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Review and Giveaway: Joe's Crab Shack gift cards (two winners)  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Here in Maryland, eating crabs is a big thing. I never truly understood until I moved here back when I was a teenager, and I have to admit - it just never grew on me. I'm originally from the Pittsburgh area and the most seafood that I ever ate was shrimp and snow crab legs. I love some snow crab legs though! Great flavor and tons of meat, without all of the work!

I was recently sent a Joe's Crab Shack gift card to visit our local restaurant and feast on their food! I've been seeing their commercials for some time, so when I was contacted to do this review I was like "Oh yeah!"

The one thing that I want to try is their Crab Bucket. You get to choose from the following types of crab: Dungeness, Snow, or King Crab, and then you get to pick a flavor:
  • Dry Rubbed BBQ
  • Chesapeake Style (Old Bay)
  • Garlic Herb
  • Spicy Boil
  • Simply Steamed
  • NEW Fire Grilled
  • NEW Smoked Chile
Now, I say "want to try" because I haven't exactly made it there yet. Really, the closest one to me is in Wilmington, Delaware, at 42.6 miles, and the next closest one is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, at 54.7 miles. Yes, really! So I think I'm going to head to one of those this weekend (probably Wilmington) since I'm working again and not having gas is no longer a problem!

You can be sure that I'm definitely going to get the crab bucket I talked about above, with the Garlic Herb flavoring, and I'm gonna enjoy it! I'm not sure which crab I'll try out, but I know all of those are HUGE and much less work than eating Maryland Blue Crabs.

Joe's Crab Shack also has steampots, and I might have to try one of those. I'm so undecided! But that's normal for me!

Joe's also introduced a couple of new items to their menu this summer:

  •  Fried Oysters – Served with fries and spicy sriracha remoulade sauce.
  • Salmon Orleans – Pan seared salmon topped with a creamy Cajun sauce that’s loaded with crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage. Served with dirty rice. 
  • Samuel Adams Steampot – Sweet Snow crab, clams, meaty lobster claws, sausage, fresh corn and potatoes all steamed in Samuel Adams lager.
  • The Big “Hook” Up – Fried oysters, great balls of fire, crab stuffed shrimp, fried snapper, coconut shrimp, hush puppies and coleslaw.
  • Pan Seared Mahi – Served with sauteed green beans, bacon and new potatoes
New items for the kiddos: 
  • Kid's Steampot
  • Captain's Catch

Do you know how to eat crabs? Here's how to open crab legs:

You can download Joe's Crab Shack's menu here, and connect with them on the following Social Media platforms:

Follow Joe's Crab Shack on Twitter
"LIKE" Joe's Crab Shack Fanpage on Facebook

While you're at it, you can enter a contest to win free crabs for a year! All you have to do is create a video. After you like Joe's Crab Shack on Facebook, click on the "Crab Crackin'" tab, but HURRY because the contest ends soon!


TWO winners will win a $25 gift card to visit their local Joe's Crab Shack!

To enter, tell me where the closest Joe's Crab Shack is to you! (Required entry)

For another extra entry, Follow Joe's Crab Shack on Twitter, then come back here and tell me that you're following them, and what your Twitter name is.

For the rest of my extra giveaway entries, please view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10. 

*Here's a custom tweet you can use to share this on Twitter: 
TWO WINNERS will win a Gift Card to @Joes_Crab_Shack to eat some crabs! Ends 9/5/10 RT?

This giveaway will end on  September 5, 2010. Giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and over. Giveaway winners will be contacted via email, so please leave your email address in your comment.

Disclaimer: I was sent a Joe's Crab Shack gift card by Fleishman-Hillard to facilitate in this review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.

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