Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay

One of the great things about living where I do is the abundance of fresh seafood, and being able to eat it right on the waterfront. As far back as I can remember we've been eating delicious meals at the restaurants in Seabrook and Kemah, right on Galveston Bay, restaurants like Pier 8, Clear Creek Inn, and Jimmy Walker's. The only one of those to survive Hurricane Alicia was Jimmy Walker's - it's now a Landry's - and the area has now become quite commercialized. But we still enjoy going "down to the water" to eat - it's just a ten minute drive from our house - and that's what we did tonight. We ate outside on the dock, and our table overlooked the bay. We watched the boats going in and out, watched the tourists walking along the boardwalk, watched the sun set into the water. I love seeing the different names people give their boats - tonight we saw Whine Cooler and Reel Fun and Miss Behavin' - and we talk about what we would name a boat if we had one. The food was delicious. I chose crawfish tonight - some fried, some etouffe - while Hubby went with a shrimp po boy, Little Son had peel 'n eat shrimp, and Daughter - who doesn't care for seafood - enjoyed a fresh salad with grilled chicken on top. There won't be many more days that we can eat outside like that - summers here are relentless, and even nightfall brings little relief from the heat and humidity. But tonight it was perfect - a great way to finish off the weekend!

5 comments:

crazy working mom said...

I ♥ Landry's. We eat at the one in St Louis when we go through there. Their food is marvelous!

Etouffe sounds YUMMO!!!

Katie Lady said...

Darling Daughter doesn't like seafood? Did I know this? I have heard of people growing up land-locked that don't care for seafood because they've just never had really good seafood. And, I guess it's not Hubby's favorite since he had so much growing up. So, I guess it's not TOO outrageous. But, it's a shame, because I L-O-V-E me some seafood!!!

D... said...

I'm with Daughter.

Kim said...

Such a wonderful evening you all had. Some day we're going to get down there. We want to do a mini-vacation there but the way the price of gas is going I just don't know when it will be. So, the next time you go you'll have to enjoy a bite or two just for me.

jennyonthespot said...

That just sounds dreamy! We live near a bay, and go down there to look at boats and eat fish and chips from time to time. But mostly we just get ice cream and freeze - even in the summer - so different!