Festival Season Continues At Deanie's Pinch A Palooza

METAIRIE, LA – Deanie’s Seafood’s 6th annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest will serve up more than 2,500 lbs. of boiled “Wild Louisiana Crawfish” and a full day of free entertainment and activities from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Bucktown.

         Deanie’s annual crawfish season outdoor, rain or shine, festival, held at 1713 Lake Ave., will feature six bands including Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Vince Vance & The Valiants, New Orleans Karma and Louisiana Cajun Folk band Chansons et Soûlards, an art market, Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Romeo & The 9th Ward Hunters, the 610 Stompers, crawfish races and and activities for children.

         There will also be more than 2,500 lbs. of fresh boiled crawfish and other specialties, such as Crawfish Nachos, Crawfish tails and Etouffee.

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         The Crawfish Eating Contest heats take place at 12:00 p.m. and 1:40 p.m., with a title round scheduled for 3:40 p.m.

         In addition to Deanie’s favorite Crawfish specialties, the The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts' (NOCCA) Institute's Boxcar food truck (@BoxcarNOLA) will be on site and feature garden-inspired offerings made with seasonal produce from their Press Street Gardens.

         Proceeds from food truck sales at Pinch A Palooza will support the Institute and NOCCA programs. The Boxcar food truck gives NOCCA's Culinary Arts students the opportunity to get first-hand experience in the real-world restaurant industry.

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