Restaurateur and comedian Kwaylon “Blameitonkway” Rogers opens his next Krab Queenz location on Saturday, August 17, according to a press release. The Louisiana seafood boil restaurant and daiquiri bar resides in the former Gladys Knights Chicken & Waffles space on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.
The grand opening kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. with a New Orleans-style second line band, a mini parade, and guest appearances by rapper Pastor Troy, Love and Hip Hop star Mimi Faust, and hip hop duo the Ying Yang Twins, a restaurant representative tells Eater Atlanta. There’s a chance Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Atlanta restaurateur Kandi Burruss makes an appearance, along with a few other surprise celebrity guests.
Krab Queenz’s menu centers around by-the-pound or plate, butter-soaked seafood boils consisting of king crab legs, crawfish, and jumbo shrimp served with sausage links, potatoes, and corn. Seafood comes served with a variety of butters, including honey garlic, barbecue, and spicy in varying degrees of heat (mild to “hot as hell”.)
A selection of daiquiris come served in 16-ounce cups, jugs, pitchers, and even light bulbs.
“I am super excited to be bringing our signature flavored Krab legs and seafood to ATL. We spell Krab with a K because of the kick of soul inside the flavors,” Rogers says in a prepared statement. “But we’re more than just krabs and good seafood, we’re a vibe. Our restaurants are safe havens for food, fellowship and just a damn good time.”
Celebrities like movie director Tyler Perry, model Blac Chyna, and entertainer B. Simone have dined at Krab Queenz. The LA location was recently featured in an episode of the reality TV show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.
Rogers got his start with a viral video featuring him impersonating supermodel and America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks. The comedian (also known as “TiTi”) now has 4.4 million followers on Instagram and has collaborated with Perry as well as musicians Janet Jackson, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez.
The Dallas native partnered with Tonique Clay and Natasha Burton to open the Houston, Hollywood, and Atlanta Krab Queenz restaurants in less than ten months. There’s also a location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
529 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta. krabqueenz.com.