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Jul 15, 2010 06:19 AM

Brother's Crawfish - has anyone tried it?

I saw this in a recent Zagat email:
Tucked into Dorchester’s Fields Corner (which is getting a face-lift), budget-friendly Asian-Southern fusioner Brother’s Crawfish offers Cajun-style crawfish by the pound accompanied by sides of baby corn and smoked sausage, as well as fried seafood and teriyaki dishes – all offered up in a modest storefront with glass-topped bistro tables; P.S. there’s no liquor served, but the owners are applying for a license. 272 Adams St., Dorchester; 617-265-1100

Has anyone tried this place yet?

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  1. Interesting, as crawfish season is over. I'll keep an eye on this thread as a road trip could be in order during crawfish season if the place is worth it.

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    1. Just to keep things in the same thread.... finally made it to Brothers' today for lunch and it was pretty fantastic. It's a small place, storefront, maybe 5-6 tables. I had about a pound of the Oriental Express crawfish (butter, onion, scallion, and a lot of garlic) which came with bread to sop up the delicious sauce it was sauteed in, and with a hot dipping sauce that was complex and tasty. They now offer a sampler of all their crawfish styles mixed together, and they were touting blue crab as well (everyone I saw was having crawfish though!) Friendly and quick service. FYI, there is a parking lot for Brothers' right across the street.

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      1. re: fesenjan

        the crawfish was sauteed, not boiled?

        1. re: autopi

          No, it's not boiled. They precooked it ahead of time to store in the pan then sauteed with whatever flavoring you want so it's only lukewarm when you get it. Just saw a sign outside "buy 3lb/get 1lb free". Crawfish season is over but I was just in Cali where they served fresh crawfish for $5/lb; wonder where the live ones come from?

          1. re: joebloe

            Live ones may be coming from Louisiana, restaurants are already selling them boiled there. It's possible but I doubt it as I'm sure the supply is not enough to ship out, but I could be wrong.