There are lots of ways we can get that crabby feeling. Monday mornings. Coffee that’s gone too cold too soon. Carrot Top. The Red Bulls inability to stop other teams from scoring goals (OK, that might just be making me crabby). Anyway, the list could go on and on.
Sometimes, though, we want to be in crabby mood…as in having a craving for crabs. And maybe we’ve been so busy this summer that we have not been able to satisfy that craving – and it’s getting on our nerves. In other words, by not getting crabs, we are getting crabby. Well, as always, we are here to help. There are some upcoming events here in South Jersey that can help you get crabs and get rid of being crabby. Now if this makes any sense to you, could you do me a favor and explain it to me?
Let’s start with this weekend. Despite the recent heavy rains and flooding, Bridgeton is still going to be holding its 2nd annual Cohansey RiverFest on Saturday from 10AM to 8PM. Part of the festivities will be the Bridgeton CrabFest and Beer Garden (mmm…crabs and beer…oh yes!). There will be crab dinners available in two styles: “Italian” style, which is a clear garlicky crab sauce (very Down Jersey), or “Baltimore” style, which uses Old Bay seasoning. You have to buy tickets to get your crab dinner, and you may want to think about buying a ticket in advance (they sold out last year). The tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the Fest.
You can also get your crabby fix in Bordentown on Saturday at the Crab Fest being held at the Yacht Club from 2PM to 7PM. This is an all you can eat affair, and tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for kids. The Bordentown Yacht Club is located at the foot of Farnsworth Avenue.
If this weekend doesn’t work for you, then how about September 17? Got a couple more crab events for you on that date. All the way out in Lower Alloways Creek in Salem County, the Ruritan Club will hold its annual Crab & Craft Festival from 11AM to 5PM. Along with being able to eat some crabs you can watch the crab races…but for goodness sake, don’t you dare do any betting on the races. Let’s not ruin the pureness of the sport of crab racing.
And then there’s Crab-A-Palooza. All you need to know is this: Crabs, Shrimp, Clams, BBQ, Beer. Oh, you might need to know where to go: Pinsetter Bar & Bowl in Pennsauken. And I guess when during the day it’s taking place would be helpful too: 2PM to 10PM. Seriously, though, if you look at those choices being offered at Crab-A-Palooza, and your answer is None of the Above, there’s nothing I can do to help you.