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south end buttery / where to buy fresh crab

pamplemouse Jun 21, 2011 09:40 AM

A while back on a rainy Sunday, I took my family to the Buttery for dinner. I believe it was a big graduation weekend, as most other places we wanted to go to were booked, but we ended up having a great experience. The downstairs dining room is charming and the food was quite good; nothing revelatory, just simple, straight forward comfort dishes made with really fresh ingredients. We were a large party and had over half of the menu. Particular stand outs were the mussels, crab cakes, pot pie, meatloaf and the shrimp fra diavolo. Ever since then I have been craving crab cakes. Theirs were really tasty; very meaty and not at all fishy. I bought some jumbo lump at Whole Foods last night and made my own, the recipe was good but the crab tasted pretty fishy. @ WF the crab was in a fridge but actually had a tin pop top and an expiration date of 4/12, so I guess it was canned? Does anyone know where I can get fresher crab meat in Boston Proper? I really don't know much about crab, so any info on what type, where and when I should buy it would be appreciated. The Buttery's is Jonah if that makes a difference.

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    tartandfit Jun 21, 2011 07:49 PM

    Cyndi at the Brookline Farmer's Market offers fresh crab meat. I haven't tried it, but I've been very happy with everything I've gotten from her. Her email is fishlady19@verizon.net

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