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Who’s your crawdaddy?

If you’ve never had the singular pleasure of diving face first into a bucket of boiled crawfish, head to Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop in Ditmas Park on June 4 when the tavern hosts its second annual boil.

At co-owner Justin Israelson’s party, three pounds of the crustaceans will be cooked in a secret family spice blend (seriously, it’s a secret. We tried!) and served in a bucket boiled with garlic, oranges, potatoes, andouille sausage and corn with a pint of NOLA’s own Abita beer.

“They’re very sweet, but the spices give them a big kick,” said Israelson, a Texan. “They’re like little mini lobsters.”

The event was so popular last year that shell-shocked partiers spilled onto the road, necessitating this year’s twin tasting times. But still, you better get your tickets soon if you want to chow down on some crawdads.

Crawfish Boil at Sycamore [1118 Cortelyou Rd. at Westminster Road in Ditmas Park, (347) 240-5850], June 4 at 2 and 5 pm. Tickets $25. For info, visit

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