Friday 1-19-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 9:47 AM We have received plenty of mediums for tonight, and expect more tomorrow, but there were no jumbos in today's delivery. For tomorrow we expect more mediums, and possible large, but there is still a shortage of jumbos. The month of February has always been a time when supply was hard pressed to keep pace with demand, so I wonder if that phenomenon is beginning to manifest itself a bit early. I'll know more about that after this front passes through this weekend. ________________________ ____________________ Wednesday 1-17-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:20 AM I know we didn't get very many jumbos yesterday, but for today through the weekend we should stay fairly well stocked on jumbos, as well as large and mediums. I'd also like to take a moment to thank Linda Pearl from Cruisemates.com for a very nice note in her article. "You could spend a month this fair city, and still have restaurants to try! On my last visit in June I was taken to Catfish Dewey's ...... The shrimp here was literally the best I have ever eaten, food is abundant and the menu variety will please everyone. .... " Thank you very much Ms. Pearl! ____________________ ___________________ Monday 1-15-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:51 PM More fresh stone crabs in today! We are pretty well stocked to serve all you can eat stone crabs for the holiday rush on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. __________________ _______________ Friday 1-12-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 9:03 AM Pretty windy out there this morning. Supposed to stay breezy all weekend, and we know what that means. High seas... big, choppy waves the stone crab fishermen avoid... but I have stone crabs lined up for all weekend. As long as they really materialize, we should be well stocked all through the weekend. There's already a good sign... today's have already been delivered. Of course that means checking them, and a couple of large claws, cracked and then dipped in Sylvia's mustard sauce make a fine breakfast for a long Friday's business. :) Hmmm... breakfast? Nahhhh. Opening time Monday through Saturday at 11:30 AM is just fine. (4:00 PM opening time on Sundays.) _____________________ __________________ Tuesday 1-9-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:16 AM Found mediums for tonight! Some large and jumbos too, but those will be limited to one and two pound dinners... only the mediums can be offered as all you can eat dinners. Tomorrow, Wednesday, we expect the full boat load... plenty of mediums, large and jumbos. ______________________ ________________ Monday 1-8-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:27 AM There is a limited amount of mediums, large and jumbos due in today. I believe there will be enough to get through the night, but if you are of the "better safe than sorry" school of thought, then come earlier, rather than later. Working on tomorrow's stones (no luck, so far) and deeper into the week as well. Will keep you posted. ______________________ _______________ Thursday 1-4-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 1:00 PM We are pretty well supplied for tonight on stone crabs. Still working on Friday's supply, we are cautiously optimistic. _____________________ _________________ Tuesday 1-2-2007 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:40 AM We were able to get Jumbo stone crabs in for today, but that was all. For tomorrow, Wednesday, we have plenty of mediums, large and jumbos in the pipeline. ______________________ ___________________ Sunday 12-31-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:18 PM We still have stone crabs for today, but without a doubt, come earlier rather than later if you are looking to make the last dinner of 2006 Fresh Florida Stone Crab. Oh... and HAPPY NEW YEAR! ________________________ ____________________ Saturday 12-30-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:51 PM Happy New Year's Eve, eve! Everyone at Catfish Deweys wishes all the very best New Year with happiness, health and prosperity! We will be open Sunday, New Year's Eve our regular hours (close at 10:00PM) with our regular prices. We will also be open New Year's Day, our regular hours. I gathered all the stone crabs I could find for today. We have mediums, large and jumbos, however, if you are coming for the mediums come early. Needless to say, it has been quite a coup to buy as many stone crabs as we have for the New Years's weekend. ______________________ _________________ Tuesday 12-26-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:39 PM Just got word we should have fresh stone crabs Wednesday. We should be good on mediums, large and jumbos. _______________________ ____________________ Tuesday 12-26-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:48 PM I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I figure the stone crab fishermen did, because there are no stone crabs for today. Zero, zip, nada. Best I can figure, anybody serving stone crabs today are selling stone crabs caught last week. As far as tomorrow, I won't know until later tonight. Some boats are out, but they won't get in until dark and cooking, sorting and grading happens after that. Then they are allocated out. I'll post up here as soon as I know what we are allocated, if any. I wish it were otherwise, but this particular moment has demand high and supply low. _______________________ ____________________ Saturday 12-23-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 1:51 PM We just received a modest amount of mediums and an even more modest amount of jumbos. No large. We'll do the mediums as all you can eat dinners and the jumbos as one or two pound dinners until they sell out. So come earlier, rather than later for stone crabs. I wish it were otherwise, I truly do, but this is all I could find for today. We will be closed Chrismas Day, Monday, December 25th. