Soft Shell Crab in Brooklyn?
I recently read that due to global warming, soft shell crab season is upon us a tad early. Does any one have recommendations for resto's or hole in the walls in Brooklyn that make fresh, delicious and affordable soft shell crabs? We have a car and can drive out to whatever place has the best soft shell crabs.
Had them twice at Henry's End already. Once with mango salsa with a kick and the other time with basil garlic butter. Great stuff but this'll cost you mid- $20s for an entree. I'm assuming that Chestnut probably has put them back on as an appetizer (soft shell tacos... they're great) by now, but I think I'll go do some "research" tonite to make sure.
Soft Shell Crab season always begins in May.
We has absolutely scrumptious, meaty, crispy SSC appetizers at Noodle Pudding. Next time I will order them as my main dish.
The SSC at Henry's End were great as well. If you go when they are not too crowded and rushed, they will deep fry them for you.
Armando's had some delicious SSC last year, must try again.
And then there is always Randazzo's in Sheepshead Bay.
If you have a car, and want to drive, take a trip down to Baltimore in July or August. The SSC are plentiful, and really cheap. We were there for a month last year, and had our fill. Well worth the trip.
All this talk about Soft Shell Crabs made my mouth water for more.
We had dinner at ARMANDO'S on Montague Street with friends, and all four of us had the SSC.
Absolutely delicious. Two huge crabs, we had the Deep Fried, crunchy, juicy, and wonderful, and our friends had the SSC sauteed a la Meuniere . Really, as wonderful as the SSC we had in Baltimore.
The rest of the dinner was fine too. Fresh House Salad, the SSC, and two desserts. Two bottles of wine. Our food bill was only around $100 for four before tax and tip and wine.
SSC lovers out there, try ARMANDO'S . An old time favorite that is often overlooked.