Soft Shell Crabs are traditional local Blue Crabs that have been harvested from the water as soon as they molt in order to prevent any hardening of the shells. This results in the entire crab being edible. Blue Crabs are typically in season April-September, but only prepare to molt at the start of the season and the end of the season making the supply of Soft Shell Crabs extremely rare. Much of the harvesting of pre-molt crabs are by accident. Professional crabbers will keep crabs in tanks until they molt, immediately removing them from the water.
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- Catch Cru at Charleston Wine & Food FestivalMarch 2, 2017 - 10:27 pm
Catch Cru Cafe & Catering this weekend at some tasty Charleston Wine & Food Festival Events!
- Local Love ~ EVO Craft BakeryFebruary 23, 2017 - 9:19 pm
Cru Cafe is proud to be a small part of such an amazing city, and while our chefs, cooks and staff make it a wonderful place our local partners are a big key to our success. Bread is something we at Cru don’t take lightly and that’s why our local bakers mean so much to us, […]
- Trip Advisor Tuesday ~ Cru Cafe, Charleston SCFebruary 21, 2017 - 8:40 pm
We always love hearing from our patrons whether first timers or our beloved regulars. It makes our day learning how Cru Cafe satisfied your cravings and left you with a smile. While we love all of your kind words, and hearing how our food rocks, hearing about our staff means just as much which is […]