| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Sep 28, 2013
As readers of this column know, food is a prime factor in setting the Postcards From Florida itinerary.
In Apalachicola that connection is oysters, but the historic Gulf Coast destination on Florida's Panhandle has much more to offer.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:36 AM
ROME -- The Eritreans were seeking a new life in Europe, with about 500 of them crowded aboard a 66-foot boat crossing the Mediterranean. Instead, the vessel caught fire and capsized Thursday, in one of the worst disasters seen on a route sailed by...
| Oct 12, 2013
It is possible to reserve a table at Fishing With Dynamite, I have heard, to make a phone call or to get lucky on Open Table, or to walk into the 33-seat restaurant directly from an afternoon at the beach. You might even catch a sliver of sunset from...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Among the far-reaching effects of the ongoing government shutdown is the lack of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is about to put a major crimp in the Alaskan fishing industry. The problem is so great that it's even...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:49 AM
"I'm praying to the stone-crab gods right now," said Stephen Sawitz, two hours before his family's Joe's Stone Crab was set to open for its 100th season Tuesday afternoon. "I'm praying for a healthy harvest."
At the first 5 p.m. seating, Joe's served...
| Oct 19, 2013
A flip is a class of cocktail that you may not be familiar with even though it dates back to the 17th century, when the term was used to describe a drink made with beer, rum and sugar. The concoction was then heated with a hot iron. That last part is...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler.
But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Alfredo Munoz of Moses Lake, Wash. won the annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest held in the Florida Keys this past weekend devouring 25 crab claws in 17 minutes and 35 seconds.
That's roughly one crab claw every 42 seconds.
He took on more than 50...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 PM
A group of Maryland watermen has filed suit seeking to overturn the state's catch limit on menhaden, arguing that it violates state and federal law and that the forage fish is not in need of conservation.
In a filing Friday in Dorchester County...