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crabcakes from chesapeake crab co. at ballard seafood fest

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crabcakes from chesapeake crab co. at ballard seafood fest

ericlutzker | Aug 9, 2007 04:54 PM

i had the most disappointing experience at their stand at the ballard seafood fest a few weekends ago. i asked the nice lady what kind of crab was in the crabcakes, thinking maybe it was dungeness since we are in the pacific northwest. and she told me quite confidently that it was blue crab (which would only make sense since their establishment is called chesapeake crab company) well i'm from baltimore originally so was quite happy to hear this and i bought a plate. well, surprise, surprise: it was neither blue nor dungeness (or even the southeast asian blue analog many mass market purveyors now use) in fact it wasn't crab at all, it was....(wait for it) krab. that's right surimi. i couldn't believe it. i'm not sure who these people are. they don't seem to have a restaurant ,have no web presence that i can find, and only seem to show up at the festivals. but i was a bit shocked at the brazeness (not to sound like a prig) does anyone know anything further about this operation?

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