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Crab claws

Hi texasredtop. I have not had a chance to report back about my trip to Houston. First, I went to Bonnie's on the gulf freeway and was unimpressed. The claws were small, expensive and there were not many at all. I had a mix of grilled and fried, both mediocre. Second, I went to Floyd's and the crab claws were plump and plentiful. Very close to cassimentos but not quite as good. Thanks for the suggestions - Floyd's over Bonnie's any day! Also the fried shrimp at Floyd's were much better than anything in Memphis!

Nov 11, 2012
Bennieben in Houston

Crab claws

Thank you so much texasredtop! Both locations are very convenient and I have been to both on past trips not knowing that it was safe to order the crab claws. Your local expertise on such a delicate matter is welcomed.

Oct 08, 2012
Bennieben in Houston

Crab claws

I am Heading back to the Houston/Galveston area (original home but have not lived there in years) next week and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good restaurant for fresh, not overly breaded, fried crab claws. Something that compares to casamento's in New Orleans. I also enjoy them grilled/sautéed as long as they are fresh.

Oct 07, 2012
Bennieben in Houston

Girl Trip

Thanks for your help Chicgail and sis2catbat. I am getting the hang of this...slowly. I did some research on the board this afternoon and everything from Alinea to Hot Doug's sound good! We are staying at the Palmer House Hilton. We have not decided on a car yet but would probably prefer to walk or use public transportation. Neighborhood spots are a preference. The budget is flexible but we don't want any thing formal, just good food. All food is to be considered, no major dislikes. Food and music do not need to be together. Food then music would be nice. Jazz or something local. I read about the Green Zebra and is it il Milano? Something italian would be nice - can't go wrong there.

Aug 20, 2009
Bennieben in Chicago Area

Girl Trip

Let me try again. PALATE, not pallet! I was on my way to bed last night when posting. Would love some fun local spots to eat, drink, and be merry.

Aug 20, 2009
Bennieben in Chicago Area

Girl Trip

Three women flying solo for the weekend (late september) are looking for some interesting, local Chicago hangouts with great food and atmosphere. Polished pallet a must - Music & good food a plus. Let me know your thoughts.

Aug 19, 2009
Bennieben in Chicago Area

Vero Beach Bound

We are headed for a long weekend trip to the Vero Beach area. We love dives with excellent fish and local fare. We also like fancy food but not always at the beach. Let us hear your thoughts...

May 13, 2009
Bennieben in Florida