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  • n. The peekytoe crab, a variety of rock crab found in the coastal waters of New England


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  • Me., popularized the name "peekytoe," and seafood chefs clamored to have it on their menus.

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  • Favorites: peekytoe crab cake with pink grapefruit, avocado and ginger; black truffle pizza; slow-cooked salmon; grilled lamb chops; and Grand Marnier soufflé with mandarin sorbet.

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  • To be sure, the restaurant also serves a lovely roasted beet or peekytoe crab salad.

    More Than a Salad Bar

  • : "Spinach salad; peekytoe crab and guacamole on a fried tortilla; French onion soup; foie gras; and the entrée, quail and grits with pickled corn."

    Fine Food to go With That Special Wine

  • In turn, the gentlemen addressed: the large boite/new oak program; biodynamic viticulture; the perfection of a peekytoe crab pairing; the gripping acids; and the perfect spot this takes on a wine list for a customer looking for either value, or something from a less beaten path.

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  • A delicate, peekytoe crab salad with cilantro and scallions gets a note of astringency from fermented rice-wine vinaigrette and an underlying creaminess from an egg-white cardomon custard.

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  • So Boulud, of Daniel, offered peekytoe crab with apple and poppy- seed gelee. -- Top News

  • Along one wall, a marketing executive with feathered Madonna hair sat one night with friends and used her phone to photograph her food, a peekytoe gratin off the specials list: soft, fat cubes of bread tendrilled with crab, moist and steaming, a Thanksgiving dream-dressing made real as February.

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  • Choices include a peekytoe crab salad, baby pheasant, and duck-fat-fried chicken, named one of the best restaurant dishes of 2008 by

    Chicago Reader

  • Dishes include peekytoe crab cakes with sorrel puree and morel mushrooms, paired with Stone Pale Ale, and duck confit lentil du pays with sous vide endive, with Arrogant Bastard.

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