500BestSquareCrab On Crab @ Cafe B

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During the summer, Cafe B can be relied upon for its continuously creative-yet-familiar seafood dishes, most of which are not available the rest of the year. Last Year, it was a ravioli of Lobster with crabmeat–a dish I hope comes back now and then. This summer we find a doubly-crabby dish, whose centerpeice is a fried soft-shell crab with brown butter sauce. Also on the plate is a crab salad, made with jumbo lump and arugula. You can go either way with this: light entree or an appetizer shared for two. While Cafe B started as a very casual Old Metairie cafe, it has evolved into an excellent bistro where running into friends is inevitable.

Crab on crab.

Cafe B. Old Metairie: 2700 Metairie Road. 504-934-4700.

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