Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wham Bam Thank You Clam

I am, sadly, allergic to clams, but this is the big seafood vendor in the area and they're the place to go for fish, mollusks etc... let's call them Wham Bam Thank You Clam. They recently received a shipment of softshell crab, and were selling sandwiches cheap. It was tasty, hot, crunchy, salty, definitely 'oceany', although part of me has trouble with the idea of eating an entire crab, swimming fins, protective coverings, juicy organs and all, especially knowing they were in such a vulnerable state when they were harvested... still, add some tartar, lettuce, tomato and soft bun, and they make quite the dramatic lunch item.

Shmoop de Ville

A summer standby, mostly because we know the bartenders and they let us bring our little poodle in. I love a pet friendly eating establishment! This is what we always have there, although they aren't always good... the buffalo wings. On this occasion though, they were good: big, drippy, hot, spicy but not too spicy, just the way I like 'em.

What a good espresso martini looks like...

In case anyone was wondering... this is a Frescas espresso martini, practically black with a nice sweet foamy head. The way they are meant to be. Sigh...


Malarkys is the best. It serves food when everyone else is closed. The food is generally consistent, tasty, and reasonably priced. That means a lot. So, I'm a fan.
Here's a photo of their coconut shrimp, which is served with a sweet/spicy/fruity sauce. I like 'em.

That is one pathetic espresso martini, however. Sorry.