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Shell hath no fury: Angry Crab and Happy Crab flourish

Shell hath no fury: Angry Crab and Happy Crab flourish

The two restaurants in focus today are brought to you by crabs with feelings. Both restaurants are less-than-a-year-old shellfish specialists with cartoon crustacean mascots. One crab woke up on the wrong side of his sand bed — you can tell by his scowl and claws in ready position. The other crab is clearly having an awesome day — he wears a wide smile and holds a martini. Both restaurants are appropriately branded. The Happy Crab is a cheery if anonymous Chinese-leaning seafood spot in Greektown. The Angry Crab in West Ridge is a raucous, messy, shells-strewn-on-the-table madhouse that is, at the moment, Chicago's toughest seat to procure. The Angry Crab Most...

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