It's crab season and I'm ready, and at Fisherman's Wharf they'll be hosting their annual Crab Fest with chefs from some of the top Fisherman's Wharf restaurants who will share their favorite crab dish, complemented by local sustainable wine. (The event is in the big white museum that looks like a ship at the west end of the Wharf, just before you start up the hill along the water to get to Fort Mason. See the map with the ticket link below.) We had quite a bit of fun at last year's event, and you can see those pictures here if you need to be convinced that this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
The event brings at least 10 Fisherman's Wharf restaurants into one place with wine, beer, a free commemorative wineglass, sustainable booths and discussions, charitable donations, tips for sustainable seafood purchasing and more.
Tickets are $43.19 (with service charge) when purchased online here, or $45 at the door. I highly recommend buying your ticket as soon as possible, however -- you're guaranteed not to get shut out (last year's attempted door-buyers did), it'll get you out of bed on Sunday morning, and all proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. I've bought my ticket -- come on, let's have fun on a Sunday afternoon.
I will say that the price was $30 last year, and I felt like that was a bit pricey though acceptable since it's for charity. At $40, well, you make the call. I don't remember the exact number of tickets they gave out -- it was 10 or (probably) 12 or 15 per person -- and you exchange one for each taste you get, so you'll probably be satisfied by the end.
Participating restaurants include:
Blue Mermaid Chowder House
Fog Harbor Fish House
and more. Beer and wine providers are listed on the event sheet.
I won't put a cap on this event, but I do ask that you not blow off your rez so I won't have to keep an eye out for people who aren't coming. The F-line streetcar runs from Market Street to the Wharf if you feel like BARTing over. Parking sucks -- pricey garages are pretty much it.
Thanks, and see you over some crab we won't have to peel!