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.

9 Responses to “Craving The Boiling Crab”

  1. Trrishy February 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Mmm I ❀ BC! Eams and I was just there last Friday! We always share the Dungeness crab in regular garlic butter sauce, and I'm the appointed one who gets all the meat out like an old Lola!

    • cravensavor February 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

      I think I gave her the idea πŸ™‚ You’re the officially designated crab cracker!? Lol, I need to go to dinner with you, you can be my Lola any day!

  2. jonathanochart February 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    I’d kill for some of that crab right about now! I’m tired of eating imitation crab in my salads…haha. Thanks for sharing!

    – Jonathan

    • cravensavor February 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

      I eat imitation crab in my salads all the time! Nothing beats the real thing πŸ™‚ Nice to hear from you Jonathan! xoxo

      • jonathanochart February 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

        You’re so right! Imitation crab has a nice little taste but just the fact that it has the word “imitation” in it’s name is disgruntling…haha thanks for the comment on my blog (; Who knows, pumpkin pie macarons might be the perfect ending to a crab-based meal (;

  3. tuesdayswithrachel February 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    mm mm mmmm πŸ™‚

  4. missgiven February 13, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    Oh Yeah!

  5. Cat in my Bag February 13, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Sounds so interesting and super tasty! I’ll bet it’s worth the hour and a half long wait! xo

    • cravensavor February 13, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      Yes, and it’s almost as fun eating there as it is tasty πŸ™‚ You almost feel like a kid at the playground eating with no plates and optional silverware. It’s fantastic!

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