Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kickin' things up for a second location

Cruising down Bristol to meet my brother-in-law, I spotted a sign out of the corner of my eye. The Kickin' Crab. Not recalling that fellow foodie Edwin Goei previously wrote about their grand opening, I took the bait. Yelp reviews gave above average ratings and encouraged me enough to inquire if Mr. brekkie fan was interested. He was game to the idea based on the reasons I told him.

  1. We don't have to drive to Garden Grove for comparable cuisine.
  2. We don't have to wait 2 hours in Garden Grove for a table.
  3. I (probably) wouldn't need to sneak in rice from next door.
  4. It's a bigger space.

So on a whim we had a double date there tonight. Service was much better than what I've read. Our server gave a very honest recommendation about how filling certain combos would be. We ended up with combo #1, sweet potato fries, fish & chips, chowder and gumbo. I also began an addiction to their peach iced tea.

The same server happened to mention a new location fast in the works. It's slated to open in less than a month. Up the 405 in Fountain Valley, part two is situated by the intersection of McFadden and Ward. He stressed that it will be smaller in size (max headroom of about 40), but feature take-out service.

If you're debating checking this place out, make note of "Happy Hours". Monday through Friday, from 3-6pm. Chowing on the cheap is a good motivator.


elmomonster said...

OOH! You beat me in trying it! But I'm so glad it gets the thumbs up from you. Let's hope it overcomes that cursed location.

brekkie_fan said...

I was actually going to invite you to lunch, but thought you already tried. Go figure.