The latest foodie craze to hit the streets of DC is the gourmet food truck. Mind you, these are not your parents' food trucks, which were really nothing more than snack cards or a mobile catering business that serviced construction sites and movie studios. No, these are mobile kitchens without the overhead of establishing a physical restaurant, and able to go to where the customers are at a moment's notice. The idea is simple - a minimal kitchen with a focus on one or two food items that the mobile chefs rock as their signature dish. Some even offer loyalty cards, which reward you for your repeat business. And a good number of them accept credit cards.
So with new trucks hitting the road every day, and the food truck craze continuing to spread, it only makes sense that one would be serving up tasty, tasty crab (especially in this area!). Feelin' Crabby doesn't serve up crab cakes, however. But, instead, deliver a tasty crab sandwich (called a Crabwich), which you can view as either the crab's answer to the lobser roll, or an uncooked crab cake. Either way, it's crab (and jumbo lump at that!). But is it delicious? Let's find out!
Feelin' Crabby's menu consists of a crab sandwich (which is comprised of jumbo lump crab, red pepper, lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll), and a crab salad (which is the same thing, but in a slightly different form as it lacks bread that comprises a sandwich). Their secondary offerings are their homemade iced tea, lemonade and (naturally) Arnold Palmers. Credit cards accepted. They also have a loyalty card where you receive a free chips and drink after purchasing 5 Crabwiches.
Nothing but crab, sauce and spice, which is simply mayo, Old Bay, diced peppers and parsley. Because this is more of a take on a lobster roll, the crab is served cold. The crab, which is a blend of Chesapeake crab and Indonesian blue crab in order to keep costs down, has a good, sweet flavor to it. The sauce is light and stays out of the way, allowing the Old Bay to accentuate.
While you do see a good bit of spice in the picture, our thoughts were that the sandwich could have used a little more spice or maybe allow it to be mixed in a little more into the sauce, as opposed to being sprinkled on top. (If only Old Bay came in packets like salt and pepper. *sigh*) There was a bit of skepticism to putting jumbo lump crab meat between buns, but this works really well as a sandwich. The choice of a kaiser roll allows the crab flavor to come through, where as other bun choices would compete with or cover up the crab flavor. All in all, a very tasty sandwich, worthy of your hard earned cash.
The other major props I need to give Feelin' Crabby is for their excellent communication. Unlike another crab cake truck (that shall remain nameless), Feelin' Crabby uses various forms of social media to make their presence known. The best place is to check their website, which also lists their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Or you can use the various online food truck trackers to see where they are in relation to all of the other food trucks.
Have you tried Feelin' Crabby's Crabwich? Let us know about it in the comments!
- Restaurant Name: Feelin' Crabby
- Restaurant Type: Food Truck
- Website: http://www.feelincrabby.com/
- Review Date: 8/22/11 12:21pm
- Atmosphere: Not Busy
- Item(s) Ordered: Crab Sandwich
- Cooking Style: Other
- Other Styles Available: No
- Price: 11
- Order Type: Sandwich
- Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
- Filler: None
- Spice: Minimal
- Overall Impression: Very Good
Rating (out of 5 crabs):