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soft-shell crabs NC Triangle Memorial wkend

AreBe May 23, 2008 10:02 AM

Which restaurants have them? Serving them fresh at good prices?

If I need to pick up some at Earp's and fry em myself I will. Been there lately?

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    Jeanne May 23, 2008 11:46 AM

    Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill has them now - they do a great job with soft shell crabs. Yum.

    http://www.crookscorner.com/

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      brokegradstudent May 23, 2008 02:37 PM

      I had Crook's soft-shell crabs last week. They were phenomenal.

      Elaines is also serving them, I heard, as an appetizer.

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        brokegradstudent May 23, 2008 02:43 PM

        I had them at Crook's last week and agree w/ Jeanne, yum.
        $24 w/ 2 slaws and baked cheese grits.

        A friend had them at Elaines and said they were tasty there too.

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          choppedliver May 23, 2008 03:47 PM

          Piedmont's got 'em.

      2. meatn3 May 23, 2008 10:14 PM

        I was at Earp's the other day - Pretty sure he had them. (But it is late, so sleepiness has the recollection a bit fuzzy) The place was a zoo with holiday weekend preparations. They had a sign saying they will be closed on Mon.

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          Jeanne Jun 2, 2008 09:04 AM

          A friend and I went to Crooks last Friday and I had the soft shell crabs. Served with carrot slaw, red cabbage slaw, & baked grits - the crabs were moist and delicious. Fantastic!

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