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Old 05-16-2018, 05:16 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Do any of you do your own crawfish boils? We are able to get 30# +/- sacks of crawfish locally during season. The Restaurant Depot gets them in every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning during season. Once Easter is over, the price drops a dollar or more per pound. We always make sure to pick some tails for other dishes. We make pizza with them which is really tasty.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We very rarely entertain large groups, so I don't do my own, but I attend several throughout the Spring. Always a good time.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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The last sack I got (a couple weeks ago) was 35# and after we ate (just me and my wife) some and my wife took some over to our daughter and granddaughters, I ended up with 1-1/2 pounds of picked tail meat. Our granddaughters are 1/2 Cajun.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I miss crawfish boils. Always had one every year about this time when I lived in Arkansas. Crawfish, shrimp, corn on the cob, baby potatoes, and beer. Always 50 or so friends and a really good time standing around large tables eating. People here never heard of them.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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I miss crawfish boils. Always had one every year about this time when I lived in Arkansas. Crawfish, shrimp, corn on the cob, baby potatoes, and beer. Always 50 or so friends and a really good time standing around large tables eating. People here never heard of them.
Until I discovered that the local Restaurant Depot carried them last year, I ordered them from Sal's Riverside Seafood in Kenner, LA. Depending on the price of the crawfish, it usually cost me $200.00 + for a 40# sack. They shipped them over night Airport to airport. I only did this once or twice during the season and I disliked the fact that they were pond raised and there were a couple pounds of dead. The ones I get now are called "River" or "Wild Caught". Even though there are pond raised still available after these are done for the season, RD will not carry the pond raised.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Right now, there is one pretty much weekly in my local area. There is a local outfit that makes a run to Louisiana every week and brings back live seafood. They boiled last weekend. A local BBQ place is hosting a boil Saturday evening.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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Right now, there is one pretty much weekly in my local area. There is a local outfit that makes a run to Louisiana every week and brings back live seafood. They boiled last weekend. A local BBQ place is hosting a boil Saturday evening.
There is one place locally that offers crawfish that they cook on premise, but it is expensive. I've only been to one boil that I haven't done myself. I will never buy seafood again and let someone who has no clue ruin it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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There is one place locally that offers crawfish that they cook on premise, but it is expensive.
Not sure about price where you are, but I'm in Suburban Houston, and I would say the going rate for cooked crawfish here is about $5.99 lb, maybe $4.99 if you're lucky.

I went to grad school in New Orleans in the 90s and there was a place called Jaeger's on the Lake and on Wednesdays, they charged $.99 per pound. We used to go out there and for under $10 total, stuff ourselves like ticks with about 4-5 lbs each and a few beers. I think the original place got destroyed in Katrina.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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I only went to one years ago when my now Son in Law graduated from Tulane..it was in May, so I guess it was Crawdad season.

I really don't have any experiences to compare but the one, but I remember they were quite delicious..

I think the guys prepping the boil were calling them 'mud puppies?'

My Son in law is now a Journalist at the WSJ and lives in NYC, so no more crayfish boils.

Since he and 6 of his co-workers shared the Pulitzer Prize back in 2015, he has become more of an insufferable snob than he was before.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I only went to one years ago when my now Son in Law graduated from Tulane..it was in May, so I guess it Crawdad season.

I really don't have any experiences to compare but the one, but I remember they were quite delicious..

I think the guys prepping the boil were calling them 'mud puppies?'

My Son in law is now a Journalist at the WSJ and lives in NYC, so no more crayfish boils.

Since he and 6 of his co-workers shared the Pulitzer Prize back in 2015, he has become more of an insufferable snob than he was before.
I've heard them called mud bugs. We call Florida/Caribbean lobster just plain "Bugs". Don't really have nick names for the other 3 species of lobster we have locally.
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