I've searched this board and Googled elsewhere but all I can find is that generally it starts in mid-November, and last year the first day was November 15.
I'm coming down for a business trip (so the dates aren't flexible) November 13 - 16. I live in Seattle so I don't lack for opportunities to eat good crab, but I have a crab-deprived friend (she lives in New Mexico, AND her partner is highly allergic to shellfish) meeting me there, and I promised her at least one great fresh crab dinner. Did I speak too soon? It's going to KILL me if we just miss it by a day or two.
If they haven't set the season dates yet, anybody know when they will?
And while I'm on the subject...based on recommendations here, I'm thinking PPQ Dungeness Island for a Vietnamese-style preparation, and maybe Nettie’s Crab Shack for a basic, messy, primal, dismember-it-yourself steamed-crab-with-drawn-butter-and-bibs feast. Any other suggestions or better ideas?