It's funny, but crab is just not a real big item on many local menus - at least, not once we back out the nearly obligatory crab cakes. If I recall correctly, the waterside spot in Sea Bright is no longer there severing steamed blue claws, once again leaving only the Crab Shack on Mantoloking Road in Brick as the only place to go in the Mon/OC.
It's a great subject to look for more information about. I'm sure they're some great soft she'll preps out there, but when's the last time anybody's seen crab claw "lollipops" offered up? Maybe a good blue claw pasta sauce? I'll think some more, but I'm of the mindset that it's an ingredient folks could be doing more with all summer long
How'd you do on your trip, Johnny?