You know what they say: Eat here, get crabs.
Tonight at Granite Hill in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, chef Gerald Drummond is preparing a soft shell crab fest as part of restaurant’s monthly dinner series.
The opening course will feature classic low country specialties followed by a the diner’s choice of soft shell crab preparations. The Soft Shell Crab Fest is $49 per person and reservations can be made by calling 215-684-7990. Seatings are betweeen 5:30pm and 7:30pm and are a great way to end a Friday night at the Art Museum.
Soft shell crabs landed on the lists of specials around Philadelphia in a big way over the weekend and will continue to do so in weeks to come. Since we’re such big fans of soft shell crabs, we’ve been dutifully tagging tweets about soft shells with the hashtag, #SoftShellsinPHL.
Matyson is going further than adding soft shells as a special, the Center City BYOB is offering a tasting menu this week that includes soft shell crabs in four different cuisines for $45.
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.