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[Lyndon Ferrer and his family have created Crabby Boil, newly launched in Batavia.]
BATAVIA – Seafood gets Cajun-inspired treatment at the newly opened Crabby Boil in Batavia, where bibs are provided to diners who are encouraged to get messy as they crack into such seafood favorites as crab, shrimp, lobster, mussels and crawfish.
The interior's mix of seating includes picnic and conventional tables amid wharf-like timbers and a few nautical touches to pay homage to casual coastal eateries. It's a family operation, owner Lyndon Ferrer said, noting the entire kitchen was redone during the remodeling of the space at 220 N. Randall Road.
He said he and his wife, May, have been experimenting with the recipes for years, with a dream to someday own their own business. They brought her brother on board as operations manager in the kitchen and one of the cooks.
"It's Cajun based, but we have our own twist on it," Ferrer said of Crabby Boil's dishes. "We like the feel of … Batavia. All the people that have come through so far are awesome. The city is awesome to work with. We like the community [and] like what they are building and we want to be a part of it. … It made sense to open this type of business in this area where there really is nothing like it."
Beer and wine are being added to their offerings as they fine-tune the operation. In explaining the full-service restaurant's concept, Ferrer said emphasis is paid to service.
"We are a seafood boil where you pick your choice of shellfish, pick your sauce or any additional adds-ons," he said, noting they are then mixed together, put in a bag and boiled. "We serve it to you in a bag or dump it out on your [butcher paper-covered] table to make a nice wonderful mess with."