Dish No. 90: Softshell Crab Sandwich at The Mussel Pot
If you don't want any namesake mussels, try this softshell crab sammy.
Softshell season -- one of the tastiest times of the year -- is basically over, but you can still find some spots selling the crabs. The Mussel Pot is one such place, frying the crustacean and tucking it into a palate-pleasing sandwich.
A light dredging of beer batter coats the crab, which is then placed into a soft bun and served with both fries and black-bean-and-corn salad. It's a good lunchtime option should you not want to order the restaurant's namesake offering. Will it be the best softshell sandwich you've ever eaten? Probably not, but the back patio -- complete with koi pond and waterfall -- is one of the city's outdoor-space secret treasures. You could easily pass a lazy summer afternoon here with a glass of wine. Or two. OK, four.
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