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Dinner at the Crab Pot with UBD and Neil Patel

written by John Chow on July 8, 2009

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The Crab Pot is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. I always try to dine there whenever I’m down in Washington State. And it doesn’t get much better than dining at the Crab Pot with the boys from Unique Blog Designs and Neil Patel, who was recently named Americas Sexiest Single Indian Millionaire. How do you make it better? You have someone else pay for dinner, of course. That someone else was Clickbooth and I want to thank Eric at Clickbooth for picking up the tab.

We went for the Crab Pot’s famous Seafeast for four. We would have gone with the Seafeast for five but Neil doesn’t eat seafood. He had a veggie burger and salad instead. The Seafeast takes a variety of crab, clams, mussels, shrimp in the shell, salmon, halibut, oysters, potatoes, corn on the cob and andouille sausage steamed with mouth watering spices and pour it right on your table. They give you a bib, a craw breaker and a mallet and let you go at it. It’s not fine dining by any means but it is messy dining at its finest.

It was a great dinner and we had a fantastic time. Some of the highlights were talking about future projects and listening to Neil explain how he lost $1 million on an Internet deal. Moral of the story: don’t lose a million bucks unless you can afford to.

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james moralde July 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

It was lots of fun just watching you guys. You should have kept the camera rolling while you were attacking the pile of seafoods on the table.

I was wondering how a vegetarian could keep his cool in such a lip-smackin place like that.

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Eric Clickbooth July 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm

haha that video is priceless! Glad to see you guys had a great time and I definitely need to make it up to Seattle soon to visit UBD and try out The Crab Pot. Everything looked AMAZING (even Neil’s salad :-P).

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encuentraTuJob July 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

crab is awesome and clams too!!!

edgar July 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I lost a million dollars too. the internet can be evil

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Deneil Merritt July 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Looks like you guys had fun.

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FitNews July 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm

That is AWESOME!!!

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Stock Traders Blog July 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Somehow the audio is like breaking up. I guess t is my internet connection was too slow. Anyway they look too young to have a million dollar to lose. Did I miss anything?

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John Chow July 9, 2009 at 12:06 am

No, you didn’t miss anything. Neil is only 24.

Shanker Bakshi July 9, 2009 at 8:38 am

Retire @ 24, what an achievement.

Free Arcade Games July 9, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I’m sure he retired way before this :)


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ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Come on guys there are still plenty of work to do for him. I am sure there are many landmarks which he wanted to achieve.

Hey John why don’t you ask this question from Neil … where he want to see himself after 10 years.

Best CSS Gallery July 9, 2009 at 1:25 am

Nice video :)

Stocks on Wall Street July 9, 2009 at 1:40 am

Looks good John, wish I could have been there

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EarningStep July 9, 2009 at 4:49 am

wow . look delicious . i don’t know you are an expert about food john…

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ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm

There are two special things about John.

1. He will teach you how to earn money
2. He will show you where to eat.

Checked his videos and you will realise that John have awesome taste of food.

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Vic-BusinessAccent July 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

Great seafood feast. I always love crabs. They are palatable. You guys really had fun. And seriously get a business deal. And oh, a one million dollar lost is pretty big.

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TYCP Entertainment Magazine July 9, 2009 at 7:07 am

I’ve never tried clams & oysters, but I love crabs. Eating the meat inside the legs are the best parts.

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Asswass July 9, 2009 at 9:46 am

You had a similar post a few months ago right? I really would like to eat at this restaurant.

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John Chow July 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm

It is an awesome restaurant. Really is what the waiter calls “Fun Dining.”

Shreejana Hickman July 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm

The Seafood and Dessert both looked yummy…some huge cheesecake and strawberry shortcake!

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ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Yeah but I like Choclate Sunday … Yummy. For this also Neil take back step …

Neil was using fork to grab a leaf … lollzz

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MLDina July 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm

When are you picking up our tab Eric?! Just kidding, glad you guys had fun. See you in NY for some REAL food :P

fas July 9, 2009 at 2:07 pm

And I heard Neil is the sexiest single american Indian millionaire!!

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ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Yes you heard it right. I read it here and at shoemoney blog as well.

I do not know what is their definition of Sexy but yes he is bachelor, he is Indian and yes he is Millionaire …

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Philip Nowak July 9, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I think one of the things that I enjoy most about your blog is that you don’t take yourself too seriously. There are so many bloggers out there who have a stick up their a$$. I bet that food was amazing. We have horrible seafood in Chicago!

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ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm

We were waiting to see how you guys eat. But you just stated like movie after such and such year or months or days.

And everything landed on your guys stomach.

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game-girl July 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Neil is a very attractive personality,in spite of his young age he is experienced internet entrepreneur. I think he could take advantages from the situation and earn a million again.

Ben Pei July 12, 2009 at 2:09 am

Awww such fun there! Nice to see the UBD guys hanging out with you John. Crab menu looks good too=)

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James Hartje July 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Seems like you are always traveling somewhere new John, does you family come with?

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