Thursday, March 10, 2016
Ripley Edition: Crabby Patti's
Crabby Patti's is a seafood gem tucked inside landlocked West Virginia. This restaurant, which is only open Tuesday through Saturday from 5-9 p.m., is easily the best food I've had in Ripley (from the whole two restaurants I've been to there).
My friend RL arrived at the restaurant before me, Veronica and Courtney. And he had already ordered appetizers of fried pickles and calamari. The calamari was so, so good! The best calamari I've ever had; it wasn't these small rings. It was a breaded calamari steak (which is the body of the squid) served with marinara, and it wasn't chewy like so many others I've had. So good.
Next up was my salad, which was small and simple, but fresh. Key.
I ordered the Maryland lump crab cake with sides of rice and creamed spinach. OK, the creamed spinach was a mistake. For some reason, it sounded better than its reality. But the crab cake was sooo much better than what I had expected. Giant pieces of lump crab meat with the perfect amount of spices formed into this ball that was fried.
It gets even better. A piece of peanut butter pie is probably one of the best ways to end a night. This giant slice was the perfect sweet ending I wanted. Creamy, a nice peanut butter crust and little bits of chocolate on top. OMGah good.