No Taxation Without Crustacean

P and I just finished the leftovers of my meal Friday night.

After a long work week, my co-worker L was contemplating doing his taxes (I had just finished them two days ago), but after an hour of shooting the breeze, the discussion had led to yesterday’s fire at the Morris Yacht and Beach Club on City Island. L decided on the spur of the moment to jump into the car and go to one of his favorite seafood restaurants on the island, Sammy’s Fish Box.

The main strip of City Island seems to be entirely populated with seafood restaurants. I must have counted at least a dozen of them before we reached the end of City Island. At the end sat Sammy’s, free valet parking on the left, and the seafood emporium on the right.

Traffic was very heavy on the way to the Whitestone Bridge – they’re doing some construction and one lane is closed through the entire northbound side. Also, the weekend migration out of town traffic didn’t help either.

Once we got to the free valet parking, we waited about 20 minutes to finally get seated. We snagged a 4 seater booth, which gave us plenty of room to spread out.

L ordered the lobster tail and alaskan king crab legs, while I ordered the crab leg combo sampler, which was composed of alaskan king crab, snow crab, and Dungeness crab. Boy they were huge! Each platter could easily feed 2 or 3 people. Free bread, soup or salad, pickled veggies and a baked potatoe or fries round out the meal. Incredible! Too bad it is such a pain to get there.

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