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Killer Shrimp

I was just on yahoo.com and the #1 topic on their 'Trending Now' was Killer Shrimp. Any news on the resurrection of Killer Shrimp? According to their website, they are coming back in the summer of 2010, but that has been up with no updates for quite some time. Just curious what got Killer Shrimp to the top of Yahoo searches today...

Here is their official website with the summer 2010 mention:

http://www.killershrimp.com/killershr...

EDIT: OK, I'm embarrased and need to get my mind off of food. Apparently, there are a different sort of Killer Shrimp in this world (UK in this instance) and they are creating some havoc for local wildlife...

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  1. The trending is because they found some actually killer (as in kills-other-shrimp-in-its-habitat) shrimp in the UK.

    I didn't know the restaurant of the same name was coming back, though.

    1. This is such a funny coincidence. I came here looking for news about Killer Shrimp because I have been trying to replicate the broth, and this site had some pretty good modifications in the reader comments.
      http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/killer-...
      And one of the comments said the restaurant was coming back Summer 2010.
      Then my husband sent me the official killer shrimp "Coming soon" link with the title "Could it be true?"
      So much talk of killer shrimp in one day! (Without me actually eating any.)

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      1. re: khh1138

        the website does have the logo for killer shrimp.

        1. re: kevin

          Yes, it looks promising, right? But I hear that page has been up since early in the year. And summer has come and gone <silently weeping>.

          1. re: khh1138

            Yes, but when do restaurants actually open on time? I, for one, am still keeping my fingers crossed.
            It's funny, when I saw that Killer Shrimp was #1 trending on Yahoo, I immediately thought it was the restaurant. Never for one second, until I read all the titles, did it occur to me that it would be anything else.
            HOPEFULLY the Killer Shrimp restaurant will be resurrected soon!! ;

      2. Have you tried Jack Shrimp in Newport Beach? I haven't been, but I heard they were similar to Killer Shrimp. I loved the broth at Killer Shrimp, but I would avoid the place because I could eat at least two loaves of bread soaked in that broth.

        http://jackshrimp.com/

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        Jack Shrimp Restaurant
        2400 W Coast Hwy Ste M, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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        1. re: annapurna7

          I have a discount coupon for them but have not gone yet. Will hopefully be going soon, tho. I know, the bread and the broth are "killer" (in more ways than one!). ;-)

          1. re: WildSwede

            i have been to jack shrimp in newport, and my opinion is that it is pretty close to Killer Shrimp, it may be about 10% off or my now fleeting memories of Killer Shrimp are fading me.

          2. re: annapurna7

            We visited Jack Shrimp around 10 years ago, and the owner told us that his grandmother invented the original recipe. Upon her death, the recipe went to both he and the sister, who owned Killer Shrimp.

            Each tweaked the recipe slightly, I believe. But, both are/were really, really good.

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            Jack Shrimp Restaurant
            2400 W Coast Hwy Ste M, Newport Beach, CA 92663

              1. re: GK in SO

                I thought Killer Shrimp was owned by Lee Michaels, for '70s rock star. Maybe he was just fronting it?

                1. re: Muskrat

                  Lee still owns a small part of it, but he told me it's mostly his kids deal now, they will be opening up a new one soon

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              1. We split off a recipe for Killer Shrimp to our Home Cooking board. You can find that thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/734298