By Hillary Holman
The Crazy Crab Place
NW Good Eats!
Hey Everybody! It’s me, Hillary again with another NW Good Eats. This month we move on up the Columbia to Tri Cities Washington. Many of you have driven through these towns making your way to the Coast, Hanford Reach or The Dalles. Kennewick is where this joint is. Kennewick is a usual stop for Rob and I to stretch our legs and grab supplies. It puts to bed the first leg of the trip and it is the last stop on the way home. Personally, we like to hit this place on the way back. Mainly due to the fact that Rob and I enjoy The Crazy Feast for 2.
Living in Eastern Washington, we don’t get a lot of opportunities to enjoy fresh crab. When we do, we like to take our time, so plan accordingly with this in mind. Gorging oneself on crab, beer and Micheladas is no stranger here. For some of us fisherman, It’s a ritual. After a fishing trip, this is the place to go to enjoy a vat of seafood and great company. Soo, plan accordingly with this in mind.
Here at The Crazy Crab Place you will find good Dungeness crab, great drinks and huge mugs of beer with an Eastern Washington twist on a Louisiana Crab Boil. Their spices are unique and delicious. It is not anything I am familiar with from Gig Harbor to Spokane (just a little garlic butter for me), but it’s great! The Michelada too is a powerhouse of flavor. A Michelada is a Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice, and chili peppers. It is a popular drink here and comes with shrimp in tow. It is marvelous!
Now for the shared plates-The Crazy Feasts are a delight for any fisherman, family or couple. The feast gets served in a large crab pot and poured out onto a serving platter. The feast comes with snow crab shrimp, Dungeness crab, mussels, sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, and a rice bowl. No substitutes! Be sure to give their dipping sauces a try! They have a Mexican Louisiana fusion that is Crazy Good.
Did I mention the bib?
Oh yes, the crab bib. It is such a joy to watch your fellow fisherman tie a little bib round their neck. Buckle up butter cup, It’s gonna be a Crazy Ride!
“Mike from Salt to Summit guide service, took us here. We had such a great time with him and his gal Katie. I will always remember eating and laughing together.”
“We had been out on the water with Mike and his boy with our daughter Cameron and WE GOT SKUNKED. Mike had given it everything he had. It just wasn’t in the cards for the day. So afterwards Mike invited us to a little place he knew. I got to meet his lovely lady, whom he thought I’d so greatly get along with. Boy was he right. She was a dig in kind of lady and we set forth to grabbing corn and crab from the platter and toasting like gals of fisherman only know how to do.”
The Crazy Crab Place is a Place where memories are made and shared!
In loving memory of Mike Salazar
Where: The Crazy Crab Place
Region: SE Washington
Social Media Handle: @thecrazycrabplace
131 Vista Way, Kennewick, WA 99336