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2012-10-02 10:34:45 PM  

MrEricSir: 9Speed: MrEricSir: Linkster: MrEricSir: halB: I only eat sea food if I'm within 20 miles of an active port. And if I'm there, I sure as hell ain't eating at Red Lobster. When you've spent your whole life by the ocean, frozen just won't cut it.

This is why I always laugh at people eating "gourmet" food in Vegas. You're in the middle of a farking desert, the only fresh food around is cactus and creepy desert animals.

You obviously know nothing about the restaurant business.

You don't have to know anything about the restaurant business to know quality food.

True, but you obviously know nothing about modern transportation. They don't transport things by covered wagon anymore.

Transit takes time. Shorter distance = fresher food, which is why actual gourmet places source everything locally. Not only that, but food has to be grown specifically to be shipped -- that's why tasty tomatoes go bad in a day or two but those creepy tomatoes you buy at Safeway flown in from Mexico seem to last forever.

Anyone can pretend to be gourmet with white tablecloths and stuffy service, but at the end of the day the food is all that matters.


Produce that is shipped from Mexico or S America is picked far before it is ripe and then sprayed with enzymes to regulate off-the-plant ripening. Transportation of produce is a multi-step infrastructure heavy process. It takes time to pick the fruit, move it to processing/packing facilities, ship it to TX or CA, then transport it around the country. In addition, most produce goes bad if frozen unless it is processed specifically for the freezer sections of the grocery store. That's why it is far less tasty than locally-grown produce. Of course, that's also the reason why all kinds of fruits and veggies are available year round instead of just their respective seasons.

However, fishing is a different industry. Many species of commercially caught fish are frozen and stored on board while the fishing boat is out at sea, sometimes for weeks at a time. The extra few hours it takes to transport the frozen seafood to the Las Vegas via a reefer truck or by air has little impact on its quality. The bottlenecks in seafood transportation are the same whether the restaurant is on the coast or in the heartland (i.e. waiting for the boat to unload, etc)

Transportation does COST more, so on the coast you can get really fantastic seafood for 1/2 the price you can in the middle of the country. So in St Louis, a restaurant selling cheap seafood is going to be terrible compared to a similarly priced restaurant in Rhode Island.
 
2012-10-02 10:35:34 PM  
Red Lobster and Olive Garden fall into the same category as Chilis, Applebees, Subway, and several other places for me. I don't hate them, but I don't seek them out, either. They're tolerable for lunch at work when you can get a cheapo meal, or when I'm visiting the parents in small-town Texas and the options are 1-20 Mass chains and we feel like going to the Italian veneer one instead of the other veneer ones. It's not like we're fooled by the amazing quality of the meal. Olive Garden soup salad and breadsticks for like 7 bucks is great. Red Lobster, I've never found much on there I like, but my choice would be 'fish' and 'fish' at RL is 20$ a farking plate and I'm not paying that for what I could go to Sams and buy a bag of for less.

Anyone recommend a good seafood join in Dallas that's reasonably priced? I don't care if it's a dive or what, just good food. It's way far from a port so not sure, but it's Dallas.
 
2012-10-02 10:37:05 PM  

Thresher: This "sushi" experience happened to me too! I had some dried up old beef (at least I think it was beef) on some plain rice. And a coke. The farking bill for 6 of us was $500 and these asshats wanted to split it 6 ways. I don't often object, but that wasn't going to happen.


farking a, where the hell do you live? i live in a place where eggs benedict will run you near twenty bucks, but you can get sushi for two with miso soups and an app and a beer apiece for about fifty...
 
2012-10-02 10:38:10 PM  
I have been to Red Lobster once and I think that is enough for a lifetime. Went there once with my mother who looked at me oddly when I giggled as she ate fish tacos.

The food wasn't bad but not worth the cost.

As for 'that guy'...what kind of friends does he have who hears him say that he doesn't like seafood and they still drag him to Red Lobster? Though I was in that situation once, it was a vegetarian restaurant and I was asking the waiter if he could run to McDonalds for me.
 
