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sullysully Jul 28, 2011 02:18 PM

Anyone know the best place for MSP for some soft shell crabs? Saw an article on the Chicago Tribune website that got me in the mood, though a trip down there isn't in my immediate future.

Thanks!

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    KTFoley RE: sullysully Jul 28, 2011 03:33 PM

    Coastal carries them.
    Sea Salt offers them in a sandwich.

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      Bill Roehl RE: KTFoley Jul 28, 2011 06:20 PM

      And Sea Salt's soft shell crab sandwich is tasty: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_roe...

      Yum.

    2. rp1760 RE: sullysully Jul 28, 2011 06:24 PM

      I have been enjoying mighty fine soft shell crab sandwiches from the Chef Shack at the Mill City Farmer's Market on Saturday. Great place to do shopping and eating. I haven't been to this market for the past two weeks, though, so not sure if they are still on the menu. If they aren't, I highly recommend the pulled pork nachos. Or any special they are running. I tell you, when they had the soft shell crab sandwich with ramp aioli, well, pure heaven.

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      Mill City Farmer's Market
      750 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

      Chef Shack
      No formal address, Minneapolis, MN

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        kopp0108 RE: sullysully Jul 28, 2011 09:57 PM

        The new Blue Point Restaurant in Bloomington has soft shell crab on their menu

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          sullysully RE: kopp0108 Jul 29, 2011 02:15 PM

          how is the new blue front? anyone been?

        2. Foureyes137 RE: sullysully Jul 29, 2011 05:25 AM

          Somewhere out of season at this point, but as KT noted, Coastal has them and had them 2 weekends ago in three sizes.

          Big agree with RP, the softshell crab sandwich at Chef Shack is outstanding,

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            Codetron RE: sullysully Aug 3, 2011 10:53 PM

            Shaung Cheng in Dinkytown does a great dish of a large soft shell crab in ginger and scallion sauce. They'll make it many different ways, but that's my fave.

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              mnplsfoodelitist RE: sullysully Aug 15, 2011 02:44 PM

              Origami and Saffron both have excellent softshell crab dishes right now.

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