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Dining News: 'Waterfront Bar Food Appealing' at Crawdad's


Crawdads, recently reopened and featuring food by Chef Adam Pechal, opened earlier this month. To check it out was Sac Biz Journal's Ed Murrieta.

It doesn't take salty margaritas or any palate-zapping pale ales to make waterfront bar food appealing.

There's nothing groundbreaking here -- Pechal's initial menu doesn't stray from the moneymakers: finger-food fried fish, burger, sandwiches, tacos.

Based a first taste of three dishes, I found creative combinations, comforting Cajun flavors, quality ingredients, simple presentations and promising execution. All in a marina atmosphere that brightens up a muddy river.

Read the entire review in Sac Biz Journal.

I made it out there on Friday night, but haven't had time to write a proper post. Look for it later in the week.

Crawdad's is located at 1375 Garden Hwy, and can be found online at SacCrawdads.com.

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Finally, someone opens a Churrascaria in the region! I could never figure out what people thought that opening the ninth Sushi joint in a three block radius was ever a good idea. I wish them success, as I've enjoyed great rodizios throughout the country and throughout the world, but the Sac region has not been able to have one stay open long enough for me to try it.

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