___________________ Monday 2-28-2011 Got in a handful of large and jumbos for tonight so we can offer them as single portion dinners. I did just get off the phone with the fish house on Florida's west coast and lined up stone crabs for tomorrow and Wednesday. Yay! ___________________ Sunday 2-27-2011 We have all you can eat medium stone crabs tonight but the large and jumbos can be offered only as one and two pound dinners. I don't know yet what's available for Monday. ___________________ Tuesday 2-22-2011 Just got a call from a regular reader up in West Palm... update my blog! And YES! We just received mediums and large in enough quantity to offer the all you can eat special as well as single portion dinners. Jumbos and colossal came in as well, but I'm going to throw them all together and sell them as one and two pound jumbos. ___________________ Monday 2/21 update: just got the call from the fish house, we should have plenty of mediums tomorrow, a fair amount of large and a few jumbos. ____ Monday 2-21-2011 Unfortunately I have to report there are no stone crabs for tonight. I am waiting for the call from the fish house right now telling me what today's catch is grading out as and how much we will be receiving tomorrow. Will keep you posted... ___________________ Friday 2-18-2011 Just received plenty of medium and large for tonight so we will be doing all you can eat on those sizes as well as single portion dinners. As far as jumbos, only a few pounds came in, so those will go strictly as one and two pound dinners. The good news on the jumbos... they include a few pounds of colossal claws so the first couple of plates of jumbos will really be colossal. I'm not planning it that way, I'm just offering to buy as much as they're willing to sell. ___________________ Thursday 2-17-2011 I know the last few days have been pretty thin for stone crabs, but we're expecting enough to do all you can eat tonight on medium and large. Still waiting on word about Friday's claws. ___________________ Monday 2-14-11 (later in the day) Just got word from the fish house regarding stone crabs... nearly nothing caught for tomorrow. I wish I could get more but again tomorrow, it looks like one and two pound dinners only.. ___________________ Monday 2-14-11 Happy Valentine's Day! I wish I could report we found a supplier to bring in lots and lots of fresh stone crabs for today but the truth is all we have for tonight is a few pounds of mediums and jumbos which are going to go fast as one and two pound dinners. I truly wish it was otherwise. We should get stone crabs tomorrow... they are out fishing for them today. ___________________ Sunday 2-13-11 It has been very busy of late and hard to keep enough stone crabs coming. Today we have 50 lbs medium, 25 lbs each of large and jumbo. This means we're officially offering only one and two pound dinners. Unofficially,for guests actually seated at the table, I will see if there is enough stone crabs to offer all you can eat. I'm still waiting to hear if anybody has stone crabs for Monday, Valentine's day, but so far all I'm getting is silence. ___________________ Monday 2-7-2011 We're well supplied with medium and large for tonight and tomorrow, but the jumbos have to be offered only as single portion dinners. ___________________ Thursday 2-3-2011 We have plenty of medium and large stone crabs for tonight, but only 20 lbs jumbos came in so jumbos can only be offered as one and two pound dinners. Friday should bring more stone crabs, including enough jumbos for all you can eat on Friday and Saturday. Sunday too, but this Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and we're one of the places that has only one TV, so we don't get very busy on Super Bowl. Of course, there are the 13 bar seats that have a good view of our flat screen TV and having all you can eat stone crab and snow crab legs while watching Super Bowl is almost as good as being at the Super Bowl! Plus, I'll be here too. ;) ___________________ Saturday Jan 29, 2011 Got as many stone crabs in as I could for today... this delivery will have to be enough for tomorrow as well as today. It will likely be enough for today and tomorrow. Will let you know about tomorrow at close of business tonight. ___________________ Friday Jan 28, 2011 Just got them in. Will have plenty of stone crabs for tonight. Am working on tomorrow right now, but tonight is a lock. ___________________ Thursday Jan 27, 2011 There's good and bad news for stone crabs. First the bad. All we can offer for tonight is one and two pound dinners on mediums. This cold front that just passed through (and made this beautiful day we have today!) is making the supply side of the crab equation under balanced. However... the good news is the beautiful day today should (and I emphasize should) mean plenty of stone crab claws for tomorrow and the weekend. The tiny bit of tarnish on this good news is they will probably come at a little bit higher price. I'll post in the morning once I know more for sure. ___________________ Wednesday Jan 26, 2011 Situation remains unchanged, can't find more than a few pounds of stone crabs for tonight... we'll be offering them as one and two pound dinners. ___________________ Monday Jan 24, 2011 Sadly, I have to report we have only a handful of mediums and jumbos for