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Old 04-11-2017, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackmannii View Post
I suspect the real motivation behind the "New Orleans experience" at the restaurant described in the OP is the owners' desire to save money by not having to shell the seafood and not needing to stock utensils. (Pity the cleanup crew that has to swab down the tables and floors).
Saving money on utensils is probably not the case. The way you generally eat at a crawfish boil is with your hands, whether at a restaurant or in your backyard. You could use utensils, but it would be odd in the same way that eating NY pizza with a fork and knife is odd.

Typically the tables have some type of disposable covering, like newspaper, to help with cleanup.