto them. The better Mex joints though are on the West Side of STP though, so I disagree. Boca Chica FTW.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I think the best method will be wait till the water in the lakes warm up a bit...fill a cooler with a good 6-pack (Of a summit variety) go turn over some rocks and find em & boil em. I was at the cabin last year picking up some rocks and was scared as hell when i saw one...first time in a while. In my yahoo searches i found and intersting Star Trib article & video from '08

Crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs? | StarTribune.com
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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nothing huh? wish i could have made it to the 2009 crawfish boil - missing them, esp La cajun style

Minneapolis Crawfish Boil 2009
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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I think trying to find crawfish in Minnesota is like trying to find lutefisk in Louisiana - an exercise in futility.
I've occasionally seen them at Cub Foods in with the fresh fish.

And as another poster said, there's always flipping up rocks in the river. When I was a kid we did this in the Cannon River in downtown Northfield, then sold them to a local bait shop for something like ten or fifteen cents apiece.

Of course, both methods involve preparation!
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Victory Neighborhood Minneapolis
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I remember some crawfish boils in South Dakota when I was young. Here in Mpls, try these places:
Restaurant: Welcome to Sea Salt Eatery (believe they have a crawfish po boy offering)
Markets: * | Coastal Seafoods and Lund's & Byerly's I think also carry them.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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I'm saddened to say you've moved to the wrong area for diversity of food. When Chipotle is considered going out for Mexican or LeeAnn Chin for Chinese, you know you are in the Twin Cities.

You are so out of touch with what the Twin Cities has to offer for ethnic food. There are TONS of places here that are authentic with excellent food. Those places are the best! Probably have to venture to the inner parts of Minneapolis / St Paul to find them. Won't find them out in Eden Prairie etc.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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go to floyds in victoria mn....wed evenings!!!yum
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm saddened to say you've moved to the wrong area for diversity of food. When Chipotle is considered going out for Mexican or LeeAnn Chin for Chinese, you know you are in the Twin Cities.
I didnt realize how bland and lacking food diversity we were until I moved away. STill not a bad place...its improving.
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