I believe it is safe to say that Black Marilyn headquarters has moved to the Angry Crab Shack & BBQ, located at 2808 East Indian School Road. Yaaasssss
I interviewed Ralph Presswood, whom I’d first met when I was playing a practical joke on a new waitress. I was pretending to be deaf, and my hairstylist/homie/friend, Ms.Fatima was pretending to be my sign language interpreter. Imagine getting cussed out via sign language and requesting a manager at the same time, it was a mess.. enter Ralph.
Get this, so he tells me that he and the other founding fathers built this place from scratch. From the walls with the wood panels, where you can write your name to the fence that outlines the bar. the atmosphere is fun and chaotic. It’s like Cheers on steroids. My good friend Ryno Meiring is the kitchen manager. He’s known to bring out the live lobster or crab. I was waiting on the alligator! Dan Sevilla (The Man), Ron Liu(The Other Man), Jason Lopez(The Chef), Andy Dimon(The Jew), and another guy who shall remain anonymous, because we haven’t been on our 3rd date yet.. have done an excellent job putting all of their personalities into one big pot. LET’S EAT
The Sishes aka Sample Dishes
Gator Nuggets – if anyone ever tells you it tastes like chicken, punch them in the face. It tastes way better than chicken. Gator meat is kind of rubbery, has a little sweetness to it, but it was delicious! Especially when it is dipped in the Cajun Mayo sauce. It’s like you’ve died and gone to Swamp People heaven.
The Shrimp Trifecta – with the level 2 spice. How can you go wrong with shrimp? Combined with Old Bay seasoning, Cajun seasoning, and a third that I can’t remember. Regardless, my nose was still watering at level 2. I’m so fat, that I don’t have time to peel the shrimp I just have time to eat it. Next time I’m going to request this at a level 5 – live dangerously.
The Catfish Basket – who knew that catfish could be juicy and fried to perfection if it didn’t come from the Legion? The catfish entree comes with cajun fries or a side of rice. Ralph suggests that you order rice and hot sauce, because there’s really no other way to eat it. Hmmm.. I will remember that the next time I’m in a serious relationship.
Beef Brisket and the Pork Rib – both of these have their own special sauces. One being the mid western vinegar sauce and for the ribs traditional ketchup based BBQ sauce.
Shhh.. don’t tell anyone, but they also have a secret menu during happy hour. Everything is normally $5. Expect to find gumbo fries, barbecue pulled pork, loaded mac and cheese, and the list goes on.
Wayment.. I almost forgot the draank(not a typo)
Dixie Peach – probably named after a stripper in the south, because this is sure to take your last few dollars. Mixed with Patron, Peach Schnapps, and Grand Marnier. I grew hair on the left side of my head and my chest after drinking this one.
Hurricane – contains passion fruit, sweet and sour, rum and grenadine. This is not to be confused with the one promoted by E-40, mainly because Ralph doesn’t know who E-40 is!! INTERVIEW OVER.
I give Angry Crab Shack & BBQ 4 stallion stomps with an extra swing of the mane. Mainly because I wasn’t expecting the beef brisket and pork ribs to be off the chain.
Be sure to visit their other locations that are currently open in Goodyear, Peoria, and Mesa. Along with other locations opening in Glendale and Ahwatukee. Tell them Large Marge sent ya!
Comedienne August O’neal