2012-10-02 10:38:46 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.


That doesn't even include my wife's big allergy.

Corn.

That stuff is in almost everything processed. Between corn syrup/HFCS, corn starch and corn meal you'd be amazed at how much corn is in anything you'll get in a restaurant, especially a chain place.

Being allergic to corn basically means you have to cook all your food from scratch at home, or go to pretty upscale places that don't make their food out of pouches and frozen boxes in the kitchen.
 
2012-10-02 10:38:55 PM  
So I guess instead of "Red Lobster", they'll rename themselves "Just Another Restaurant"
 
2012-10-02 10:39:03 PM  
Red Lobster, it's not great, but it's food. I prefer Joe's Crab Shack over Red Lobster.

I miss being near the ocean (Ventura County) and getting fresh rock crab (similar to Dungeness, but less expensive and MUCH thicker shells). I bought a big pot and boiled many a crab for me and my girlfriend (now wife).

Austin may be a great place, but it's too far from the ocean to get fresh shellfish.
 
2012-10-02 10:39:10 PM  
Why would anyone go to a FISH diner...that is allergic to fish?
 
2012-10-02 10:39:23 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: When we went to the Hilltop Steakhouse, I'd order chicken.


That place went down faster than a feigning crack whore
 
2012-10-02 10:41:06 PM  

RexTalionis: Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.

I don't like cheese. I'm also lactose intolerant.


I'm veto'ing you from this thread.

/farking cheese hater
 
2012-10-02 10:41:45 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?


Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.
 
2012-10-02 10:42:00 PM  

Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.


I love cheese, but I'm allergic to seafood. Basically I'll be vomiting for the next 48 hours if I have seafood that's not fried (For some reason I can eat small amounts of fried seafood).

/my bicycle commute in NYC used to take me right past Fulton Market.
 
2012-10-02 10:44:38 PM  
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2012-10-02 10:47:08 PM  

splorp!: Red Lobster, it's not great, but it's food. I prefer Joe's Crab Shack over Red Lobster.

I miss being near the ocean (Ventura County) and getting fresh rock crab (similar to Dungeness, but less expensive and MUCH thicker shells). I bought a big pot and boiled many a crab for me and my girlfriend (now wife).

Austin may be a great place, but it's too far from the ocean to get fresh shellfish.


I think Joe's is an Austin thing. I live there too. The difference between dungeness and rock crab is not just thicker shells. Dungeness meat is much tastier, has better texture, and has much more meat for the size of the crab compared to rock crabs. They don't like the warm waters of Ventura county.
 
2012-10-02 10:47:36 PM  

bottsicus: TheDumbBlonde: I grew up on the Gulf and I live on the ocean. I could live on fish, shellfish in particular. This is why I don't go to Dead Lobster.

I've lived in New England my whole life. I couldn't give you directions to the nearest Red Lobster if my life depended on it...


Well, not yet, right?
 
2012-10-02 10:47:40 PM  
Betep
I hear ya'. While it is hard for tourists to find a truly good seafood restaurant, the closer you get to the shore the fresher the seafood should be. Mind you it's going to be much more expensive, but the diner will have a revelation about freshly cooked seafood. hopefully. Grew up in P-town summers and would recommend the Lobster Claw for their award winning chowda' and rest of their menu.
/Lucky to have family that owns 2 straight bars downtown
 
2012-10-02 10:54:02 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: I've never been to Red Lobster. Am I missing anything?


No.

laid back w/bud light: KellyKellyKelly
Yes, wearing a seatbelt on the toilet the next day,and pissing out your a$$hole.


Well, maybe this.

Betep: I run a motel on Cape Cod. There are dozens of seafood restaurant within 5 miles. A great one within staggering distance. Every year someone asks "Where is the Red Lobster?". I say: "We call it Olive Garden."

/"dinner" was 3 Wellfleet and 3 Dennis oysters with a beer.


