Adam Erace Adam Erace battles adult on-set diabetes and cankles as the restaurant critic for the Philadelphia City Paper. He also writes about food and travel for publications like Details, Fodor's and Southern Living. He lives in South Philly with his wife, Charlotte, and two rescue mutts, Lupo and Marco.
When we last left former Fish chef, Mike Stollenwerk, he had just started cooking at Branzino BYOB in Rittenhouse. That was, like, three weeks ago.
He's since resurfaced as the chef of the newly renamed Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. (117 South St.) Owner David Ralic confirms it's not just a consulting position: "He is our full-time chef," Ralic told Meal Ticket via email. Check out the new menu, relaunching soon, after the jump. Fish fans will recognize the lobster grilled cheese.
Garlic Clams 11.
Chicken Fried Oysters (6) 9.
U-Peel Cajun Shrimp ¼ lb 8. ½ lb 14. 1 lb 27.
Corn Waffle & Lobster Salad, Tabasco syrup 12.
Mussels & Chorizo 9.
Fried Green Tomatoes, buttermilk 6.
Buffalo Shrimp (5) 11.
Crispy Calamari, cherry peppers, garlic, aioli 9.
Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Tea Sandwich 7.
Fish Bites, remoulade 7.
Fried Shrimp, cocktail sauce ¼ lb 8. ½ lb 14. 1 lb 27.
Clams Casino 8.
Fried Ipswich Clams 12.
Hot Wings (1 lb) 9.
Truffle Fries, asiago 7.
Soup and Salad
Crab & Corn Chowder 5.
Shellfish Bisque 5.
Manhattan Clam Chowder 6.
Chopped Iceburg 8.
aged chedder, black olive, crouton, 1000 island
Mixed Baby Greens 7.
walnut, goat cheese, apple, balsamic vinaigrette
Spinach Salad 9.
bacon, hard cooked egg, red onion, mustard vinaigrette
Add Smoked Salmon 5., Crab 6., Crispy Chicken 4.
Oysters: east coast 1.75 west coast 2.25
U-peel Shrimp ¼ lb 8. ½ lb 14. 1 lb 27.
Crab Cocktail 12.
Lobster Salad 14.
6 oysters, 6 clams, 4 shrimp, crab cocktail, lobster salad
Broiled or Fried
1 - 11. 2 - 20.
plain or garlic & old bay
King Crab 29.
Snow Crab 21.
Blue Crabs (in season)
plain or garlic & old bay
All served with corn, potato, sausage, onion
Crab Kingdom 52.
Blue (in season), king, snow, dungenous
Old School (in season) 46.
1 dozen blue crabs
Lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels
Lobster Grilled Cheese. Fontina, green tomato 14.
Smoked Salmon Rueben 11.
House Blend La Frieda Burger 10.
Crab Cake BLT 12.
Fried Flounder Sandwich 9.
Crispy Chicken Thigh, pickles, bbq 9.
Mahi Mahi Tacos 11.
Fried Oyster Tacos 12.
Classic Lobster Roll 16.
From The Grill
Add Crab Butter 6.
Whole Lobster MP
Mahi Mahi 15.
Boneless Chicken Thighs 14.
Dry Rubbed Beef Ribs ½ lb. 9. 1 lb 17.
Shrimp ½ lb 14. 1 lb 27.
Vegas Strip Steak, chimichurri 16.
Baked Beans 6.
Corn Cob 4.
Potato Salad 5.
Buttered Broccoli 5.
French Fries: plain 4., old bay 5.
Onion Strings 4.
Garlic Mashed Potato 5.
Mac & Cheese 6.
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