700 K Street, NW

From Truluck’s:

“For one weekend only (July 14-17) Truluck’s will offer a limited-time entree of two Yucatan soft-shell crabs served deep fried on a bed of creamed spinach with grilled asparagus and onion salad finished with roasted pepper aioli for $44. An appetizer portion (one crab) will be available for $22.

If you’ve never eaten a soft-shell crab, let me offer a bit of context… Read More


From an email:

“After a two-year hiatus, our famous neighborhood July 4th Crab Crack is back!

Join us on Monday July 4th from 1pm until the fireworks starts for fresh Maryland blue crabs steamed on site all day long.

Guests can order crabs by the dozen or half dozen. We’ll have plenty of steamed corn on the cob, hush puppies, and our regular menu will be available as well. All crabs are market price. Read More


From a press release:

“WHAT: As Summer comes to an end, we tend to forget that the biggest and tastiest Maryland crabs are harvested from September to mid-November. That is why, The Fried Rice Collective chefs, Danny Lee and Scott Drewno, have decided to showcase how fundamental this Chesapeake Bay staple is to the culinary culture of our area. This celebration will consist of daily unique crab-inspired dishes that blend together their modern cooking techniques with authentic Chinese and Korean flavors. The repertoire is as follows: Read More


925 U Street, NW at Vermont Ave

Yesterday we learned that Juicy King Crab House was coming to Adams Morgan and today we got the press release (actually sent yesterday but I didn’t want to overwhelm you) for the Chesapeake Crab Shack & Bar. Back in January we shared the news that “an outdoor-focused fun concept with guest seating exclusively outside. Full bar with local beers only” was coming here. Now all the details:

“Chesapeake, a new crab shack and seafood house with a full bar, is coming to the heart of U Street later this year. The new restaurant, from the owners of Duke’s Grocery, Duke’s Counter and Gogi Yogi, will feature a casual dockside vibe along with a variety of shellfish options and a vibrant bar scene. Guests can expect fresh squeezed crushes, and all beers will be locally sourced from breweries in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Read More


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