The Long Version: Know when a restaurant is in real trouble? When they start giving away free beer. That's not the punch-line to some joke, but the opening in a dark new dramatic chapter to the real-life Hot N Juicy Crawfish locale I covered back in mid-July.
|Don't try the food or the free beer - Hot N Juicy Crawfish|
That lovely hand-drawn sign you see above says in cursive at the bottom, "All Day Weekends, 3-cl Weekdays", or all day every weekend day (Saturday and Sunday) and 3pm to closing during the week.
That's a lot of free beer. I don't think they have much to worry about, though, because the place was nearly empty. I didn't go in to check, so I could have mistaken staff for customers, but there were a few scattered about. If their food was any indication, I wouldn't drink their beer either, free or otherwise.
I don't want to see anyone loose their job, especially in this economic environment. But Hot N Juicy deserves to go out of business because of its poor food and service. Instead, head next door to the newly-opened Tijuana Flats for great burritos, chips, salsa, and other Tex-Mex food. And excellent service. All at a a far better price than what you'd spend over at Hot N Juicy.
|Great burritos, chips, salsa, Tex-Mex and more.|