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Restaurants ready for Dungeness crab season

Chefs at restaurants like Alioto's, Pescatore and Oceana create unique dishes with the West Coast delicacy, Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab season has begun, and chefs across the country are gearing up to celebrate this West Coast delicacy.

Named after a seaport in Washington state, Dungeness crabs molt between June and August and spend the next few months eating and filling up their new shells, according to a spokesman from the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. The crab’s meat-to-shell ratio is tested, and once it’s high enough for a consistent, high-quality product, the season is ope

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