I have not visited Davao for more than a decade. Finally, I succumbed to my urge of going back with my wife last February 14. Contrary to the common Valentine's typical metro manila date. I opted to indulge her in Pearl Farm, one of the great island, Samal. After two days at the resort, we seized to the calling of the urban life and headed for the City.
We regularly lease a car whenever we are out of town for the ease of exploring every travel spot. As I traverse J.P. Laurel avenue, I noticed that there were two prominent Blue Posts Boling Crabs and Shrimps and assumed that it was a must dine restaurant when you're in Davao. As we often have late lunch, we tried a smaller branch past 2:00 pm but with no luck. Store resumes 5:00pm and I thought that the same applies to the bigger branch. Well, I thought wrong. The much Bigger Blue Posts Boling Crabs and Shrimps opens 10:00am and closes at 10:00pm.
Just recently, Blue Posts Boling Crabs and Shrimps open its doors in one of the prominent malls in the metro, SM City North EDSA, The Block.
Considered as one of the best homegrown casual-dining restaurants in Davao, Blue Posts Boling Crabs and Shrimps Diners was established 2013.
With an interior dedicated its look and feel of a fisherman’s wharf, it has captured the hearts of its customers from then on. It has drawn its inspiration from San Franciso's Fisherman's wharf in California, where fisherfolks converge and has been redeveloped into a tourist attraction.
Initially, A peer of college fresh grads with parallel interests for traveling, and bonding over food and drinks, decided to venture into a business 22 years ago. Their original concept was a bar. Fast forward 2013, Blue Post was redesigned into a fast-casual dining find.
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Jennifer Ang who in one of their US trips notice the emergence of casual-dining seafood restaurants. Their popularity was such that people would line up even before the stores would open and didn’t mind it.
One of these restaurants was so distinct it boasted a “messy finger-licking” dining style which reminded the couple of the very Pinoy “kamay-kainan” dining fashion. The Angs knew at once that they had to bring the same concept to Davao City.
At Blue Posts, dining with bare hands is the norm. Once the food-grade wax paper is set before you, accompanied by a Blue Posts bib, prepare for a messy but satisfying gastronomic adventure.
Diners can choose from a wide roster of seafood placed in a food grade boiling bag mixed with the signature Blue Posts Cajun Special Sauce, along with corn cobs and other extras such as sausages and boiled potatoes. Customers can choose whether they prefer it regular, mild, or spicy hot. Whatever level of flavour you pick, the dishes remain interesting, mouth-watering, and worth going back to.
Other than its delightful seafood menu, another Blue Posts attraction is the writing of graffiti on the restaurant walls.
With Blue Post's popularity, aside from the first branch which opened on December 8, 2013 along J.P. Laurel Avenue and between Davao Water District and SM Lanang Premiere, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps launched its second branch last June 28, 2014 at Lanang Business Park.
Bigger things are in store for this Davao homegrown restaurant this 2016. Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps continues to spread the seafood goodness unlike anything you’re ever tasted with the launch of its very first branch in Manila at the 4th level of The Block at SM North Edsa.
From Davao to Manila, the journey of Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps is something worth relishing.