CrabFest at Hungry Cat, Hollywood

CrabFest at Hungry Cat Hollywood - Steamed Maryland Blue Crab

Quite possibly the best way to spend $65 (and 10½ hours!) on a sunny, Sunday afternoon in June.

Oysters on the Half Shell

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Oysters

Oysters on the Half Shell: Sunset Beach, from Washington

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Oyster

Oysters on the Half Shell: Bahia Falsa, from Mexico

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Bahia Falsa Oyster

Wine with Oysters: Domaine du Bagnol Cassis 2008

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Cassis with Oysters

Fresh Santa Barbara Uni in Shell $16

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Fresh Uni in Shell

Fresh Uni, Oyster on Half Shell

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Fresh Uni on Oyster

Peekytoe Crab Beignet with Spicy Aioli

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Crab Beignet

Solomons Island Crab Soup

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Solomon Island Crab Soup

Solomons Island Crab Soup

I just slurped the broth.
CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Solomon Island Crab Soup 2

Singapore-style Softshell Chili Crab

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Chili Soft Shell Crab

Singapore-style Softshell Chili Crab

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Chili Soft Shell Crab

Steamed Maryland Blue Crabs

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Freshly Steamed

Steamed Crabs Thrown on Table

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Pile of Crabs

Steamed Crab: Face-Off

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Crab

Steamed Crab: Backfin

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Crab backfin

Side Dish: Roasted Corn Salad with Poblano Chilies, Avocado and Queso Fresco

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Corn Salad

Side Dish: Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes with Provolone Cheese, Red Wine Vinegar and Oregano

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Tomato Salad

Live Blue Crab: The One That (Almost) Got Away

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Live Crab

Wines: Bisson Marea Cinque Terre 2008 + Brovia Roero Arneis 2008

One of these days, I will tell you about my thing with the Brovia…
CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Brovia

Wines: Lucien Crochet + Chateaux Pradeaux

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Crochet, Pradeaux

Cocktails: Mint Julep

aka “Mint Drew-lep” for the only person at the table drinking them. All day.
CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Mint Julep

Cocktails: Greyhound Proper

plymouth gin, fresh grapefruit juice, candied grapefruit $11
CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Greyhound

Cocktails: Sweet Caroline

So named because someoneokaythatsomeonewasme kept asking them to play Sweet Caroline. Even though there was no music.
CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Sweet Caroline

Beer: National Bohemian

I had no idea what the hell everyone was talking about — “Natty Bo.” I still don’t think I get it.
CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Natty Boh

CrabFest at The Hungry Cat Menu

CrabFest at Hungry Cat - Menu

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  • http://chezannies.blogspot.com Nate @ House of Annie

    Food porn of the highest order! That uni-on-oyster is just so sinful.

    How was the Singapore-style softshell?

  • Elaine

    i thought i saw you there! it WAS you! :)

  • http://www.thedeliciouslife.com Sarah J. Gim

    nate: the softshell crab was okay. i get that softshell oftens means “squishy,” but i think it just soaked up too much dressing from the slaw on top. i am curious to try *real* chili crab, though :)

    elaine: wait. WHAT? you were there?! this is elaine-elaine, right? omg! (ok, it must be you bc ramon — i assume you were with him — just left a comment on FB, too)

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