Thursday, October 20, 2005
Let there be Seaboat in Heaven. Amen.
I am not a franchise sort of girl; I prefer to frequent small businesses. I'm going to blog about a few of my favorite places now and in the future, in hopes of convincing you to do likewise. If you can't make it to Champaign to meet us for dinner or shopping, then start exploring your own neighborhoods NOW for similar establishments. The food's better, and people are nicer. It's win-win.
1114 N. Market Street
Get ready to carry out the best fish sandwich you've ever eaten in your life. One will easily feed two, for only $5. I can't decide which is better, "The Seaboat" sandwich or their shrimp and rice, a combination of white rice, shrimp and a secret spice/sauce recipe. Again, $5 will get you a vat of this stuff enough to fill two people.
The ingredients are fresh, and most dishes are cooked while you wait. Other offerings there include shrimp dinners, chicken tenders, spaghetti, and sweet potato pie.
It's family-owned and operated; the atmosphere is jovial and friendly, and the place is usually bustling. Their sandwich is voted The Best Fish Sandwich, in this town, year after year after year.
Oh, I might mention that it's in a "Bad Neighborhood." There are those that would *like* to try a Seaboat Sandwich, but worry about that bad 'ol neighborhood.
To you I say "Get Over Yourself!!" You're going to stand in line with mama's and papa's and brothers and sons, while more mama's and grandmama's whip up a fantastic hot meal, and you're going to chat about "what is bean pie anyway?"
This is one "poor neighborhood" that I hope ends up in Heaven.