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“Mudbug” Coming to Crystal City

by ARLnow.com November 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm 3,320 7 Comments

A new bar/restaurant is taking over the old El Pollito space on 23rd Street in Crystal City.

The place will be called “Mudbug,” according to a state alcoholic beverage application advertised today in the Washington Post.

What Mudbug will serve is anyone’s guess, but the word mudbug is a Creole slang term for crawfish. That seems indicative of a Louisiana/Cajun theme (sounds familiar, right?).

One of the business’ principals, Measar Saengplai, is a bartender at Rosslyn’s Cafe Asia, according to his Linked In page.

  • Eric H.

    I really miss El Pollito. Hope Mudbug is good, but now I have to drive to Senior Chicken in Alexandria.

    • Frenchy B

      I liked Senior Chicken better when he was a Sophomore a couple years back. Now he’s too full of himself.

      • Eponymous Coward

        Do they only serve old chickens, or is it possible the establishment is “Señor Chicken”?

        Am I the only one who finds “Mudbug” (significance notwithstanding) to sound remarkably unappetizing?

  • Henry S

    I can only hope it’s Cajun; that’s a cuisine that’s lacking in Arlington.

  • Sounds interesting.

  • MikeyinCrystalC

    Always down for more options in the neighborhood!

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