Crawfish Boils In D.C. Bring The Bayou To The Nation's Capital

04/04/2013 04:39 pm ET | Updated Apr 08, 2013

WASHINGTON -- To welcome summer Cajun-style, it's time to seek out an area crawfish boil.

If you've never had crawfish before, here's a brief how-to:

To host your own crawfish boil, the best place to get fresh fish is the Maine Avenue Fish Market; vendors there sell everything from straight-from-the-sea shrimp to fried catfish and steamed Maryland crabs.

Rather someone else do the dirty work? We've rounded up several area spots serving up a traditional Louisiana crawfish boil:

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