As You Like It
When the waiter delivered the crawfish dinner ($15.95) at the Magnolia Bar & Grill (6000 Richmond, 713-781-6207), he asked with a wry smile, "Do you think that'll hold you for a while?" The massive dinner platter is a crawfish feast. No peeling, no mess, no sucking the heads -- just lustful enjoyment. The plate comes with lightly battered and fried crawfish with a spicy house cocktail sauce, a heaping helping of crawfish jambalaya and a crawfish pie, consisting of a puff pastry topped with some crawfish étouffée. There's also a fabulous crawfish au gratin, featuring -- you guessed it -- crawfish, swimming in a buttery, cheesy sauce. The only dilemma with this dish is where to begin.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.