Hungry Cat's Crabfest 8 (and more half-price oysters)
It's only April but already the Hungry Cat is selling tickets for its Crabfest -- which takes place Sunday, July 15. Guess spots go fast when people hear "crabs, crabs and more crabs." It's the eighth annual blue crab extravaganza for the original Hollywood Hungry Cat -- expect messy crab cracking and Old Bay-stained fingers. Tickets, $75 each, are pre-sale only and won't be sold the day of the event. Call or stop by the Hollywood location to purchase tickets.
Meanwhile, the Hungry Cat in Santa Monica Canyon is celebrating its first anniversary on Wednesday, April 25. That means half-price oysters (regularly $15 for a half dozen or $30 for a dozen) and all-night happy hour -- half-price cocktails and draft beer.
Hollywood Hungry Cat, 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood, (323) 462-2155 (you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org); Santa Monica Canyon Hungry Cat, 100 W. Channel Road, (310) 459-3337, www.thehungrycat.com.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Maryland blue crab. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press.