Thanks for the post Cowgirl! I am new to this site and smoking in general. Although this was posted almost 5 years ago, it teaches on! It reminds my when we first moved to New Orleans, in 1999. We one of the first nights we were there we went to the City Grill in Mid Town.. I ordered New Orleans BBQ'd shrimp....when they brought it out May two young men (10 & 11) were shocked, my bowl was full of head on shrimp in what looked liked dirty water, with antenna hanging over the side...I must have looked a little shocked too 'cause the waitress asked if would rather have something else. I said, no, mostly because I wanted to encourage my sons to try new things...man am I glad I kept the plate...one of my altimeter favorite dishes. We ended up moving to Madisonville on the Northshore of Lake Pontchatrain. We lived in a community on the riiver just nort of the lake and ther was a comity seafood boil going almost every day near the pool and in no time our boys where often feeding themselves ans others as the community boys would catch crabs and fish for the boil...it was a great 3 years,..now here in VA I can't find head on shrimp... After reading your post...I'll be looking again!