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Nov 7, 2012 09:44 PM

fresh, local Dungeness Crab on the menu

Where are the local crab sightings?
Della Fattoria in Petaluma has this Friday menu of Crab Louis, Crab & Avocado Crostini, and Crab Pressata for November 9.

I had sweet fresh crab at Abbot's Cellar on Monday evening on the "lemon roasted chanterelles, dungeness crab, cauliflower pickled and roasted".

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  1. The recreational season is open but it is illegal for sport fishermen to sell their catch. The commercial season does not open until November 15. Is Della Fattoria planning to poach . . . and I don't mean the cooking method . . . or serve non-local crab?

    1. Do you think any of this years Dungeness Crab has any Fukushima radiation?

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      1. re: Mission

        Haven't seen any three-clawed or glowing Dungeness yet.

        1. re: Mission

          In the words of Tom Lehrer and the Boy Scouts "Be prepared."

        2. Counting the days to November 15.

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          1. re: Cynsa

            I know. Was down at Princeton Harbor over the weekend and they had a large part of the parking area roped off for the crab fishing staging area. Hundreds of crab traps stacked up and ready to go.

            1. Chron reports that distributors agreed to $3 a pound and the boats went out to set traps for the midnight opening of the season.


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              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                Alioto-Lazio Fish Co
                Crab update. The boats have left the dock and are in the process of dropping their crab pots into the ocean to soak prior to beginning harvesting at Midnight, November 15th.
                At Fisherman's Wharf:
                440 Jefferson Street
                San Francisco, CA
                Phone: 415-673-5868
                6:30 am to 2 pm M-F
                Saturdays 7 am - Noon

                  1. re: baron45

                    ktvu news sez: retail on Friday
                    Alioto-Lazio sez: hopefully tomorrow - call 415-673-5868 -

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  G and G supermarket - Santa Rosa and Petaluma says they have it now!

                2. Woodhouse Fish Co. is serving Dungeness Crab in Crab Cocktail, Dungeness Crab Melt, Toasted-Buttered Dungeness Roll, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Dungeness Crab & Heirloom Tomato Spaghetti pasta, Cioppino, Dungeness Crab chilled or hot, plain cracked crab, Iceberg Louis w/Crab