I'm going to dedicate this blog to my sister's significant other...Mike because we had the best time playing Jewish Geography while eating at catch & Release Saturday night. I think there might
be one other person I have had this much playing that game with, but that's a distant memory, for another time. I'm also dedicating this blog post to Mike because he loves talking about food as much as I do!
So, Saturday night my sisters Lisa and Tracy joined us for dinner both with their other halves, Mike. Tracy's Mike (whom I adore) has been my brother-in-law (aka Mr. Fix-It) for alomost 30 years. Lisa's Mike I've actually
known, but haven't seen since high school since they only recently re-connected. It's funny that we were going to Catch & Release because I thought to myself, "Mike 's a great catch, but I'd never want to release him!" So Mike M; this one's dedicated
If you like seafood (a la Connie & Ted's) you'll adore C&R. It's one of the Marina's hottest new seafood restaurants dedicated to the preservation and purity of ocean to table
dining. Enough with the farm to table people, we're moving on to oceans now! Chef Jason Neroni (Superba Snack Bar, Spago) combines East Coast seafood with high quality California ingredients.
nautical theme is classy, yet fun with picnic tables, exposed light bulbs, faux wooden shingles, along with booths for more privacy.
We started with the "HoJo" crispy clam strips with Old
Bay, and bread and Butter Tartar Sauce. For the record, they are some of the best in LA. Be sure to order the buttery, baked-to-order sea salt Parker House Rolls. Four come to an order, and you'll eat every last one! Spaghetti with dungeness
crab, ramp (spring onion) butter, chilies, breadcrumbs, and lemon is outstanding. We also had the big Lobster Roll stuffed with chunks of meat, Duke's Mayo (tangy mayonnaise used in the south), tarragon, and lemon. Haddock fish and chips with slaw,
Old Bay fries, and tartar sauce was crispy and flavorful. Finally we had the Wild Striped Sea Bass with green beans, and black kale pasta, served in a white wine shellfish broth. We also enjoyed the sugar snap peas with bacon. Each dish was as amazing
as the one before it! The restaurant does add on a 20% Admin charge (a gratuity that covers waitstaff) so don't feel obligated to leave a tip on top of that! Service is top-notch and we can't wait to go back! We are definitely not releasing this one! Catch
& Release 13488 Maxella Avenue Marina del Rey (310) 893-6100. Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4p.m.-10:30p.m. Friday 4p.m.-11p.m. Saturday 11a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Recommended Dishes:Clam Strips, Parker House Rolls, Fish & Chips, Sugar Snap Peas, Corn, Spaghetti, Lobster Roll,