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Crab Fest

At Fisherman's Wharf, we are very excited to share the most sought-after seafood season in the Bay Area, CRAB!  The FWCBD Crab Fest celebrates Crab Season by bringing together chef's from some of the top Fisherman's Wharf restaurants who will be sharing bites of their favorite crab dish complimented by local sustainable wine.  The event also includes sustainable booths, recipe ideas, a free commemorative wine glass and more.

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2013 Crab Fest Participants included:
Blue Mermaid Chowder House
Alioto's Restaurant
Bistro Boudin
Pier Market
Fog Harbor Fish House
Scoma's Restaurant 

Wine from:
San Francisco City Cellars
G.Reedy Wines
Pushback Wines

Beer from:
T.W. Pitcher's Snakebite

Sustainable Fishing Tips and Purchasing:
Aquarium of the Bay
I Love Blue Sea

For more information or to learn how to be a part of this event in 2015 please email us. 

Trivia - Dungeness Crab History

The opening of Crab Season in November is a festive occasion. A century ago, Chinese fisherman and Italians with their latenn-rigged Genoese sailboats, found crabs in plentiful supply from the Straits of Carquinez on the inland reaches of San Francisco Bay to the sandy shorelines off the East Bay. Over the years, clams, the natural food of the crab, disappeared from the Bay. The best crab catches were made just outside the Golden Gate. Now "crabbers" must drop their crab pots far out near Farallon Islands in 18 to 35 fathoms of ocean water. The best time to buy fresh and seasonal crab at Fisherman's Wharf is November - July.


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