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Former Saffron brothers open new seafood restaurant Grand Catch in St. Paul

The acclaimed restaurateurs are offering a simple, but tasty menu.

Diners still bummed by the closure of the Wadi brothers' popular downtown Minneapolis restaurant Saffron should head on over to St. Paul.

That's because the latest venture from Sameh and Saed Wadi, Grand Catch, opened its doors for the first time on Monday.

Occupying the former Grand Central space on Grand Avenue, near Macalester College, their new venture offers fish – and a lot of it.

It specializes in Louisiana-style fish boils, with its short menu giving diners the option of a selection of shellfish they want with their boil.


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The boils are accompanied by sauces including garlic butter, Louisiana "awesome sauce," and a spicy isaan sauce.

The fearless among you can opt for the "insane ghost" heat level.

There are also starters and sandwiches on the menu, as well as cocktail options. Shellfish selections vary by day. Here are today's options.  

  • Snow crab, $16.95/cluster
  • Alaskan king crab, $49.95/pound
  • Head-on shrimp, $17.95/pound
  • Peeled shrimp, $22.95/pound
  • Jumbo shrimp, $29.95/pound
  • P.E.I. mussels, $16.96/pound
  • Manila clams, $18.95/pound
  • Crawfish, $13.95/pound
  • Dungeness crab, $49.95/each

The Wadi brothers have a stellar reputation in the Twin Cities built on the back of the upscale Saffron, which has continued with its World Street Kitchen restaurant in Uptown and accompanying food truck.

They also own the next door Milkjam, one of the top-rated ice cream shops in the metro area.

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