tonight which are offered as one and two pound dinners until they're gone. As far as tomorrow, so far I can only line up a few pounds of medium and large which will once again be offered only as one and two pound dinners while they last, etc, etc. I wish the situation was different but the cold weather on the west coast of Florida is simply keeping a lot of fishing boats in port. As far as the Keys; well they don't produce quite as much stone crabs as they used to. Factor that with You Know Who on Miami Beach controlling the Keys production and the result is a severe shortage on the supply side as compared to the demand side in the South Florida stone crab economy equation. ___________________ Friday Jan 21, 2011 Just got word on stone crabs. We will have plenty of mediums but the large and jumbos... not as much as I was hoping for. We'll have all you can eat for the mediums and large, but the jumbos are restricted to single portion dinners. ___________________ Tuesday Jan 18, 2011 Just confirmed with stone crab driver via cell phone, we will be receiving fresh Florida stone crab claws this morning. We will off the mediums and the large as all-you-can-eat dinners as well as single portion dinners, but there's only 20 lbs of jumbos coming so those can only be offered as single portion dinners tonight... while they last. ___________________ Sunday Jan 16, 2011 Good supply of mediums for tonight so we can offer all you can eat as well as one and two pound dinners, however laqrge and jumbos will be one and two pound dinners only... while they last. ___________________ Saturday Jan 15, 2011 We got in plenty of medium stone crabs for tonight and a fair amount of large. The jumbos... well, they'll have to be limited to one and two pound dinners but we're doing all you can eat on the mediums and large. ___________________ Tuesday Jan 11, 2011 Just got done weighing in and checking a boat load of medium and large stone crabs. There were a few pounds of jumbo as well, but the jumbos must be restricted to one and two pound dinners while the medium and large can go for all you can eat as well as one and two pound dinners. And a reminder... the two pound dinner is a lot of crab, so you we do permit guests to order the two pound dinner and then decide if they want to upgrade it into an all you can eat dinner. ___________________ Monday Jan 10, 2011 Later in the afternoon... Just got word, plenty of medium and large stone crabs coming up from the Keys for Tuesday! I'll post in the morning to confirm this after I make sure they really are, as promised, fresh. ___________________ Monday Jan 10, 2011 We have single portion dinners on large and jumbos for tonight. That's bad enough, but I just got off the phone with my crab guy and the wind and rain is blowing so bad on the west coast of Florida almost nobody is out fishing. They might be able to send a handful of claws for tomorrow, a few pounds of medium, large and jumbos but that means, once again, we will only have enough stone crabs to offer single portion dinners. I do have feelers out for Keys stone crabs, but too often all they offer are Joe's rejects or frozen, especially in times like this when supply can't come close to demand... but I'll post here as soon as I hear anything positive. ___________________ Friday Jan 7, 2011 Plenty of stone crabs for tonight! ___________________ Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 Could only find enough fresh stone crab claws for today to do single portion dinners. (We do two pound dinners as well as the more traditional one pound dinner) We could've taken some frozen but I stay away from buying frozen product. Tomorrow, Friday, should bring plenty of stone crabs in all sizes. I'll put up a quick post once I know they're in. ___________________ Monday Jan. 3, 2011 We have one and two pound dinners on medium, large and jumbos today... while they last. Very hard to find anyone who was out fishing this past weekend. Should be getting more stone crabs in tomorrow but there's still a big question mark hovering over that statement, especially the mediums, I'll know more in the morning. ____________________ Saturday Jan 1, 2011 First things first. Happy and healthy and prosperous New Year to everyone and a big loud THANK YOU for another wonderful year from everyone at Catfish Deweys! ...Next most important thing: All us southerners have a tradition about New Years Day. We have a serving of black eyed peas for good luck and prosperity for the new year. If you really want to do it right, have some collards with them; the collards represent paper money and the black eyed peas coins and as we all know... we can all use a bit more prosperity going into 2011. Tony is fixing today's batch with hog jowls (just think smoked pork if this seems a little adventurous for you northerners) and he's cooking down the collards too. Might's'well have some catfish or fried oysters with 'em! :) We do have stone crabs for today, but they're large and jumbos... not enough mediums to even advertise them here, but if you want to start the New Year off with fresh Florida stone crabs, might as well do it up with large and jumbo claws! Large stone crab claws and a bowl of black eyed peas and a side of collards... I think that combination can't be beat for good luck, health and prosperity.