By the Numbers: The Annual NYC Crawfish Boil

On May 16, get ready to pick and suck at some straight-from-NOLA critters -- and wash it all down with a Hurricane -- at the city's largest crawfish fest.

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    Crawfish and beer: A match made in heaven.

    Crawfish Boil Master Chris Bicknell talked to Serious Eats about this annual event, set to take place in Stuyvesant Cove Park on May 16.

    • Pounds of crawfish being shipped straight from New Orleans for the boil: 920
    • Number of tickets available for this year's Boil: 200 (so get yours fast)
    • Size of the pots on site at the event: 100 quarts
    • Essential ingredients for a boil: 8 (spiced crawfish, potatoes, corn on the cob, onions, garlic, lemons, mushrooms, sausage)
    • What attending the Boil will cost you: $60 includes four crawfish pours with all the fixings, plus unlimited beer and New Orleans Hurricanes
    • Number of crawfish boils Bicknell's thrown, roughly: 100
    • Years since he left Louisiana for NYC: 20

    Details
    Saturday 5/16, 4-8PM solarONE, on the water
    Stuyvesant Cove Park, 2420 FDR Drive Service Road East at 22nd Street
    http://www.crawfishny.org

    For more info, plus Bicknell's ideas on crawfish racing (slow) and who makes the best pizza in the city, head to Serious Eats.