after many disappointing deviled crabs and writing about the origins of the dish for Cigar City Magazine, i finally found a few specimens i can recommend to such esteemed colleagues.
At Cacciatore Brothers' on Armenia, Rosie makes amazing crab rolls at the rear counter. fried to order.
Brocato's on 50th near Columbus has big, very tasty deviled crabs.
Mr. Empanada (main location on armenia, others in town) also makes a good deviled crab, but dare i say i prefer their crab empanada, which is not as rich.
any others i have missed? any in Pinellas worth eating?