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Peekytoe crabs

thinks too much | Jun 6, 200706:27 AM     3

A dogfish by any other name would taste so sweet...

Yes, I know that they got renamed in 1997 for marketing purposes. Look at the chinese gooseberry, the hagfish, and the Pategonian toothfish for other examples. But it seems like I can no longer read an online menu or restaurant review without this name batting its eyelashes coyly up at me.

So I'm asking you, Chowhounds: what is the big deal with them? They're small and a pain to pick apparantly, and they have been commercially ignored for centuries. Do they have an especially rare flavor, or are they just fun to order because of the name?

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