How did I miss this thread?
I tried them maybe 6 years ago in Sherman, Texas. Didn't care for them but I have a lot to compare them with or to in a preposition ending sentence. Someone ought to change that rule!
The next time I was there they had already closed.
But... so did my favorite fried shrimp place so it could be the area and not the product. Those shrimp were incredible!
Evidently they have had a problem with keeping consistent quality in their franchise locations. Too bad, because the one here in McKinney is still "going strong".
Evidently they do especially well in college towns where "the munchies" are seemingly metastatic. In any case, they are now almost nation-wide with 146 locations and 'counting'. I asked my daughter and she says to one in Charlottesville is doing great. When I went to Mr. Jefferson's "academikal village
" the "problem" was beer and Bourbon hangovers. I guess times have changed!
---------------------------- Yes, that shrimp place!
We drove up there on your suggestion and you were correct; the shrimp were fantastic! In fact, my very first "food pics" post was on that occasion.
A few months later I was in downtown Dallas and I sought out that location for lunch but was very disappointed that it had shut down. Arriving home I checked online to find that the one in Sherman was gone as well.
To borrow a phrase from the Twitterer-in-Chief:
I never have been able to figure out why (really good, big) fried shrimp are so hard to find in Dallas. I can understand our crappy crab cakes, but Texas has hundreds of miles more Gulf coast than LA, MS, & AL - states where you can even find excellent shrimp at filling stations!
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2017/12/29 11:48:29