Last time I went someplace for boiled crawfish up here they were $10 a pound for bad crawfish, that was probably 8 years ago.
I would rather pay to have three sacks flown up and have a proper crawfish boil as opposed to going to a restaurant or bar to eat crawfish.
There is an LSU alumni group in the NYC area that has a large boil up here but I haven’t been to that in years.
I used to go to Chicago to boil crawfish at a New Orleans themed restaurant and they would charge like 25 bucks for all you could eat. First year we did 1000 pounds then it jumped to 3000 pounds the next year, we did that for 5 years.
What people don’t realize is that a crawfish boil is a party, you don’t go to a bar or restaurant for a crawfish boil, you go there to eat boiled crawfish. A crawfish boil is hanging out at someone’s house, drinking and helping out getting the prep for the crawfish ready and socializing. I’d rather do that than go out for them, because it just isn’t the same.
And being from New Orleans, it pains me that I actually have to plan a crawfish boil, as opposed to just looking what the weather will be like on a Saturday and deciding two days prior to boil, calling some friends and knowing they will be there. Can’t do that up here, well I could but no guarantees that anyone would be free to show up