best market / vendor to buy stone crabs from? price/quality
Looking for claws that are unfrozen of course. I saw Whole Foods had some for around 18/lb. Has anyone found any good deals anywhere? I've heard stories about people selling on the side of the street.
Where are you at, this board covers about 150 miles!
Beware roadside vendors, they may be selling what I've heard are called "lights". These are claws of normal size but when you open them, there's barely any meat in them.
You can tell by knocking two against each other (or some solid object). If there's a hollow sound, avoid. It should feel full and solid.
Probably the best true bargains you're going to get would be right at a dock. I used to go to a hidden place on the Miami River where they unloaded the boats etc. But that was 15 years ago. There are similar places in the Keys, and no doubt over in Chokoloskee etc.