Tuesday, August 23, 2011
At a dinner party we attended last night, while eating pork tenderloin medallions, the subject of seafood came up. Probably, because there was a foreign exchange student from Chile at the table and while the language barrier was present, by making hand gestures and using stilted sentences, we could express our shared love of salmon and crab meat.
The table topic turned to favorite Humboldt County seafood restaurants past and present. When it was discussed that Red Lobster doesn't have restaurants on the ocean because of the presence of good quality local seafood restaurants, one diner asked where these good quality restaurants were. Oh, touche".
The winning local seafood restaurant from the past, among those dining that night, was The Eureka Seafood Grotto. Porter Street Barbecue is now at that location. The Eureka Seafood Grotto was owned by Eureka Fisheries, one of the largest fish processors on the coast. While the atmosphere was so-so, the seafood was exceptional. Lazio's Seafood was also very good and had a great atmosphere right on the waterfront.
Kate: I hope you are not inferring that Red Lobster is a good seafood restaurant.
Spence: No, not at all. I'm more of a Long John Silver guy, myself.
Kate & Spence: A tip of the hat to D&R for the fine delectable comestibles and the subject of this post.