Best happy-hour shrimp (2000)

Anita's Crab Company

Work has just ended, and your energy is flagging: A quick bite and a beer should help you regroup. Between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Anita's Crab Company delivers a half-pound of fresh shrimp and a zingy cocktail sauce, which comes with a dollop of horseradish in the center, to your table for just $3. Peeling the shell off of shrimp has a way of soothing even the most savage computer technician, and the combination of sweetly marinated crustaceans and tangy, snappy sauce staves off some hunger without making dinner an impossibility. Enjoy the shrimp inside Anita's cool, casual dining room, or head to the uber-urban patio surrounded by lofts and parking garages. Then it won't matter so much if you drop a shell or two in your attempt to forget the day.


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