Do you remember? In the late 60’s and 70’s, just about every family restaurant had these iconic dishes on the menu: Shrimp Cocktail, Tuna Melt, Chef’s Salad, the Club Sandwich and if you were lucky, Crab or Shrimp Louis. I’ll never forget the first time a bowl of Crab Louie was placed in front of me. It was overwhelming.
It felt splendid and sinful at the same time. How could anyone deserve this much food in a bowl? Of course, I was a little girl and I felt a bit like Lily Tomlin’s precocious character Edith Ann in the oversized rocking chair as I stared down this gargantuan salad. Here’s to old memories and a dish for a new generation to discover. May this classic never be forgotten! Here’s a version of the Louis with pasta.