Last week we told you about the restaurants that added soft shell crabs to their menu. Now, soft-shell season has really heated up. A number of area restaurants have added the tasty summer treat to their menus.
We here at Foobooz World Headquarters have a soft spot for soft shell crabs. Some might get bummed out by the thought of biting through a shell, devouring a whole animal and all that. But us, we love the idea of crabby taste without the hustle or frustration of shucking anything. And softshell season is officially upon us. The delicious creatures have been showing up on more menus around town over recent days.
This Sunday chef Ben Puchowitz will be launching a Sunday dinner service at Matyson. Each week the menu will feature soft shell crabs in a four course $35 prix fixe menu. The service will run all summer while the menu will change weekly.
This Memorial Day Weekend Chick’s Social is offering three delicious Soft Shell Crab dishes straight from the Chesapeake. There’s a sandwich, a pasta dish and an entree.
This week’s tasting menu at Matyson is all about crab. Enjoy crab in soup form, as soft shells and as part of a surf and turf. Matys0n’s tasting menu is offered Monday through Thursday for $45 per person.
Matyson has also announced that starting this Sunday, the Center City BYOB will be offering brunch. Look for the menu later today.
On Monday we posted about the first soft shell crabs we spotted for the season. Since then we’ve been alerted to others.
Here’s the list of what we have found so far. If you spot soft shells on the menu somewhere this weekend tweet it out with the hashtag #SoftShellsinPHL and we’ll keep track of them all here.
We heard that soft shell crabs were out there, here’s the first we spotted in the wild. Silk City Diner is offering a soft shell BLT as a special tonight for $14. The soft shell crab is topped with lettuce, smoked bacon, beefsteak tomato, fine herb tartar sauce served on a brioche.
Well what do you know, it’s soft-shell crab season already! And one of the first places we’ve seen them on the menu is at Blackfish in Conshohocken. In fact tonight the Fayette Street BYOB is offering a tasting menu of the soft crustaceans. The dinner is four-courses for $45.
We have a soft spot for soft shell crabs. We’ve already sampled the soft shell crab sandwich at the Standard Tap. We’re looking forward to our first order of soft shells at Dmitri’s. It looks like Bridget Foy’s might be just as crazy about the cuddly crustacean as we are.
From now to June 30th, Bridget Foy’s is offering four different soft shell crab specials.
- Kenzinger Beer Battered Soft Shell Crab Sandwich / creole remoulade / shaved cabbage $13
- Tempura Soft Shell Crab/spicy peanut vinaigrette / noodle salad $13
- Pan Seared Soft Shell Crabs/ fresh linguini / roasted cherry tomatoes / saffrom broth $26
- Buttermilk Soft Shell Crabs/ jalapeno grits / creamy cole slaw $26
Bridget Foy’s [Official Site]