After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of fried catfish, steaks, and more at Catfish Sam's, located in Arlington.
Catfish Sam's fry-masters hush grumbling bellies with a hearty menu of fried catfish, charbroiled steaks, and homemade desserts. Broiled lemon-pepper catfish ($13.49) beckons ravenous forks atop a fluffy bed of rice pilaf, and the cornmeal-coated and golden-fried all-you-can-eat catfish dinner ($18.99) keeps tummies happy and full. Beef buffs can dunk broiled bites of New York charbroiled steak in zesty garlic sauce (14 oz. for $16.99) or pair strip steak with a trio of jumbo shrimp ($21.49). Before diners surrender their silverware, homemade treats such as Butterfinger pie and lemon ice-box pie (whole pie, $12.95 each) allow them to indulge in a appetite-destroying dessert rather than going home to consume the model of the Palace of Versailles made out of Rice Krispies Treats.
The aroma of catfish filets frying in the kitchen wafts through Catfish Sam's and unites with the scents of hand-breaded-shrimp appetizers and charbroiled rib-eye steaks. Each table comes dressed with complimentary sides, including no-fat pinto beans, coleslaw, housemade yeast rolls, hush puppies, and green-tomato relish.