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Cleaned, Blue Crabs in Raleigh area?

I'm looking for what folks back home (LA) refer to as gumbo crabs -- small, cleaned crabs, typically broken in two and sold in packs of two or four. I tried Grand Asia today as our Asian market in MD carries them, but I had no luck.

Any advice?

Dec 29, 2011
thatfarmgirl in Southeast

Li Ming's Global Market in Durham

Does anyone know if this store (or any other store in the Raleigh/Durham/Cary area sells cleaned blue crabs? I tried Grand Asia today and they didn't have any. Many thanks!

Dec 29, 2011
thatfarmgirl in Southeast

Best Burger in Annapolis

Though not technically Annapolis, Yellowfin has a very good burger.

Need a restaurant near the harbor in baltimore!

Question re: Woodberry Kitchen...going for a very early dinner on Saturday before an outdoor concert that will be rather casual. I've read attire is "casual"...but exactly how casual is it?

Dragged Kickin and Hollerin Into Chuy's on North Lamar

Chuy's is great...after you've had the displeasure of sucking down Lone Stars at ACL all day.

Aug 22, 2009
thatfarmgirl in Chains

Newport, RI

Thank you. We have a friend who will be parking downtown, so hopefully we can drop our chairs off with him. I'm assuming casual (shorts/capris/sundress) is appropriate for the bar dining there?

Newport, RI

I'm assuming anything classified as bar dining would be okay with casual dress? We'll be in town for Folk Festival 50 and would be coming directly from the festival two nights...with chairs in tow (ugh!) since our hotel is on Goat Island. Appreciate any recommendations or advice.

Trip report: savannah, beaufort, charleston

What's the attire for Elizabeth's? Anyone else here have recommendations for Savannah? We'll be there July 2 - July 5. Thanks!

Jun 22, 2009
thatfarmgirl in Southeast

Good eats around DAR

We did Old Ebbit before the show and it was jam packed but we were able to eat at the bar quickly and walk to DAR from there.

Good eats around DAR

Hmmm. Old Ebbit it is. See you at the show!

Copeland's - RIP

The Copeland's in Louisiana and the south are pretty good for chains and serve a delicious brunch if you're in a hurry.

Best Shrimp Po-Boy, Andouille, Low Country in NOVA?

Olde Tyme po-boys. Mmmmmmm!

Bakery Referral, Please

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions! Love the Bowie story, but our subject is fully dressed.

Oct 15, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Austin

Beer or Wine as a "Life Style" Choice

I'm not really interested in what anyone else has to say about what I ingest. Life's short -- drink what makes you happy.

Oct 09, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Beer

Bakery Referral, Please

I'll be in Austin in early November and need to have a photo cake made in a hurry (in an afternoon, basically). I'm not too concerned with the quality because it is a cake being given in jest. Can anyone make recommendations? We'll be staying at a hotel downtown.

Oct 09, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Austin

Pad Thai in Annapolis

Had dinner here last week. Great food and excellent service. Recommend!

Texas Steaks in Arnold Now Griffin's??

The food vendors in Market House. Shameful.

Pasta in Annapolis

I'm not cheap. Heck, I'll pay $25 or more for great pasta! But if it's merely good...that's another story.

Pasta in Annapolis

Osteria 177. Again, and I'm sorry to be so negative about Annapolis, but I dined there last night and found it to be pretty average. The service was very good, however. I ordered the gnocchi which was good but not great, but it was seriously overpriced. $19 for a plate of pasta which I actually finished. I never finish anything, that's just how small of a serving it was. They were also having problems with their HVAC, so it was stifling in there. On the positive side, the wine list was good and dessert was quite tasty.

Supermarket Sandwich

How sad is it that those little packaged sandwiches in London make me so damned happy?

Aug 19, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Features

brunch in annapolis area?

That's a wonderful attitude. Report again!

brunch in annapolis area?

That's a shame. For the prices they are charging, service should be flawless.

brunch in annapolis area?

Great atmosphere -- agreed! You are right that the prices seem a bit steep for the uneven quality of the food. How was the service? We experienced some bumps last time we were there.

brunch in annapolis area?

I'm hearing good things about Sam's these days. We were regulars when Mary was the owner and Phillip was the chef, too. It seems they went through a bit of a tough period but, again, I have heard good things lately.

Cumberland, Maryland [Moved from Washington DC/Baltimore Area board]

I second Queen City Creamery. Excellent milkshakes!

Aug 16, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Mid-Atlantic

Charm City Cakes

Had the opportunity to try one of Duff's cakes at a party and I must say it was one of the best cakes I've ever tasted. I didn't eat the fondant as I really don't like frosting in any form, but the cake portion itself was moist and flavorful. It was a really cute cake, to boot!

Butter Me Up

Yes, it is perfectly acceptable etiquette to place bread on the table if a bread plate has not been provided. Love the Shane McGowan comment.

Aug 13, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Features

WWYD If your dinner guests...

The biggest fight of my life was with my mother over a cucumber I had picked out to make a salad that night. Of course, it wasn't about the cucumber. It never is.

Aug 13, 2007
thatfarmgirl in Not About Food

Where To Buy Zucchini Blossoms

Looking for source/store in DC or MD. Thanks.

Looking for Two Ingredients: Tasso and Fresh Blue Corn Tortillas...

I don't know that you will find authentic tasso in this area. I've looked and have never had success. A great online resource for the future is They make tasso and andouille -- real, Louisiana Andouille!