CRAY KITCHEN + BAR – Main Street

Dinner at Cray Kitchen + Bar is unlike most Vancouver dining experiences. There is a playful, unpretentious vibe in the room, and the intriguing smell of Cajun spices in the air! Putting on a bib, throwing your shells into a bucket, and using your paper-lined table as your plate might not be familiar to everyone, but for those willing to roll up their sleeves and embrace a fun Louisiana dining style, this might just be the place for you!

Located on Main Street, right near Broadway, there is no question that this is a casual dining restaurant. Décor consists of fish netting on the wall, exposed wood ceiling beams, chalkboard Menu signs, and a couple of TVs that were showing the hockey game the night we were there. Our server was attentive and friendly, and more than happy to teach us the proper way to peel and eat our shrimp and crawfish.

Using our $25 SocialShopper voucher, a value of $50, my date and I ordered the Cray-Ving Crawfish Platter: crawfish, shrimp in the shell, clams, mussels, Andouille sausage, potatoes, and corn on the cob – the perfect way for two people to affordably experience Cray’s diverse Southern offerings. I mean, the shrimp and crawfish travel all the way from Louisiana for goodness sake! We selected the Cray Mix seasoning (a blend of garlic butter, lemon pepper and Cajun spice) and a medium level of heat. The seasonings were almost too much for my admittedly sensitive pallet, but paired with a refreshing Mango Mint Mojito I’m happy to report that I survived this playful feast!

A big thank you goes out to the SocialShopper team who sent me out on my first restaurant collaboration. Ready and willing to dive right into all that Southern deliciousness, this adventure was certainly fit for an epicurious Piggy. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for Deep South delicacies, like crayfish and shrimp, or Northern favourites like Atlantic lobster and Dungeness crab. So take along your most adventurous friends, don’t wear anything fancy, and most importantly, have lots and lots of down-home delicious fun!

For more information on Cray Kitchen + Bar visit: www.getcray.com and for other exciting SocialShopper dining deals, be sure to visit SocialShopper!

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