So.. you got a hookup on a motel stay?

On another note.. Red Lobster just put the last nail it their coffin. It's had a reputation as a mediocre seafood joint for nearly two decades now (I haven't been to one since the mid-90's) and figures that maybe people want more options, so they'll turn it into EVERY OTHER THEMED RESTAURANT IN THE COUNTRY!

Don't be surprised when Red Lobster/Olive Garden are in Bankruptcy court within 3-5 years. Someone write that down... it's prophecy.

I remember the cheesy bread being okay, but the rest was just garbage. I can walk a block to get oysters fresh from the water, or drive 3 miles and get shrimp/fish as they come off the boat.

Lobster is overrated. It's good, but it's not worth what anyone charges for it (other than that place in Methuen or Lawrence, MA that had 2 Maine Lobster specials for $9.99). I'd rather just buy a pound of Texas Jumbo Gulf Shrimp for $8 and spend the 5 minutes it takes to cook the sumbishes.

And for all you chicken and pasta eaters... FARK YOU TOO!! If you're at a restaurant and buying chicken or pasta dishes.. you're either dumb as a box of rocks, or retarded. Might as well just hand them $10, then go get a McChickenPart Sammich from Dirty Ronnie's for $1. At least Dirty Ronnie's ain't scammin' ya!
 
2012-10-02 10:54:58 PM  

muck4doo: 4seasons85!: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?

It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/

I've never smelled raw fish though.

Best smell in the world in my opinion, when it is fresh. I'm more into seafood, but a fresh trout out of a fast flowing creek smells wonderful. Chain Pickerels also have lovely smelling fresh meat, but they are a pain in the ass to fillet right, and slimy as hell. Beware their teeth too. The flat fish family of seafood always smells pleasant when fresh. Sharks, rays, and sturgeons will stink if they are not cleaned right. If any of those three stink, avoid it. They have to be bled first before cleaning.


Thanks I will keep that in mind! I love it but it's a huge treat for me. I don't live near any ocean or rivers so fresh fish is expensive and a luxury item. I'm too poor for it now. :( but I did have wild caught Alaskan salmon the other day from my dad! It was delicious!!!!
 
2012-10-02 10:55:10 PM  

Great Janitor: Though I was in that situation once, it was a vegetarian restaurant and I was asking the waiter if he could run to McDonalds for me.


Probably you should have stayed home with your mammy and just had a few cans of spam with some Pillsbury biscuits....
 
2012-10-02 10:56:00 PM  
I work for Bahama Breeze. Fark Darden.
 
2012-10-02 10:56:45 PM  

Sgygus: In my group, the veto comes from the person who says Red Lobster food is too salty.


Funny, the last time my wife and I went, we talked about how every single dish featured salt. From the biscuits to the Caesar salad to the entrees.

/Getting a kick out of these replies because I haven't been to a Red Lobster for a good 27 hours or so.
 
2012-10-02 10:58:10 PM  

gravebayne2: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?


they do have a smell. some people have sensitive noses.


I also wondered that. I wondered if maybe my nose can smell raw chicken. Some people can smell certain things while others can't. Same goes with the other senses especially taste.
 
2012-10-02 10:59:27 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I hear you. I didn't develop allergies to peanuts & shellfish until I was around 16 years old, then BLAMM. No idea why I suddenly developed allergies to foods I had been eating trouble free for years.


At least it wasn't allergies to hops. I developed an allergy to BEER as a teenager. My friggin tongue swelled up every time I drank one. Glad I grew out of that (I really dodged a bullet there - beer is good stuff)

browneye: So I guess instead of "Red Lobster", they'll rename themselves "Just Another Restaurant"


"Red's Imitation Seafood & Chicken"

splorp!: Red Lobster, it's not great, but it's food. I prefer Joe's Crab Shack over Red Lobster.


LOL. Joe's Crab Shack is Red Lobster ^Fried - and more dirty hippies.

zarberg: I love cheese, but I'm allergic to seafood.


