I went to the Crab Claw with my girlfriend and her family earlier this summer. My first time at a crab shack. Yes, yes – well don’t blame me – I grew up a vegetarian!
Holy smokes – a first time crab shack experience. On camera! It was one of those “Ah-ha” moments – like when I first tried Guacamole. Green and gooey – almost designed to repulse children. Then the guy made it tableside and voila – Todd was hooked.
The along came the crab. The delicious Maryland Blue Crab’s at the Crab Claw – my thought process went something like this:
“Wow – this place is a bunch of picnic tables and bars on a dock.”
“I never knew that I could love smashing my food open in a man-fest of barbarian crustacean destruction.”
“Hmm…there sure are a lot of seagulls around here. The temptation to misuse this crab mallot is growing…”
“Holy CRAB this is good! HAha – get it? ehhh….. I need another beer”
“Are you going to eat that last one? Really? Well…I’ll fight you for it. I swear to God I will fight you for that Crab, sir!”
So half the time my girlfriend’s family is looking at me like I’m crazy.
Now that I think about it, maybe I did go a bit crazy. After all – I was covered in bits of shell, Blue crab goo (ewwww), clarified butter, and my own drool. One roll of paper towels is never enough…
The Crab Claw
304 Mill Street at Navy Point
Saint Michaels, MD 21663