The price of crawfish in New Orleans will always be a topic of conversation. Conversations in New Orleans go like this:
“How’s ya momma and them?”
“I bought some crawfish at the corner. I got a good price.”
Boiled crawfish are going for $4.59 a pound in the Crescent City. If you want to learn how we got from 5 cents a pound to the current price, read Sam Irwin’s Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean.
Times-Picayune writer Todd A. Price filed a report with graphs, charts and bells and whistles. Read his story here:
By the way, the picture of the sign was taken on U.S. 71 near LeCompte.