Best thing I ate: Bucket of crawfish, shrimp and crabs to-go

Critic Brad A. Johnson says if not for the pandemic, he probably never would have thought to order a cajun seafood boil for takeout.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • September 2, 2020
If not for the pandemic, I don’t think it ever would have occurred to me to order takeout from a place like The Kickin’ Crab. Cajun-inspired crawfish restaurants like this local chain and countless others are ubiquitous in Orange County. And at...
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