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Soft shell crab sightings

bluehensfan Apr 26, 2013 07:43 AM

Anyone seen any fresh soft shell crabs on any menus in Philly yet? I know it's kind of early...

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    Philly Ray May 25, 2013 08:29 AM

    I just saw Ippolito's weekly ad and they are offering a soft shell crab sandwich with fries for $6.99.

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      Bigley9 May 21, 2013 09:09 AM

      The Industry had live soft shells as their BLT on Saturday

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        bluehensfan May 21, 2013 02:22 PM

        Anastazi has them and are they good. Hopefully OH will have them this week.

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          cwdonald May 21, 2013 07:26 PM

          And in the burbs.. Pineville has them this weekend.

          also take a look at this foobooz round up on soft shells...


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            Bigley9 May 22, 2013 08:30 AM


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              bluehensfan May 22, 2013 10:21 AM

              Oyster House (sorry).

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                Bigley9 May 22, 2013 10:29 AM

                no problem - thanks - I was just drawing a blank!

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          cwdonald May 21, 2013 08:04 AM

          Tasting menu at Blackfish this week is featuring soft shell crab.

          Soft Shell Crab Tasting

          Soft Shell Crab Tempura
          cous cous, honshimeji mushrooms, cucumber, mint, and zucchini

          Soft Shell Crab 'Spaghetti"
          tomato broth, green onions, and grana padano cheese

          Soft Shell Crab
          lamb's lettuce, remoulade, cured tomato, and warm brioche

          Blueberry Soup
          lemon curd, yogurt, and dried strawberries

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            jec6 May 2, 2013 08:47 AM

            Not on any menus, but Wegmans in KoP and Malvern has live ones.

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              Philly Ray Apr 29, 2013 01:47 PM

              I saw them in the case at Under the C in the Comcast Center for $6.99 each. Pretty good size.

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                bluehensfan Apr 29, 2013 01:51 PM

                I saw them too about ten days ago there so I wonder if they are fresh or frozen?

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                  Philly Ray Apr 29, 2013 02:16 PM

                  They didn't look very lively, even for being in a refrigerated case, so maybe not fresh. Plus, they were selling them precooked about 2-3 weeks ago, so my guess is frozen.

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                    barryg Apr 29, 2013 02:30 PM

                    yea they seem to always have them, so they aren't always fresh. But I do think they carry the fresh ones when they are in season.

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                sylviag Apr 26, 2013 10:06 AM

                On the menu at Fuji (Haddonfield) and at Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr.

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                  Bigley9 Apr 26, 2013 09:06 AM

                  No - I haven't seen them at the Terminal or Ippolito's yet either.

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                    bluehensfan Apr 26, 2013 10:33 AM

                    Have you ever eaten at Ippolito's? I was thinking of trying that one of these weeks...

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                      Bigley9 Apr 26, 2013 11:05 AM

                      I've gotten take out (there are only about 3 stools to eat there). I like their chowders a lot. They had a decent fish taco. I really like their coleslaw (a little vinegar-y which I like). I have had them steam lobsters and taken home some of their appetizers. They will cook anything they have in the case for you - which is nice but I live about 1.5 miles away so I don't usually take advantage of that.

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