Celebrating our Big Move with Crabfest

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It’s been almost two months since we made our big move from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville, Florida, and it has been absolutely amazing so far. When we initially moved, Richard was assigned a teaching job at a local school. However, he applied for a job with the school district and is now a New Teacher Mentor. He started his new job this week, so that meant it was time to celebrate with a delicious meal at Red Lobster!

I went to college in Gainesville from 1997 – 2002. For my 19th birthday, sophomore year of college, two of my friends took me to Red Lobster, the same restaurant I enjoyed with my family to celebrate our new house and Richard’s new job 18 years later! And how do you begin every delicious meal at Red Lobster? With Cheddar Bay Biscuits, of course. The same recipe I’ve enjoyed my entire life – they are just delicious!

When we arrived at the restaurant, we were promptly seated. The kids were given their menus and crayons to color. Our waitress was very attentive. She answered any questions we had about the regular menu and Crabfest menu. Our entrees came with salads, which she served to us just minutes after we ordered.The best way to celebrate was by enjoying items from the limited-time Crabfest menu. During Crabfest, diners are invited to explore the largest variety of crab dishes all year, including five brand new and four classic crab entrees. We ordered two Crabfest entrees: NEW! Dueling Crab Legs™ and Crab Lover’s Dream®.


The NEW! Dueling Crab Legs™ is a pairing of Snow and sweet Pacific Northwest Dungeness crab legs, served with a full ear of seasoned Chesapeake corn. The crab tasted deliciously fresh and was cooked to absolute perfection. I really enjoyed the Dungeness Crab, which is caught from the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of North America.

Our second entree was the Crab Lover’s Dream®, which features wild-caught North American Snow crab legs and king crab legs, paired with Red Lobster’s signature crab linguini Alfredo, and side of broccoli. 

Snow Crab is known for its trademark large clusters, snowy-white meat and sweet, delicate flavor, and the crab linguini Alfredo just happens to be one of my favorite Red Lobster dishes since I was a child. It can be found on the menu year-round. Can you tell Bryce loved it, too? Lydia loved trying all of the different types of crab! The crab meat was juicy and enhanced with a quick splash of lemon and a dip in the drawn butter {our server brought us extra when we ran out, so don’t hesitate to ask if you use it all}. Did I mention that crab can totally be a finger food? Yup, have fun eating your crab however you’d like! And don’t forget to ask for extra napkins.

Whether it’s king crab sourced from the icy waters of Alaska, Dungeness crab from the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, or blue crab from the Atlantic Coast of North America, all of the crab served at Red Lobster is traceable to the source.

And don’t forget a tasty cocktail to pair with your crab entrees. The NEW! Crabfest® Cooler is a tropical cocktail made with Malibu, Midori, sour mix, and pineapple, topped off with a Blue Curaçao float. It’s a great complement to the delicious Crabfest dishes.

Richard and I were stuffed, but the kids always have room for dessert! They enjoyed an ice cream sundae from the kid’s menu.

Are you celebrating a special occasion? Even if you aren’t, celebrate because it’s Thursday or because you got a new outfit or because you want a delicious seafood dinner. Just head to Red Lobster and try these tasty dishes from the limited-time Crabfest menu!

Learn more about the sea-to-table journey of Red Lobster’s Alaskan crab.

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia (age 7) and Bryce (age 5). Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.
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