This year's Taste of the Marshwalk was held Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, and brought out a huge amount of people both days. Also held during the event was the 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Showdown at The MarshWalk sponsored by Tito’s Vodka. Here are a few photos from that Saturday's portion of the event.
New restaurant to the Marshwalk Catfish Johnny's had an increasingly significant crowd at their location due to the shrimp & grits and fried catfish. They took over the location formally known as Capt. Dave's Dockside. Their "original buffet on the Marshwalk" has been a huge hit amongst locals and tourists alike.
Local favorite Dead Dog Saloon offered their famous she crab soup and tender bites, but the fried shrimp and grit balls stole the show. As I was taking photos in the 10 minutes I was at their location, they brought out at least five refills of the cherished golden tastes. It was a real crowd pleaser.
The Wicked Tuna also saw huge crowds flock for their creative sushi rolls as usual, but the award-winning crawfish mac & cheese wowed, too. Flavored well and excellent portions of crawfish made the taste worthy of any award that day.
Considered the sleeper that day, The Claw House's shrimp and artichoke bruschetta quickly awoken those who had it, and in return, told others to come grab it. People also enjoyed their clam chowder.
Offering a fried and grilled version, the mahi mahi tacos from Creek Ratz were flying out as fast as they could prepare the fish. People could sauce their tacos as they liked, but the flavors for some were more than enough. Their fried shrimp was also a huge hit.
Here's a shot of one of many bloody mary offerings. Each restaurant had their own version of the world-known drink. This year's winner was Creek Ratz.
Drunken Jack's offered their version of a crab cake (pictured above) and a BBQ pork slider to compliment their famous hush puppies with honey butter. That's right, compliment. Those hush puppies are to die for and the long lines proved it. But, people grabbed the sliders, too, and were super pleased. The crab cake was a huge hit as well.
Walking towards the end of the Marshwalk, Bovine's was drawing people with their BBQ baby back ribs and pork loin gumbo. The ribs were a huge favorite and the gumbo was a great compliment offering. They also served hush puppies.
Sadly, I was not able to get to Wahoo's Fish House due to time constraints. I sincerely apologize to them for not snapping a few photos of their offerings, but I heard from a few people there the fried flounder was awesome.
Here are more photos below of Saturday's portion of the event.