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! ____________________ ________________ Friday 12-22-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:34 AM Well... we have no stone crabs for tonight. I couldn't find anyone with stone crabs for today. I do have a big delivery from the west coast lined up for tomorrow, but I'll know exactly what's delivered when it's delivered. _______________________ ___________________ Thursday 12-21-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 8:38 PM Stone crabs are very hard to find right now. I will keep you posted on what will be available for Friday. _____________________ _________________ Sunday 12-17-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 1:30 PM I've been severely under the weather the last few days, but will be back in the saddle today. All that bad weather we've been having seems to have passed by, and looking outside right now, the bright sunshine today is a great metaphor for my own feeling well again today. Unfortunately, though, the past few days of bad weather meant stone crabs were tough to find. We have mediums, large and jumbos for today, but I would come earlier in the night if it's stone crabs you're looking for. _____________________ _________________ Tuesday 12-12-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 1:33 PM The wind outside still hasn't eased up, so stone crabs are going to be short. We are set up well tonight and have a delivery scheduled for tomorrow, but jumbos are still the ones hard to find. We have adequate jumbos for tonight, but as far as what comes tomorrow, we will know when we know. _____________________ ________________ Friday 12-8-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:18 AM Kind of chilly today, and it's the result of a cold front moving through. We should all know what that means... stone crabs are going to be less abundant because of the higher waves and winds keeping the boats tied up. Now here's the good news... we've lined up enough deliveries today and more tomorrow to get us through the weekend. Stay warm, and come on out to see the Christmas decorations I put up, and enjoy Florida's singular delicacy... Fresh Stone Crab Claws dipped in our sweet mustard sauce. ______________________ __________________ Tuesday 12-5-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:45 PM We are lined up real well today with stone crabs, but this front moving through may make supply a bit sketchy for the next couple of days. I will keep information on the stone crab supply as current as possible. ___________________ _________________ Sunday 12-3-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:50 AM Hoedown today, but we are fairly well stocked with medium, large and jumbo stone crabs. Still... there is some real possibility of selling out tonight. As far as what is coming in Monday, I will keep you advised. They're ordered, but Monday seems to be the difficult day to find any fresh stone crabs. _______________________ ________________ Friday 12-1-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 10:06 AM I am feeling the first little tremors in the market as far as overall availability of stone crabs. Mediums have been short, and a reader has offered a fairly valid theory of his own. David K. thinks: The "shortage" of mediums may be a result of last season's small harvest. Many of the claws that would have been harvested then, had another year to grow. I am sure that the average claw weight is greater this year than it has been in many years. I can't imagine that a fisherman who went to all the trouble to set and haul up traps, would throwback any claws that were of legal size. By the time the crabs are in the boat, much of the expenditure and work has already been done. It's not as if you could put a sign on your crab traps that said "No Mediums Allowed", and even if you could, stone crabs don't read very well - they are rather "thick" and "hard headed"... I think there may be something to that as well. As far as availability for this weekend, we look good, although I am still awaiting a callback from our main supplier. You all may wish to consider that this Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and we have our live country show scheduled. We are booked solid, so we have only the 1/3 portion of our seating available for walk-in guests, and that means a manic Sunday. Some folks love that kind of energy, but I also realize some folks don't, so if you're looking for stone crabs with a shorter wait in line, you might consider tonight or Saturday. And thanks again David for your insight! _____________________ _________________ Tuesday 11-28-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:47 PM We got stone crabs back today, and for Wednesday we have more coming, so we should be in fine shape on mediums, large and jumbos. It's interesting that the mediums are still hard to find, but I've theorized on that a few posts back. _____________________ ___________________ Monday 11-27-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 9:29 AM All of the stone crabs ordered yesterday for today are not going to materialize. Evidently, there were no fishermen out Sunday in that heavy wind. Since we sold out last night, this means we have no stone crabs of any size today or tonight. Calmer winds today, so we expect tomorrow to be the next day for fresh stone crabs. _____________________ __________________ Friday 11-24-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:11 PM Lining up fresh stone crabs for the weekend. Here is a cool photo I took of a Pelican on the Commercial Blvd. Fishing pier yesterday. ______________________ ____________________ Wednesday 11-22-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:09 PM Sorry to say I could find no mediums for tonight, however large and jumbos are fresh today and excellent. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, and if we miss you tonight, we hope to see you on Friday. _______________________ ________________ Tuesday 11-21-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 12:15 PM Plenty of fresh stone crabs coming in today. We should be good on mediums, large and jumbos. A reminder that we are closed on Thanksgiving Day is in order. We reopen Friday at 11:30 AM so all that leftover turkey can wait a day or two. ;-) I have to say something about our weather. It is so beautiful right now. Almost no humidity with temperatures in the 50's at night and upper 60's in the day. It is such a wonderful feeling having cool crisp air lifted by a slow breeze blow across your skin with a bright warm sun shining down. If you are up north and reading this, you need to make plans to spend at least a couple of days down here this winter. It is sublime. It is paradise.
Sunday 11-19-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 1:13 PM If you're coming tonight for stone crabs, the large were the ones delivered in full today. We were shorted on mediums and jumbos, so those will probably sell out before closing time. What a beautiful day today. Crisp, cool air, clear sky and warm sun. Just the day to take a walk on the beach with a beautiful blond! ...And I have to work. ________________________ ___________________ Saturday 11-18-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 1:00 PM Solid delivery today on stone crabs. We are good to go on mediums, large and jumbos. Looking ahead to Thanksgiving... we are closed on Thanksgiving Day. We always have been, and I know... it's probably a good business day for restaurants, but Catfish Deweys is closed on Thanksgiving. _______________________ __________________ Thursday 11-16-2006 Posted by Dewey Jr. 11:55 AM We had the King of Stone Crabs in the other night. No kidding! Check him out, here. As far as supply for tonight, we look good across the medium to jumbo spectrum. Still working on tomorrow. Will update tonight. And Dallas... I saw your guest book entry. Until I take a better photo, this one will have to do. And you have to share with your brother. ________________________________________________