Growing up on the Gulf Coast, I had all kind of fresh, wonderful seafood. I quit eating seafood, moved to Austin, and never gave shrimp, lobster, crabs and the such another thought. That was, until I went to Quality Seafood on Airport Blvd.
Happy Meal has been wanting to try this place for months, and we've looked at the menu, and decided it would not be a good fit for the two of us. Yesterday, he mentioned oysters, so we headed over to the restaurant/market. He ordered the oysters and a shrimp po-boy.
I scoured the menu, and decided to get a bit creative. Honestly, I didn't have a choice. I ordered a side garden salad, toasted bun, and fried okra. It took forever for the food to come out, but when it did, I created a veggie sandwich. It was giant, along with the massive amount of okra, so I took more than half home for later. A salad jammed into toasted bread might not seem like an exciting thing, but add some tabasco and salt, and it's much tastier than eating a bowl of shitty lettuce.
Happy Meal said the shrimp po-boy was just as good as any he had any New Orleans, which is saying a great deal, seeing as he still talks about Casamento's, the 92 year old restaurant on Magazine Street. He said the oysters were fresh, although it was just a tad stomach-turning for me to sit next to him, slurping happily at the poor little guys. So, although I don't have a million options at Quality Seafood, we will be back.