My friend Sonya is one of the co-hosts of “The District Dish,” a cable/web lifestyle series that interviews its guests in bars and restaurants around DC. On Monday they shot at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. Seeing as that’s both my ‘hood and a restaurant I’m eager to check out, I moseyed on over to observe the proceedings.
During the interviews those mouth-watering platters of seafood sat on the table as decoration… and went completely untouched.
Of course, my one-track mind wouldn’t stop asking the question: For the love of god, when is someone going to sample that food??
Not to fear, it did not go to waste. The shoot wrapped and everyone dug in, including me, doing my best “Joy Luck Club” impersonation by trying to take the “worst quality” pieces and leaving the really good stuff to the hosts, who’d actually earned it.
This platter was piled high with mussels, steamers, snow crab legs and shrimp.
The lobster, split in half and grilled, was enormous. Look at those claws, they’re like boxing gloves.
As a New Englander, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a lobster shack in the neighborhood. Having a small taste only whetted my appetite for more seafood and a return visit.
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