Really Good Seafood!

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042023

Yesterday afternoon Terry had an appointment with Southern Eye Consultants in Tuscaloosa to have plugs put in her eyes. This is something she has to have done every few months because she has severe dry eyes that no drops, even ones by prescription, can relieve. This was her first time there and she was very pleased with the doctor and the staff. She is looking forward to having a long relationship with them.

A big storm hit town while she was in the back having her plugs put in, with wind, rain, and lots of thunder and lightning. When she was done, I went out and got the truck and pulled under their covered apron so she could get in without getting drenched.

By then it was after four o’clock and we were both hungry because all we had in the morning was a toasted bagel each. One of the big drawbacks for us about living near Tuscaloosa, Alabama is that the options for seafood are pretty slim, and we are spoiled after living on the Florida coast for six years. But we found seafood after we left the eye doctor’s yesterday! Wonderful seafood.

I was looking at Yelp reviews for restaurants and found a place called The Juicy Crab, which apparently is a regional chain, and since we weren’t far away we decided to give it a try. We were glad we did!

We have had excellent seafood boils from Rockport, Texas to Savannah, Georgia, and other places in between, but I don’t think any of them can hold a candle to The Juicy Crab. They have all kinds of combos, or you can build your own boil from a long list of options.

I went for a combination of shrimp, black mussels, and sausage with a potato and corn on the cob in garlic and butter and Old Bay Seasoning. You can choose from mild to extra spicy, and being a wuss, I went with mild. I guess you can see from the look on my face that I was more than happy with my choices.

Terry ordered hers with crawfish, black mussels, and shrimp, along with the potato and corn on the cob, Cajun style with garlic herb butter and medium spice. She loved it too, though she said next time she would probably go with the mild because the medium was almost too much.

The portions were so large that neither one of us were able to finish our meal. You can bet we’ll be going back there again!

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