While there may be a few more days in the official hurricane season, I think we can all feel safe from them till next year! Which brings to mind that a much better season began on Oct 15- Stone Crabs!!!
If you have not tried this delicacy there are several places around- and I am sure others can add to this list:
Trulucks has all you can eat on Monday nights
Catfish Deweys has all you can eat every day
Kelly's Landing usually has a special on them
Islamorada Fish and Chart House generally have them as well
Billy's Stone Crabs in Hollywood is a sure thing too.
Seafood World in Lighthouse Point both eat in and take out
The seafood counter at Publix is great place for takeout ( all stone crabs are precooked on the fishing boat- you can enjoy them hot or cold- cold is my preference). make sure the fish dept cracks them well if they are take out- as you will never be able to crack their hard shells yourself.
Mustard sauce is traditional with them- I blend mustard, mayo and lime juice at home - but the markets will sell their version too.
while they are a pricey treat, I do have to have them as often as possible- I prefer them to lobster myself!
So enjoy !! Sue, you had better get back over here before May !
Prices I am hearing in most places are $70-85 depending on claw size though I often order just an appetizer serving ( maybe 5 medium claws) which Is an inexpensive way to try them and then I have conch chowder or a salad as a side.
So , visitors have from now through May 15 eo try them- and hopefully other posters will add to my where to findlist