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Me and my buddy are putting on a crawfish/low country boil combo for 30 people this Saturday. None of us are louisiana natives and as I said this is as much a low country boil as a crawfish boil, so what would be a good rule of thumb for purchasing?
Years previous we have gotten them at the Dekalb Farmer's Market but wanted to have some other places to compare against, and to have backup options in any case. Any recommendations for Atlanta area live crawfish spots? Preferably ITP or not far from it.
I've done crawfish boils the past two years but they've been well into the season, so I never had to question whether the Dekalb Farmer's Market would have them or not.
However, I'm trying to plan one for a month from now and I'm not sure when crawfish will be available here in Georgia (Metro Atlanta). Asked the guy in the seafood section last time I was there, but a language gap kind of prevented me from getting anything more definitive than "probably March".
So those who have done this for longer than I have, when/where can I get crawfish? If I'm doing a boil on Mar 3rd, where can I count on picking some up?
Only doing like 20 people's worth.
This post was edited on 3/3 at 1:57 pm