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 seafood and steaks at Catfish Sam's 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 ($10.99 for one fillet) beckons ravenous forks from its perch atop a fluffy bed of rice pilaf, and the cornmeal-coated and golden-fried whole-catfish dinner ($11.99) keeps jaw muscles as fit as Mr. Universe’s fiddle. Beef buffs can dunk broiled bites of charbroiled new york rib eye in zesty garlic sauce (12 oz. for $16.99) or pair top sirloin steak with a trio of jumbo shrimp ($18.99). Catfish Sam’s kitchen wizards also prepare kid-friendly portions ($5.99 each) of catfish strips, chicken strips, or chicken-fried steak to distract tiny mouths from ruining family dinners with their incessant theorizing about quantum mechanics.
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.