What’s up, Nomsters! A lot of restaurants have started opening up outdoor seating to bring people back and help everyone feel a sense of normality again while enjoying some of their favorite foods. Bistro Boudin, located up the stairs from the Fisherman’s Wharf Boudin, is trying something different by opening a popup in the parking lot behind the restaurant that they’re calling the Boudin Summer Grill Crab Fest! There’s plenty of outdoor seating with tons of delicious food that we’ll get into riiiight…. now!
They aren’t stingy at Boudin Summer Grill Crab Fest! These crab cakes are massive and full of flavor. You honestly don’t even need the tartar sauce, but it adds a nice creamy, slightly citrusy taste that compliments the crab cake without overpowering it. It’s crafted with arugula, corn relish, and lemongrass sauce.
Crab is one of our favorite things ever, but it’s one of those things you have to work for – at least you usually do. But not with the cracked crab from Boudin Summer Grill Crab Fest! As the name suggests, each piece is pre-cracked, so the hard part is already done for you. They make it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, onions, shallots, and black pepper. If you have nothing else, definitely give this one a try!
Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl
The clam chowder in a bread bowl is a Boudin classic. The original Boudin Bakery in San Francisco is known for their sourdough bread, and if you visit the Fisherman’s Wharf location you can even see the bread being made if you time it right. If not, you can still see some amazing bread creations like a sourdough alligator. But they also make delicious sourdough bowls for their soups, and clam chowder is a definite go-to!
The crab cocktail was the most refreshing of the various dishes we tried. If you’re looking for something light and summery, don’t miss this one! It’s served with crab on top of toasted sourdough, lemon, and lettuce with a side of house made cocktail sauce.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Breaking from the seafood theme, they also have several delicious sandwiches including a chicken sandwich, hamburger, and this pulled pork sandwich! It’s packed with pulled pork, arugula, and cole slaw, and slathered in their homemade BBQ sauce. Normally we might think something like this is a little sauce-heavy, but their recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and smokey so we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.
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