It’s A Summer Seafood Party On 13th Street
Summer ain’t over yet. At least not on 13th Street, where Marcie Turney and Val Safran are running three nights of seafood specials at their restaurants to celebrate all the bountiful (and delicious) sea critters we eat during the hottest months.
From Sunday, August 10, through Tuesday, August 12, there will be special seafood-inspired menus, with beverage pairings, offered at each of their four popular Midtown Village restaurants. We’re talking ceviches at Lolita, a crab boil at Jamonera, lobster spaghetti at Little Nonna’s, and a mixed seafood grill at Barbuzzo. The dinners are running $45 per person (which includes a paired drink), excluding tax and gratuity. Check out all the menus after the jump.
• Baja-inspired Seafood at Lolita (106 South 13th Street, 215-546-7100)
Vuelva a la Vida or “return to life” seafood cocktail;
Snapper Ceviche with scallop, shrimp, crab, squid, Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, cilantro and plantains;
Fried Lobster Tostadas with chilled lobster salad, avocado, pickled cabbage and crispy shallots;
Baja Grilled Seafood with grilled scallops, shrimp and mahi, avocado-tomatillo salsa, charred green onions and smoky morita pico de gallo;
Honeydew-Cucumber Margarita (one per person).
• Crabs & Cans at Jamonera (105 South 13th Street, 215-922-6061)
Shared Salad of local farm vegetables;
Spanish Spiced Blue Crab & Head-on Shrimp Boil, served with saffron new potatoes, grilled corn on the cobb, crispy calasparra rice, smoked chive blossom butter, horseradish aioli and fresh lemon;
Tasting of four beers: Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, Blue Point Summer Ale, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice and Terrapin Recreational.
• Spaghetti & Lobster at Little Nonna’s (1234 Locust Street, 215-546-2100)
Shared Grilled Romano Bean Caesar Salad;
Nonna’s Garlic Bread;
One Pound Lobster served with spaghetti in a San Marzano tomato sauce with chile, garlic and herbs;
Choice of Pinot Bianco or Sangiovese (one glass per person).
• Mediterranean Mixed Grill & Rose at Barbuzzo (110 South 13th Street, 215-546-9300)
Local Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad;
Mixed Grill of swordfish, head-on Gulf shrimp, Chistorras chorizo and calamari served with grilled corn on the cobb, fennel pork sausage, roasted peppers, grilled onions, romesco, salsa verde and lemon;
Warm Stonefruit Crostata for Two;
Weingut Knauss, Trollinger Rose, 2013 (one glass per person).