Since my birthday dinner at Watershed had to be postponed, LC and I opted for a casual meal at our neighborhood favorite, Goin’ Coastal, on my actual birthday which luckily fell on a Monday. If you’ve never visited Goin’ Coastal in the Virginia Highlands on a Monday night, make plans to do so for their $20 lobster special!
We had reserved a couple of seats at the bar where we like to chat with the staff. I ordered a glass of grenache and LC tried a Moscow Mule, a refreshing cocktail made with vodka, lime juice, and ginger ale, served in a frosty copper mug.
A few oysters Rockefeller, baked with spinach, bacon and parmesan, whetted our appetites for the shellfish to come. Fresh, vibrant greens garnished with cherry tomatoes, carrots, and onions were served family style, dressed with housemade citrus vinaigrette…a light start to a decadent dinner.
At Goin’ Coastal, they steam the whole beast and serve it simply with drawn butter. We both ordered a side of corn on the cob. LC unceremoniously ripped my lobster apart and removed the greenish gunk. Then it was ready to be devoured! A nut cracker is provided to get the sweet meat out of the claws. It’s a messy job, but well worth it.
Lobster…delicious at any age.
1021 Virginia Avenue 404-941-9117