Apr 22, 2024 - Food and Drink

🦞 Pinch da tails

A pile of boiled crawfish, lemons, potatoes and garlic are ready to eat on a tray

When the craving for boiled crawfish strikes, you may not always have a backyard boil on the schedule. That's where New Orleans restaurants come in. Photo: Chelsea Brasted/Axios

Crawfish season is still in full effect.

The big picture: Last year's high temps and dry weather have had prices much higher than usual this year.

  • But they've been trending down for weeks, according to WWL, so now's the time to get a tray full of mudbugs while you can.

Zoom in: It's cheaper to boil your own, but leaving the work (and the mess) to the experts certainly has its appeal.

  • Grocery stores often have their own boils on weekends, as proven by our own recent stops at New Orleans-area Winn-Dixie and Rouses locations.
  • But when you want to sit with a beer or bring the family for lunch, we've got options for that, too.

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