Now that the dungeness season is open, is there a good source for fresh (not frozen) at a reasonable price?
When I lived up in the Bay Area we'd just go to the docks in Half Moon Bay and buy them straight off the boats, is there anywhere to do that here in SD?
I found the 99 ranch ones to usually be lower quality, pretty much equal to their lower price. It always seemed like the meat would shrivel up or something, it was never as "meaty" and flavorful as the ones from off the boats. IMO, it would be better to just skip 99 and try and get it straight from the source.
Got a couple on Saturday at Del Mar Fish Market. They were $7.45 a pound. Very sweet and tasty.
I was at Thuan Phat market in Linda Vista this weekend and they were selling for 2.59/lb for live crabs and 1.99/lb for the "semidead" ones. The worker would take some he thought were dead out of the tank and put them in some bins (but some of those were still alive).
Can't guarantee the prices will still be good, but worth a shot if you have a crab craving