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Where can I get 'LIVE' Alaskan King crab?? - or season already over??!!

Charles Yu May 3, 2011 05:57 PM

I'm looking for a live Alaskan King Crab to take to Maple Yip and have the chef there prepare dishes for me. Rather than driving around town, any fellow chowhounder know, FOR SURE, places that might have them? In the past, once in a while, I noticed them available in T&T. Will Lobster Island in Scarborough have them? Thx!!

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    Snarf RE: Charles Yu May 3, 2011 06:33 PM

    I remember reading some time ago that Scaramouche had a source. You might check the Globe archives or call them.

    I've never seen one in person, but, frankly, I would have horror flashbacks of the movie Alien if I had to drive one of them around the city. You have the makings of a very good photo essay, B-movie, or at least a youtube video. Please share your journey.

    Possible Chow gathering....Alaskan crab races.....

    1. hal2010 RE: Charles Yu May 3, 2011 06:37 PM

      I saw some in a tank at Sunny Foodmart on Don Mills but that was a few weeks ago.

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        1sweetpea RE: hal2010 May 17, 2011 03:27 PM

        Charles, on Mother's Day my father in law mentioned that he and three others shared an Alaskan King Crab at Rodney's. It was definitely whole. He mentioned that when presented, it took over the whole table, it was so huge. I suggest calling Rodney's and asking for their source. That dinner probably took place two or three weeks ago.

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          Charles Yu RE: 1sweetpea May 17, 2011 04:24 PM


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            foodyDudey RE: Charles Yu May 17, 2011 05:43 PM

            Bill's Lobster has live ones at certain times of the year, you can call and check when they will have them next.

            Bill's Lobster
            599 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

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        acd123 RE: Charles Yu May 18, 2011 05:21 AM

        I saw one in the tank at Xam Yu a couple weeks ago. He told me they bring them in based on pre-ordering by customers. They cook it three ways. Call to find out where they get theirs.

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          gogomiser RE: acd123 May 18, 2011 07:40 AM

          I was in TnT on the weekend and say about 8 of them in the tank, also had a few legs cut on ice. Don't remember the price as I was in for lobster.

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