That's not an allergy.. you just suck at eating good food.
 
2012-10-02 11:01:20 PM  

HiFiGuy: Funny, the last time my wife and I went, we talked about how every single dish featured salt. From the biscuits to the Caesar salad to the entrees.


Well, they do use it as a preservative to keep meats from rotting. Red Lobster doesn't want anyone poisoned by their "Fresh Seafood."
 
2012-10-02 11:03:26 PM  

propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.


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2012-10-02 11:03:49 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Benadryl

lulz

That wouldn't work for me since I'm allergic to Benadryl.

This is the allergen menu (PDF) that they give you upon request.


I didn't see the group with bananas, avocado, etc there. I looked down the whole menu and saw "orange slices" as pretty much the only allergy free food but then saw the pico de gallo as allergy free. That could have avocado in it. I've known people who can't even be in the same room as that stuff.

Still it's a nice try. I bet not too many food allergy types are going to Red Lobster though. When serving for a group, stick to chicken. Nobody is allergic to that and there are also no religious bans on it.
 
2012-10-02 11:04:03 PM  

4seasons85!: muck4doo: 4seasons85!: gingerjet: 4seasons85!: The smell of raw chicken makes me gag. So I hate whenever i cook it. Fish doesn't smell bad to me at all. I could live off fresh fish for the rest of my life! And I am only allergic to pennicilin.

Neither raw chicken or fish should smell. Perhaps you should change grocery stores?

It smells after I defrost it. I'm assuming that's why it smells because it gets heated a bit while defrosting. I hope. :/

I've never smelled raw fish though.

Best smell in the world in my opinion, when it is fresh. I'm more into seafood, but a fresh trout out of a fast flowing creek smells wonderful. Chain Pickerels also have lovely smelling fresh meat, but they are a pain in the ass to fillet right, and slimy as hell. Beware their teeth too. The flat fish family of seafood always smells pleasant when fresh. Sharks, rays, and sturgeons will stink if they are not cleaned right. If any of those three stink, avoid it. They have to be bled first before cleaning.

Thanks I will keep that in mind! I love it but it's a huge treat for me. I don't live near any ocean or rivers so fresh fish is expensive and a luxury item. I'm too poor for it now. :( but I did have wild caught Alaskan salmon the other day from my dad! It was delicious!!!!


If you ever go deep sea fishing in the northern Pacific, another good smelling one is Ling Cod. You won't see them in markets. Their flesh is green, but turns white when cooked. Like the flat fish, they are not oily. Beware the teeth on those as well. They are nasty. I think the fact they are not caught in large numbers, and that their fresh raw flesh is green contributes to why you won't see them at market. They are yummy though.
 
2012-10-02 11:07:34 PM  

proteus_b: Great Janitor: Though I was in that situation once, it was a vegetarian restaurant and I was asking the waiter if he could run to McDonalds for me.

Probably you should have stayed home with your mammy and just had a few cans of spam with some Pillsbury biscuits....


I just don't like vegetarian restaurants and there was a McDonalds next door, he refused to grab me a Big Mac, so I excused myself and asked everyone else in the group if they wanted anything at McDonalds, no one else did, so I brought back my dinner in a McDonalds bag. You know, that was the best smelling food in that restaurant. I was also asked to leave and never return.
 
2012-10-02 11:08:15 PM  
Ain't no hate like Fark Hipster® restaurant hate.

/Most of you are twatwaffles
 
2012-10-02 11:11:09 PM  

MrEricSir: This is why I always laugh at people eating "gourmet" food in Vegas. You're in the middle of a farking desert, the only fresh food around is cactus and creepy desert animals.


Most of the food you eat doesn't come from anywhere near you.
 
2012-10-02 11:12:22 PM  

muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?

Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.


