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What I Ate: February 28, 2010 (Joe's Crab Shack)

Posted 28 February, 2010 at 11:45pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: After watching an excellent performance of Groovaloo at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, we headed over to Star Taqueria for some lengua tacos. Unfortunately, they weren't open (guess the the trailer is closed on Sundays), so we kept driving and saw a Joe's Crab Shack (600 East Riverside Drive, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 441-1010‎). We've only been to a Joe's Crab Shack once many years ago (at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco), so we decided to stop in at this one.

The place was almost completely deserted (so we thought it might be closed), but it was open and they seated us promptly at the table of our choosing.

I also had a side salad - the photo shows half of the salad (forgot to take the picture until after I ate the first half).
Joe's Crab Shack - Side House Salad

We split the King Crab (which comes with potatoes and an ear of corn) made Fire-Grilled style (with a smoky and spicy paste spread on after the crab legs are steamed). The crab was meaty and satisfying. The bottom of the steam bowl had some of their fire-grilled paste diluted in the steaming water which added a lot of flavor to the crab meat and corn when we dipped them in it.
Joe's Crab Shack - King Crab with Corn and Potatoes

We also ordered a pound of crawfish (just $7 per pound) because we just can't resist crawfish.
Joe's Crab Shack - Crawfish

After we were done, I ordered another pound of crawfish.

Then dessert - the Sea Turtle Sundae which had chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and candied nuts.
Joe's Crab Shack - Sea Turtle Sundae

Despite our earlier reservations when we arrived, we had a good time eating there. We'll have to come back and see if we consistently enjoy the experience.

Lunch: I ate the leftover half burrito and rice from Chuy's.
Leftover Chuy's Steak Burrito and Rice

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