What to look for when hunting stone crab at MIA
We stopped in at the new Shoppes of Ocean Drive last week and while it's certainly filled to the brim with souvenirs, clothing, candy, books and magazinesplus Miami Heat, Dolphins and Marlins gear and signed memorabiliathe stone crabs were by far the most exciting and unique item for sale.
They're part of the Prive Gourmet Market section of the 'Shoppes' (can't we retire this word already??), and sit alongside jars of caviar and other delicious fishy things.
We didn't grab any crabs (this time) but asked a staff member about them and he told us that they are not frozen but packed fresh daily in special styrofoam packaging that will keep your stone crabs cool for up to 48 hours. Just the thing to break out when the flight attendants try flogging their dry $10 sandwiches in coach!
Prices depend on claw size and weight, but start at around $24.95 a pound for medium claws.
Where to Find Them: Gate D17 in the American Airlines North Terminal of MIA.