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Time for Crabs

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jfish Oct 4, 2008 08:06 PM

Okay crab lovers, now is the time for crabs. October is probably the best month for eating crabs as they fatten up for winter. I picked up a half bushel at the Orleans Street Blue Point for $75. Very nice.

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    hon Oct 7, 2008 01:41 PM

    Now IS crab time!

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      Woof Woof Woof Oct 7, 2008 01:59 PM

      Crabcakes? I am thinking a trip to Koco's Pub ;)

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      elgringoviejo Oct 5, 2008 06:15 AM

      Frank's Seafood in Jessup has bushels of nice and fat #1 males.

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        Chownut Oct 4, 2008 08:57 PM

        Actually, around here, the months that end with "r" means oyster time.

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          cappie Oct 4, 2008 11:36 PM

          R may mean oysters but; the very best crabs are now; like jfish said, fat and I may add prices are way down.
          If you want to cook your crabs try Mel's-they are wonderful.

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            Chownut Oct 5, 2008 05:21 AM

            Well, they're .99/lb this week at H Market.

            I've purchased some recently and they weren't all that.

            Most of the big ones were caught and sold immediately a long time ago. Crabs aren't allowed to flourish and live and get fat as you would think.

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            JRCann Oct 7, 2008 01:21 PM

            well oysters and crabs are apples and oranges here on da Bay! Nevertheless, Oct & Nov are great for both!!!! Bonus for us is that crab prices usually drop in Oct... but maybe not this year.

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