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Super-thick crab cakes & wicked awesome chowdah @ Rodney’s

Now, back in January, right in the middle of Second Lockdown, I ordered a real-deal lobster dinner delivered from Rodney’s Oyster House on King Street. And I gotta say, they really knocked it outta the park. So, now that they’re reopen for indoor dining, we’re heading out to check out some of the other seafood on the menu — starting with this classic in a cup, New England clam chowder:

Now this is super-legit, right here. You’ve got PEI clams in a creamy broth with potatoes, leeks and celery, plus a couple crackers broken overtop. The crackers are what makes it, bro!!!!

But now it’s time for the main event… Dude, these crab cakes are so thick, you gotta cut ’em with a steak knife! Nice combo of Newfoundland and New Brunswick crab meat, with just enough bread crumbs to give it a nice crunch, served with a chipotle donkey sauce, and some sides of coleslaw and broccolini. Now, I kinda wish I couldda paid two bucks less to get this in a bun like I did in Maryland, cuz the sides weren’t really working for me. But you could serve these crab cakes with a side of flip-flops, and I’d still order it again — they were that good, bro!!!!

Not only is Rodney’s serving up a solid selection of seafood, but the beer list ain’t bad here, either. I went with a Clean Cut Kolsh, a nice crispy boi from Beyond the Pale in Ottawa. I had never even heard of this brewery before, but next time I’m in The City That Sleeps at 7:30, I might hafta check ’em out… cuz they nailed it with this German-style brew, bro!!!!!!!!

TORONTO’S TOP TAKEOUT: $80 lobster dinner, delivered!

Now, it’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Maritimes, but I know Atlantic lobster is the good stuff. So when I heard that Rodney’s Oyster House, a local seafood institution since 1987, was serving up a full 1.5-lb Atlantic lobster supper, you KNOW I was all over that like Anne on Green Gables, bro!!!

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Now, you’re probably wondering, how do they even deliver a cooked lobster, anyways? Well, they double-wrap it in aluminum foil before putting it in a takeout box…and surprisingly, this actually works, keeping this hero in a half shell nice ‘n warm.

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And man, this was one tasty crustacean, son! I cracked open the claws, tore into the tail and sucked all the meat outta the little teats — cuz you KNOW Imma get my money’s worth! This baby was tender, succulent, steamed to perfection with some fresh lemon and drawn butter on the side. Now, unlike the real-deal Atlantic lobster suppers in the Maritimes, they don’t give you unlimited salad and bread — I mean, it’s not like they can send the delivery guy back to make a second, or third (or fourth, or fifth…) trip. All you get on the side is a box of potato wedges — but dude, this is body by potato wedges!!!

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This pile of P.E.I.’s second-most-famous export goes pretty good with ketchup, but they actually tasted even better when I squeezed some leftover lemon juice on top. And I washed ‘er all down with a can of Canuck, this Great Lakes IPA that’s not too heavy, or too hoppy — it tastes just right with seafood. And while they gave me two lobster forks and lobster bibs, you KNOW this is just dinner for one in Flavourtown, son!!!

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