How to Use the Lemon and Hot Towel You’re Given in Restaurants

How to Use the Lemon and Hot Towel You’re Given in Restaurants

Annette Yang, owner of Nettie’s Crab Shack, shares a very quick tip about eating crab in a restaurant: When your server brings you a lemon and hot towel at the end of the meal, squirt the lemon onto the towel and then wipe off your hands. The lemon juice removes the crab smell and stickiness from your skin. (Here’s how to get your hands dirty with crab in the first place.)

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