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a recommendation from one of his associates to try BC. So when the decision regarding where to eat dinner came up, we knew exactly where we were heading.
"C" and I arrived at The Boiling Crab Brookhurst at the best time: right before their infamous queue formed. As a result, we were seated right away. I examined with haughty pleasure all the forlorn and famished faces of those condemned to wait for a table. Muahahahah! >:b
What I ate:
"C" and I shared the following:
1. One pound of shrimp and one pound of crawfish with Mild Spicy The Whole Sha-bang! Seasoning (8.99 USD per pound for shrimp, market price for crawfish). Also, two Corn on the Cob (0.75 USD each). Delicious! The crawfish were on the small side but they were still bigger than a month ago at Hot N Juicy in Las Vegas. The sauce was so good, by the end of our meal, I asked our server for spoons to suck up and savor the purée submerged in clarified butter.
2. Fried Oysters (9.99 USD). Yum. The dipping sauce here seemed to be a lot more citrusy than the one at The Boiling Crab Alhambra Main: I like Brookhurst's better. Looking at the photo, it seems as though they might have skimped a bit on the serving though (compare with my previous visit to Alhambra Main).
3. Cajun Fries (2.99 USD). Nice. "C" seemed to especially like these fries as they were so crispy. He postulated on how BC achieves such quality: soaking the potatoes in some sort of aqueous solution?
The service at The Boiling Crab Brookhurst was much better than its counterpart at Alhambra Main. The servers were more respectful and more attentive. I never worried about trying to flag someone down to satisfy our dining needs.
Dude, 0.25 USD for a cup of water? Ticky tack!
The signature moment of the evening: "C" was manhandling the seafood boil bag while our server strolled past. He asked "C" in a friendly yet serious manner, "You want a to-go bag for that?" The three of us broke up in laughter.
While "C" and I were recovering from our feast, we discussed how to make the sauce for BC's seafood boil. Stay tuned for a post regarding this matter. I think it's easy to prepare: anyone should be able to manage it!
Parking: There is plenty of parking. The Boiling Crab Brookhurst is in a big strip mall so don't worry about finding an empty space.
The Bill: My Sugar Daddy "C", paid for the meal. It was about 40 USD. Thanks, "C".
My Rating: out of four stars (excellent). Good service and a little bit better food puts The Boiling Crab Brookhurst one more star higher than The Boiling Crab Alhambra Main. Open Monday through Friday, 3 PM to 10 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 10 PM. Visa and Mastercard accepted. www.theboilingcrab.com
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