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hosik May 21, 2007 07:13 PM

I'm meeting a couple of friends on the West Coast and wanted to bring a couple of maryland crabcakes as a gift for them. Any place that sells good crab cakes that can be kept overnight? Or am I better off just treating them to a seafood meal when I'm there?

Thanks!

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    Raokay RE: hosik May 21, 2007 08:07 PM

    G and M Restaurant in Linthicum packs crabcakes for shipping. My frined recently had some packed and took them with her to San Francisco. They kept perfectly safe and fresh for the trip.
    www.gandmcrabcakes.com

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      JonParker RE: Raokay May 22, 2007 04:38 AM

      The downside to that scheme is that at the end you still have G&M crabcakes. The upside is that they are so bready and dry that there's no chance of TSA calling it a liquid.

      Faidleys can do it. Go there.

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        baltoellen RE: JonParker May 22, 2007 04:55 AM

        ha! ha! I was actually once on a flight and I saw someone with a box of G&M crabcakes, and I was sooooo like, why bother! You're bringing crabcakes across the country, taking valuable overhead space, and you went with G&M???? ;-)

    2. baltoellen RE: hosik May 21, 2007 08:13 PM

      why not go for the best, and get them wrapped for travel from Faidley's?
      http://www.faidleyscrabcakes.com/inde...

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        chowsearch RE: baltoellen May 21, 2007 08:26 PM

        Faidley's sells their crabcake mixture by the botle. When you arrive, add fresh crab and Saltine crumbs.

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          Hal Laurent RE: chowsearch May 22, 2007 05:34 AM

          Is fresh blue crab meat readily available on the west coast?

      2. Dennis S RE: hosik May 22, 2007 07:37 AM

        Thompson's Seafood Corner's would work, but you'd need to drive down Rt 5 to get them.

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          jstroose RE: hosik May 22, 2007 07:54 AM

          I have sent crabcakes from Michael's Cafe on York Road many times - they actually pack for shipping - you could certainly get them to pack them for you to take on a plane. O'brycki's also packs. I think Michael's has really great crab cakes - all lump

          1. JonParker RE: hosik May 22, 2007 08:40 AM

            I was being somewhat facetious above, although in all seriousness you can do much better than G&M.

            But another question occurs to me -- with the restrictions on liquids, how do you plan to keep them cold on the plane? I once took some Andy Nelson's BBQ on a plane trip using those blue ice blocks, but I sure couldn't do that now.

            I know Faidley's (and a few other places) will pack them for shipping -- if you can FedEx them to your destination you should try it. Taking them on a plane may not be an option anymore.

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              mries99 RE: JonParker May 22, 2007 08:47 AM

              Why dont you just buy some crabmeat pack it on ice for the trip and make them when you get there. I have a recipe that is amazing and so easy.

              Just an idea

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                JonParker RE: mries99 May 22, 2007 09:19 AM

                Ice is a liquid.

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                Hal Laurent RE: JonParker May 22, 2007 11:14 AM

                I saw a piece last year or so about a lobster place in Maine somewhere that resorted to packing their stuff with bags of frozen peas so their customers could take them on the plane.

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