By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Sep 07, 2020 at 2:46 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Good news is on the horizon for Crab It Your Way, the Downtown restaurant serving up a unique menu of Louisiana-style fare and customizable seafood boils.

The restaurant, which opened its doors in summer of 2019 at 823 N. 2nd St., just inside the Chalet at the River, started off with a bang. But, after just six successful months, found itself making a swift pause in operations due to a lease dispute.

Fortunately, with the dispute in resolution,owners Devonzell Hollingsworth and Andre Johnson have set their sights on re-opening on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

According to Zach Martinez, long-time consultant on the project, they’ve been lucky to have retained or re-hired a good portion of the venue’s original staff, and plans are being put into place to offer both carry-out and implement patio seating, along with socially-distanced indoor dining.

The plan will be to start off with a slightly smaller menu to start, evolving to offer a full complement of dishes as the restaurant moves forward.

Keep your eyes on Crab It Your Way’s Facebook page and Instagram feed for updates.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.