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Soft Shell Crab: Spring 2010

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Soft Shell Crab: Spring 2010

scrumptiouschef | Mar 10, 2010 07:40 PM

I'm about to make my way back to New Orleans once again.

I always go with a mission whether it be visiting an old restaurant I've been meaning to get around to trying or hitting up a tavern in a far flung corner of the city I've always heard about.

My goal on this trip is to eat as much soft shell as possible.

In the past I've had delicious crabs at Jack Dempsey's [with a side of the city's finest mac and cheese], Mandina's [drenched in a heavenly etouffe with a wop chaser], Rocky and Carlos [good but not otherworldly] Chez Helene [as a lad and the memory is barely hanging on].

Now I'm turning to y'all for advice:

Where are you getting this years soft shell crabs?

Any chance they could make an appearance on the menu at Clancy's?

What are Clancy's strong suits?

Can you dine at the bar there?

I'll be staying on Royal street but will have a vehicle and can travel about anywhere.

Other than a loaf of bread and a brace of cocktails at Coquette I haven't made any firm eating plans.

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