Philadelphia Is Getting Crabby


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Philadelphia is getting crabby and it isn’t because the Eagles lost (thank goodness). We’ve been spotting crab specials pop up around town. Corner Foodery is offering snow crabs for $9.99 per pound or three blue crabs for $9.99. Each order of blue crabs gets a free 12-ounce draft. And tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, the deal works in reverse. Buy a beer and get an order of free crabs.

Across town, Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden is welcoming fall with a Monday night special of crabs, beer and Monday Night Football. $14 gets you a pound of blue crab claws seasoned with garlic and beer, corn on the cob and a side of slaw. Select beers are $4 and pitchers are $12.

Matyson is also offering crabs all week. In the BYOB’s traditional Restaurant Week counter-programming, the five-course crab dinner is available for $55. Check out the full menu below.

Crab Bisque
Croquette, Old Bay, potato, brandy, espelette pepper
Crab & Lobster Dumpling
Fermented black bean, cucumber, cauliflower, cilantro
Crab Cakes
Shrimp mousse, english pea, haricot vert, red pepper
Soft Shell Crab
Okra, grilled corn, roasted tomato, collards, chorizo
Poached Peach
Vanilla ice cream, caramel popcorn