Quick Bites: 8.9.17

boiling mad
A new spot has opened among U. City’s concentration of Asian eateries and groceries on Olive Boulevard. Mad Crab, a seafood boil eatery, opened last week, serving steamed crawfish, crab, lobster, shrimp, mussels and more atop paper-lined tables. Opened by Victor Ho at 8080 Olive Blvd., Mad Crab also offers a few prepared dishes.

we’ll toast to that!
Several local restaurants were honored with Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 Awards of Excellence, based on the quality of their wine offerings. Recognized at the prestigious ‘two wine glasses’ level: Lucas Park Grille, Balaban’s, Annie Gunn’s, 801 Fish and Truffles. Earning ‘one wine glass’ recognition: Copia, Vin de Set, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, The Melting Pot, 801 Chophouse, Remy’s, Morton’s and Fleming’s.

bailey’s branches out  
The venerable Bailey’s Chocolate Bar is moving to the upstairs space at 1915 Park Ave. to make room for an entirely new restaurant downstairs. Owner Dave Bailey has not yet divulged what this new venture will look like, but it’s expected to open next month.

beer & adobo
Now that Guerrilla Street Food has taken over the kitchen at 2nd Shift Brewery (601 Sublette Ave.), there are promises of new Filipino specialties to be added to the staples served at the Grand Boulevard spot, owned by Brian Hardesty and Joel Crespo.