I went to Los Angeles county earlier today with one of my friends to accompany her as she met up with some of her pre- professional gaming era friends. Apparently, they wanted to go to a restaurant called The Boiling Crab. After I arrived, I discovered that it wasn’t actually a real restaurant (at least, not to any decent human’s standards). I’m not really a huge fan of seafood (unless I prepare it myself), but because I’m pretty open and not very picky with food, I was fine with going to a seafood place. But, considering the way that I got served, I wouldn’t really consider this a restaurant. You know how generally, at a restaurant (or even at home), you get your food served on a plate? Well, apparently, the Boiling Crab thinks it’s normal to instead just throw your food into a clear grocery bag, squirt some sauce into it, shake it up, and throw it on your table. You might as well call your table your plate, because it seems to serve that dual purpose – the table just has a bunch of wax paper covering it, with no plates provided. Eating utensils? You don’t get those either. You better be ready to get your hands dirty, unless you want to shove your face straight into grocery bag like the dog that they treat you like. It’s beyond my comprehension how this is actually a thing, and how they haven’t gone out of business yet due to this repulsive concept. This careless and reckless environment seems to also be rubbing off on the waiters. Never before have I seen containers of salt and lemon pepper be thrown onto tables from feet away. Want your container to be upright? You’re out of luck, because all of them are going to land upside-down or sideways, getting seasoning everywhere. But the best part? It’s absurdly expensive. You don’t actually save money as a result of the Boiling Crab saving tons of money by not providing a proper eating environment. Instead, they charge a high price by the pound and end up just dumping a ton of seafood shell and waste on your table. I wouldn’t be surprised if the cost of the actual seafood meat ended up being over US$100/pound, considering how much of what you buy, you just send right back to the restaurant as garbage. I’m sure you know by this point where I’m never going back to.