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Mad City Crab House?

Postby What The » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:58 pm

Has this opened yet? Anyone been?

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Postby DedeTate » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:31 pm

It's definitely open - I haven't been there yet, but it seems to be busy every time I pass by.

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Postby TAsunder » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:52 am

I stopped by on opening night to grab a takeout menu. It looked very inexpensive and delicious. I noticed a few days later while walking by that they had hiked up their prices inexplicably. I'm waiting for things to stabilize before I try it.

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Postby aaronetc » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:59 am

We went on what I think was opening night and enjoyed it quite a bit, though if they've bumped prices I'm less interested in going back. It was a nice casual dinner spot, but I wouldn't go in there to pay more than $10-12/person for a meal (plus drinks). I do want to go back and try the crab quesadilla, though.

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Postby AndyWx80 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:17 am

it's way overpriced for the quality and amount of food. the crab cakes were too soft (and boring) and the ravioli could easily be replicated for about half the price at home. i'll give it another shot in a couple of months - i'm hoping i'll find more/higher quality food.

the best thing about the place, as it stands now, is the fat tire on tap - it's what initially caught my eye. all taps are 2-for-1 on tuesdays. mmm.

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Postby Learned » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:44 am

AndyWx80 wrote:the best thing about the place, as it stands now, is the fat tire on tap - it's what initially caught my eye. all taps are 2-for-1 on tuesdays. mmm.


:shock:

See you there tomorrow.

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Postby nevermore » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:58 pm

Learned wrote:
AndyWx80 wrote:the best thing about the place, as it stands now, is the fat tire on tap - it's what initially caught my eye. all taps are 2-for-1 on tuesdays. mmm.


:shock:

See you there tomorrow.

Since that will probably be the last time that special's in effect. No freaking way the city's going to let them get away with having a special like that for much longer.

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Fat Tire??

Postby Rachelz » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:40 pm

Is this restaurant in Madison? And you're saying they had New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire on tap? How is this even possible? Since I regularly check their website (New Belgium Brewery beer is my favorite), they still don't distribute to Wisconsin

http://www.newbelgium.com/faq.php

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Re: Fat Tire??

Postby aaronetc » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:25 am

Rachelz wrote:Is this restaurant in Madison?


It's in the old Ginza space on State/Dayton.

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Postby Rosemary » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:46 am

AndyWx80 wrote:the best thing about the place, as it stands now, is the fat tire on tap - it's what initially caught my eye. all taps are 2-for-1 on tuesdays. mmm.



What else do you recall on tap? I don't care much for Fat Tire, but it's nice to have it in town for those who do.

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Postby AndyWx80 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:44 am

hmmm, i don't really remember what else they had since i was so floored that it was being distributed east of the mississippi. don't think there's a huge selection, though.

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Postby Rosemary » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:57 am

Guess I'll be stopping in to check it out soon. Ah, research. :)

The Tire's been in Chicago for over a year now... a lotta folks were gaga there, too. They're starting to get a few other New Belgium offerings as well.

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Postby itsme » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:42 pm

Had the crab cake and sweet potato fries for lunch. The fries were soggy (never been to a place that was able to get them right). The crab cake was more like a crab paste patty.

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Postby Marvell » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:49 pm

itsme wrote:crab paste patty.


Always my favorite 'Peanuts' character.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:02 pm

itsme wrote:...sweet potato fries for lunch. The fries were soggy (never been to a place that was able to get them right).


Then you need this thread.


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