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Dec 5, 2010 10:19 PM

fresh stone crabs anywhere?

restaurant or store?

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  1. The closest I know of is Joe's Stone Crab in Vegas.

    1. You might try Il Piccolino on Robertson. I know they have it on their menu, in season, each year. But not sure if they've started yet. And very pricey.

      Others known to have it are Buggy Whip and Kate Mantilini.

      Il Piccolino
      350 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048

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        1. You can get live stonecrab at most 99 Ranch Markets year round. Judging by the claw appearance, I don't believe its the same breed that's used at Joe's Stone Crab.

          1. re: Porthos

            Right you are because real stone crabs have their claws broken off and they are thrown back in the water to re-grow them.

              1. re: monku

                99 Ranch has frozen stone crab claws, but they're crap.

                1. re: monku

                  Monku, You are absolutely correct. 99 Ranch has live ROCK crab and NOT Stone crab.

                  Brain flatulence.

            1. They had them at Water Grill when I was there last week, but I don't know if they were fresh or not. They should be for the price they were selling them at.

              1. And I just saw some for sale at the Whole Foods on 3rd & Fairfax, but per redfish62's note, this is apparently not the season for them, which I assume means the ones available here now are definitely not fresh, and/or not from Florida. I have heard of a variety coming out of Santa Barbara, but no idea if those are anywhere near as good.