Boiling Crab in Westwood had their soft opening on Monday... hoped that Wednesday would be soon enough to beat the crowds.
Turns out it wasn't. Had over an hour wait.
Packed with UCLA students as both customers and employees, the experience, while a tad slow, worked admirably for a restaurant only open for 3 days. Deep fried calamari was actually decent for a Boiling Crab, raw oysters weren't bad, and while the "mild" was a little spicy and the "whole shebang" didn't seem quite as flavorful as others, the 3lb of shrimp went well. Ditto for a pound of garlic mussels. Mmmmmmmm.
Now only if certain people in the group could bring themselves to slum it with the college crowd... ;-)