Seafood Boil and Dominican Chicken

I ate a seafood boil out of a plastic bag for the first time at Shaking Crab, which just opened in my Boston neighborhood. My boyfriend and I ordered the mussels in the one non-spicy sauce offered, cilantro lime (thanks, Boyfriend, for accommodating my zero tolerance of spice). We also ordered fries and I had a sweet tea.

Everything was very tasty. It was messy but in a fun way. We were offered plastic aprons and gloves, and I was grateful to have the gloves. The food came pretty quickly and the service was good. I am almost OK with the fact that it took over the space of my former favorite Thai restaurant in the neighborhood.

My coworker who is a native of the Dominican Republic mentioned one day that she frequently picks up rotisserie chicken at a Dominican restaurant called Alex’s Chimis in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. It’s only a few miles from my apartment, so my boyfriend and I picked up a chicken for dinner one Sunday. It came with rice and beans and a side…we chose sweet potatoes. Everything was enjoyable and we had enough leftovers for a second meal. Thumbs up!

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