Bag o’ seafood
The Shrimp Lover, Mini Combo
At the new Shrimp Lover in South Sacramento, the “mini combo” ($21.99) is a misnomer. A plastic bag plops onto your table holding a swishing school of crustaceans. Plump shrimp, mussels that blush peach and your choice of crawfish (currently out of season) or bitty manila clams (currently in) swim in the house Cajun sauce. The seasoning smacks of garlic and butter, and it’s made to order with your preferred level of spicy kick. Tucked among the proteins are tender red potatoes, juicy corn on the cob and slivers of bell pepper that make this comfort food a somewhat balanced meal. 6427 Mack Road, (916) 706-0193.