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where to buy softshells

wild bill May 28, 2008 08:51 AM

i have been calling my usual baltimore seafood haunts to find out if they are selling fresh softshells, but they only have frozen. do i really need to take a ride to the docks to get them? anyone see some out there yet this year?

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    onocoffee May 31, 2008 09:49 AM

    Call up Tako Seafood in Lutherville. I was there the other day and saw they had some fresh ones.

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      EatOrGoToYourRoom May 29, 2008 02:07 PM

      Balducci's in Old Town had some a couple of weeks ago. You might want to call the Balducci's closest to you.

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        DC Taco May 30, 2008 12:33 PM

        I saw a few today at the Bethesda Balducci on Old Georgetown Road.

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        michael4ny May 29, 2008 09:24 AM

        Lexington Market.....sometimes.
        you need to call in advance.

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          beauxgoris May 29, 2008 10:47 AM

          They had them last week at the Dupont CIrcle farmers market.

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          AlexDer May 28, 2008 11:31 PM

          Just saw some today at Wegmans in Hunt Valley for the first time today. I'm not sure if its a seasonal thing or a limited time, but they did have them today when i was browsing the seafood department.

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            cleveland park May 28, 2008 10:45 AM

            What about cross street market?

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              tapas gal May 28, 2008 10:21 AM

              I saw 'em at Belevedere Square about 2 weekends ago also.

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                bmore_flavor May 28, 2008 09:58 AM

                My friends parents bought some nice live ones at the Farmers Market under the JFX last weekend, $5/piece.

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                  wild bill May 28, 2008 10:11 AM

                  awesome. i will be there to pick up a half dozen this weekend. thanks for the info.

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