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Craving The Boiling Crab

12 Feb

boiling crab

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Is food ever worth an hour and a half wait? It appears there is food that’s worth the wait. An example of this is any day on a weekend at Alhambra’s The Boiling Crab on Valley Blvd, where we seafood fanatics put our names on the long list and patiently wait for a table in a packed restaurant with the aroma of the freshly cooked seafood filling the air. If we’re lucky enough we can wait at the bar, where we can order a dozen oysters, fried calamari, and sweet potato fries among other small appetizers. When we finally get seated on a table lined with white waxy paper and nothing but a plastic napkin caddy full and ready to be utilized. Since we’ve already built our appetites, we ordered five pounds of food: one and a half pounds of king crab legs, one pound of crawfish, two pounds of clams, white rice, half a pound of shrimp, red potatoes, and 4 pieces of corn on the cob that come in the same bag as the shrimp. That’s right, the food comes in plastic bags and we can order different seasoning, but the best is the “whole shabang,” which is like a garlic butter cajun sauce thats made from mild to extra spicy, depending on our liking. Mild to medium is plenty spicy. Once the food starts coming, we are allowed to dig in and appease the crave of the crab, The Boiling Crab, and appeased our cravings were.