Ahhh yah I accidentally called stone crabs, rock crabs. I will remove a claw off those guys as long as they have an equal sized one. I've never eaten blue crab that wasn't from the chesapeake and I still have live ones shipped once a year which isn't cheap. I don't have access to a boat but when they are in season I know spots to harvest them from the shore. Just involves some wading and some raw chicken. Don't know why you'd take the claws from dungeness, the best meat is in the clutsters.
 
2012-10-02 11:12:59 PM  

Great Janitor: I just don't like vegetarian restaurants


I find people who eat "only" meat to be extremely peculiar. It's the kind of behavior which is acceptable if you're a big game animal, but it's very odd manifested amongst humans.
 
2012-10-02 11:14:41 PM  
Red lobster is really an ok place. Most of their dishes are pretty straightforward and simple. 80% of their menu is steamed/baked.
 
2012-10-02 11:15:32 PM  

JimmyFartpants: MrEricSir: This is why I always laugh at people eating "gourmet" food in Vegas. You're in the middle of a farking desert, the only fresh food around is cactus and creepy desert animals.

Most of the food you eat doesn't come from anywhere near you.


Not to mention there is a lot of farking talent in Vegas culinary wise.
 
2012-10-02 11:15:45 PM  
It ain't the menu that drives people away from Red Lobster.
 
2012-10-02 11:19:24 PM  

Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.


Seafood is disgusting to me
 
2012-10-02 11:19:31 PM  

proteus_b: Great Janitor: I just don't like vegetarian restaurants

I find people who eat "only" meat to be extremely peculiar. It's the kind of behavior which is acceptable if you're a big game animal, but it's very odd manifested amongst humans.


I didn't say I only eat meat, just that I don't like vegetarian restaurants and I enjoy the taste of meat.
 
2012-10-02 11:19:47 PM  
Eating at Red Lobster is kind of like eating at a shady Chinese restaurant in a seedy part of town. Sure the menu says fish and chicken, but secretly you know there's a not insignificant chance that it should actually say "fish"*** and "chicken"***.
 
2012-10-02 11:21:19 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?

Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.

Ahhh yah I accidentally called stone crabs, rock crabs. I will remove a claw off those guys as long as they have an equal sized one. I've never eaten blue crab that wasn't from the chesapeake and I still have live ones shipped once a year which isn't cheap. I don't have access to a boat but when they are in season I know spots to harvest them from the shore. Just involves some wading and some raw chicken. Don't know ...


Don't know either, but saw a lot of asshats at Pacifica Pier doing just that. Remove the claws, then hide them and throw the crab back in the water. I won't go into further detail about it, because i will get called a racist.
 
2012-10-02 11:21:44 PM  
If you're ordering fish at red lobster, you clearly missed the name of the restaurant. Don't be the artard that goes to Ruth's Chris and orders pork.
 
2012-10-02 11:27:55 PM  

JimmyFartpants: MrEricSir: This is why I always laugh at people eating "gourmet" food in Vegas. You're in the middle of a farking desert, the only fresh food around is cactus and creepy desert animals.

Most of the food you eat doesn't come from anywhere near you.


Right. That's why when I go to a gourmet place, it had damn well better.
 
2012-10-02 11:29:22 PM  

Chafed Willi: If you're ordering fish at red lobster, you clearly missed the name of the restaurant. Don't be the artard that goes to Ruth's Chris and orders pork.


But lobsters are just giant aquatic roaches.
 
2012-10-02 11:36:06 PM  

strapp3r: propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.


What's loobster? Is it that fake stuff like pollack that they paint red to look like lobster?
 
2012-10-02 11:45:10 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Chafed Willi: If you're ordering fish at red lobster, you clearly missed the name of the restaurant. Don't be the artard that goes to Ruth's Chris and orders pork.

But lobsters are just giant aquatic roaches.


Fine, get the crab. Its all cooked in Alaska anyway. Besides, you go to RL for the endless biscuits, everyone knows that.

I am enjoying the coasters posting about how great the fresh stuff is though. I suspect they're the same people who are posting negative things about lactose based foods...just can't get the good stuff out there.
 
2012-10-02 11:45:46 PM  

RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.


Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult
 
2012-10-02 11:48:00 PM  

muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: insertsnarkyusername: muck4doo: Do they serve Dungeness Crab yet? I miss that about California.

/Blue crabs suck

Really? I prefer blue crab to dungeness and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I've never had blue crab that wasn't pulled from the Chesapeake bay though. If they come from warmer waters the flavor is likely different.

Blue crabs remind me of the rock crabs we used to throw back in the water when crabbing off of Northern California. They have stringy meat.

I've had that happen when the season was just starting or ending before. I usually only take rock crab for their claws myself. But you are right, I've never had that happen with dungeness. Blue crabs have a more buttery taste to me though if that makes any sense, where do you get yours from?

Haven't been crabbing in TX, Arlington VA, or Upstate NY, which are the three places I lived when getting blue crab. Just have bought it at restaurants and grocery stores. For dungeness I would go on crabbing trips on boats out of San Francisco, or go to Pacifica Pier with a couple of crab traps. Santa Cruz I think I only ever got one dungeness there. Pacifica Pier was hit or miss. When it's on, it's extremely good. When it's not, tons of rock crabs. Dungeness is the plain best out of all I've had. Better than blue, snow, or king. I haven't tried stone crabs, or whatever they are called. The ones you can legally remove one claw, then let them go. Asshats in CA would often remove claws from dungeness and throw them back in the water. That's illegal.

Ahhh yah I accidentally called stone crabs, rock crabs. I will remove a claw off those guys as long as they have an equal sized one. I've never eaten blue crab that wasn't from the chesapeake and I still have live ones shipped once a year which isn't cheap. I don't have access to a boat but when they are in season I know spots to harvest them from the shore. Just involves some wading and some r ...

Don't know either, but saw a lot of asshats at Pacifica Pier doing just that. Remove the claws, then hide them and throw the crab back in the water. I won't go into further detail about it, because i will get called a racist.


So the people you saw doing this were uhhh... of a darker-skinned persuasion?
 
2012-10-02 11:48:55 PM  

2words1finger: RoyHobbs22: 2words1finger: Screw all you haters, I loves me some Red Lobster... and if any of you jackholes can find some other readily available place where I can get a steaming platter of crab legs without being gouged on the price, I'd love to know about it (and no, Joe's Crab Shack does not count, their prices are worse than RL and their atmosphere is farking annoying)

The grocery store you j/o. It is pretty farking easy to steam crab legs and melt butter, shiat you could do both in the microwave which is probably how they do it at RL.

Please show me a grocery store where you can get raw crab legs for a reasonable price. Even the very high-end stores I've been to only sell that wretched pre-cooked crab that consists of laughably small legs which invariably tastes like ass and are rubbery.

/who's the j/o now?
//not even sure what "j/o" means, but am assuming it is an insult


If you're getting snow or king crab, and you don't live near the arctic, no one is selling you raw crab.
 
2012-10-02 11:50:59 PM  

lenfromak: strapp3r: propasaurus: Maybe they should add roast bef to their menu to go along with the loobster.

What's loobster?


It like a moobster (mantitty-humping a fat dude) but with lube.

That's why I no longer go to Red Lobster on Wednesday nights.
 
2012-10-02 11:53:40 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Ambivalence: How can someone NOT like seafood. That's like saying you don't like cheese. Even the lactose intolerant love cheese.

I have a couple of friends with weird allergies or food intolerances.

One loves to fish, but can't touch fish or he'll end up covered in a rash from head to toe. Obviously he can't eat fish either.

Another friend, while not allergic to fish or shellfish, cannot digest beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison or any other variety of meat from hooved animals. She's had this problem since early childhood. She can, however, eat poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, etc.), fish & shellfish.


Move. Sounds like your territory breeds the weirds.
 
2012-10-02 11:54:06 PM  
Seafood? Russo's, on the causeway outside Mobile, AL. Order the crewfish; If you call early and they know you, they'll save it for you.
 
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