Mad Crab crawls into St. Louis

July 30, 2017 by  

The University City area of St. Louis recently welcomed a new restaurant, as the Mad Crab opened its doors to its patrons.

The menu focuses almost entirely on seafood, prepared in ways that will be familiar to people from California or Texas, but which might be more alien to diners from the Midwest.

The concept is simple—the restaurant boils up a pound of seafood, cooks it to the customer’s specifications, and serves it. Patrons may choose mussels, clams, crawfish, shrimp, crab, lobster, or oysters. They then decide on a flavor such as garlic sauce, lemon pepper, or ‘Rajun Cajun’, and how hot or mild they prefer their food. The kitchen boils it up, brings it out, and dumps it onto a paper-covered table. Patrons dig in using their fingers.

It is also possible to order potatoes, corn, or rice to go with the seafood, and for those not so keen on seafood, sausage is available. Diners can also enjoy smaller baskets of fried foods on the menu, like fried shrimp and Cajun fries.

Companies like this often seek the services of a flyer printing company for a handout they can distribute at the location during its first few weeks of business. If the flyer includes a coupon, more people might stop in to try the ware of the new establishment.