Monday, July 18, 2011

Eating the Deadliest Catch

Well, it's almost that time of the year when I take a week to visit the beach.  Every year my significant other and I spend a fun week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  I don't know why we always go to Myrtle Beach, because there are tons of great beaches in North and South Carolina.  I think we go because there is so much to do besides just sit on the beach.  You can go to Ripley's Believe it or Not, shop at the Gay Dolphin, see Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, or go to tons of other tacky places to spend your hard-earned money.  Oh, and did you know that Myrtle Beach is the miniature golf capital of the world?  Who wouldn't want to spend a week there?

Anyway,  during our summer beach trip, we will take a journey to one of the fine All You Can Eat buffets.  If you've ever been to the Myrtle Beach area, you know that these establishments are a dime a dozen.  My favorite of all of these classy places is Crabby Mike's.  If you are in the Myrtle Beach area, be sure to stop by.  You are guaranteed some excellent crab legs and also you will surely bear witness to the gluttony of the American people.  (I'm not judging--for a vertically challenged person I can put away my fair share of crab legs.)

I have had many interesting experiences at Crabby Mike's and also at the Seafare.  I tell you, it is worth going not only for the crab legs but also for the atmosphere at these joints.  Here is some of the entertainment I have encountered:

  • While waiting in line for crab legs at the buffet, a very crabby man yelled "Would you bring out some damn crab legs!!!!" to the kitchen staff.
  • Uncoordinated people (my brother) attempting to break through the crab leg shell and in the process, flinging shell everywhere including into water glasses, on the floor, and right into the middle of the neighboring table of diners.
  • Pirates!  Mermaids!  Ladies on a trapeze!  Seriously, the Seafare (I think they are out of business now) had all of this going on while you were eating.
Crabby Mike's also has a fine selection of tee-shirts.  "Have a Crabby Day", "Don't worry, Be crabby," and "Get crabs at Crabby Mike's" are among my favorites.  These are excellent souvenirs and are guaranteed to bring you plenty of attention when you return to the regular world (anywhere in America outside of Myrtle Beach).

If you are lucky enough to go the Myrtle Beach area, spend time at the beach, play some miniature golf, and be sure to have dinner one evening at Crabby Mike's.  It is worth it just to witness the spectacle for yourself.  I promise that you won't be disappointed!

1 comment:

  1. Always look forward to reading your blogs!