Monday, May 4, 2009

Crawfish in Kimberton!




I don't do restaurant promo posts as a rule here at all, but I just gotta do this one. Friends Nancy and Craig Miller own The Station Bistro, a terrific BYOB in Kimberton, PA, in the western burbs of Philadelphia, with good, straightforward cooking and some of the best house-smoked ribs, turkey and shaved pork I've ever had.


But it’s May, prime crawfish season, and Craig and Nancy are itching to do a crawfish boil.

For years with them it was a Louisiana-style backyard thing at their home, and now they have this 1-1/2 yr. old restaurant in a bucolic village in Chester County....well, it just makes sense to open the thing up a bit.


Save the date: May 17, 12-7PM


I don't know of any place that does a real crawfish boil anywhere near Philly, so that's why I'm mentioning this one here. I've been to a few of these, and it just doesn't get any better than a Craig and Nancy crawfish boil.


“We have the crawfish flown in fresh from Louisiana that day,” Nancy tells me, “and we use an authentic seasoning blend to flavor the boil. It’s the real deal.”

Diners will have a choice of getting All-You-Can-Eat crawfish, jambalaya, coleslaw and a beverage for $28.95; OR a full helping of Craig's now-famous, smoked-on-site baby-back ribs, french fries, coleslaw, and a beverage for $25.95.


There will be some Sly Fox beers for tasting, but since the Station Bistro is a BYOB, Craig suggests you also bring a few good beers to pair with his down-home Cajun feast: “A good, crisp pilsner such as Sly Fox Pikeland Pils or Victory Prima Pils, or an amber lager like Yuengling’s will taste great with my crawfish, as would a hoppy beer like Victory HopDevil or Sly Fox’s Belgian style Saison Vos Farmhouse Ale But definitely a beer that can stand up to the bold flavors.” Personally, I'll be grabbing a growler of Pikeland Pils, Rte 113 IPA or the new Dax Maibock from nearby Sly Fox Brewpub in Phoenixville.

Reservations can be made at (610)933-1147 or via the restaurant’s e-mail link at http://www.stationbistro.com/. I'm going to try to put a group together for this; if ya likes the Cajun food, cher, this is a good day in the country, I gar-on-tee.

7 comments:

Steven said...

Do you know where they are getting their crawfish from in Louisiana?
There is a website called Cajun Grocer, and they actually ship live crawfish nationwide. Pretty Cool.

Rich said...

I'm sure a quick call or e-mail to Nancy and Craig will get you an answer.

---Guy said...

That's a Sunday, eh?

Hmmmmmm.......

Rich said...

It is indeed, and a Craig and Nancy crawfish boil is worth the drive from anywhere.

okbrewer said...

Had some crawfish etouffee yesterday!

Cris said...

Beautiful!

---Guy said...

Have fun, I won't be able to make it. Blown head gasket in my car yesterday.....