Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 9, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page A:9

FOOD AND DRINK & MORE Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 9, 29017 
Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: 
TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills 
Read us online at: 
Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, And Catering 
The Discovery Channel is full of great shows, 
and I turn to it when I have exhausted my 
usual programming, such as that critically 
acclaimed, Dining with Dills Knows. One 
show that has increasingly captured my 
attention is “The Deadliest Catch?” I’m not 
moving from restaurant reviewer to TV 
Critic mind you, but there is something 
about the show that just keeps my interest. I 
have no idea who the stars are but it appears 
to me the treacherous weather is one of 
them. The entire show is dedicated to life 
threatening pursuit of catching Crabs off 
Alaska and the Russian Border, the Baltic 
Sea to be exact. The ships are equipped with 
every technical gadget in the business, but 
like so many things in life, it comes down to 
instinct and in this case it is the captain’s instinct 
that directs the ship to fortune, failure or even 
death. Unlike the “Bachelor,” here I don’t have to 
wade through 10 episodes for the count or the 
discard, as nearly every episode they are pulling 
up Crabs in five minute intervals. Crew members 
battle the crippling Eskimo like conditions and 
sheer walls of mountainous sea to bring up a 
treasure chest of crabs that is as welcome as 
gold to the pirates of a distant age. The season is 
brief so each mistake, each lost moment of time 
is magnified as the crew must force themselves 
through fatigue and lack of sleep to race against 
the ticking clock. Maybe I find a special delight 
in the show since I love King Crab but it is more, 
as the show turns my stomach in knots as I watch 
with childlike fear and anticipation as the crew 
of the boats challenge the harshest elements of 
nature. Here is a sample of the shows description. 
“Relive the dangers, adventures and disasters 
of the original miniseries. Meet the salty sea 
captains and greenhorns who risk their lives on 
the job to earn part of a 90 million dollar King 
and Opilio Crab payoff. Set sail and learn all about 
crab fishing.” Yea, that’s the whole premise and I 
can’t get enough of it!!! If they are willing to risk 
their lives for this, I feel obligated to support these 
courageous soldiers and their imprisoned catch? 
This week is dedicated to those crews and their 
delicious prisoners, so let’s see where we can catch 
our own crab and not lose a life or wallet in the 
King Crab Legs can be very expensive, so I 
suggest checking out Costco or Sam’s Club for a 
fair price. Typically, they have a great selection 
at a very reasonable price. If you are a Costco 
member they have some of the freshest crab and 
some of the lowest prices anywhere. On sale you 
can expect to pay about ($20.95) per pound. 
How about Crab Cakes? If done right they can 
be very tasty, but many restaurants do not use the 
traditional method or lack a quality in their crab 
cake to capture the heightened glory that this 
dish can achieve. The traditional method is done 
with Dungeness lump crab meat. Some places in 
our region are: Cameron’s Restaurant, Del Frisco, 
and Ruths Chris’. For this crab lover though, the 
very best Crab Cake by far is at The Front Runner 
Restaurant located at the Santa Anita Race Track 
in Arcadia. There they use real lump crabmeat 
with a light breaded cover. With this dish all those 
thoughts of slow horses disappear in a Heaven 
filled plate of Crab Cake. What’s your favorite 
place for Crab Cakes? Send me an email to the 
Join me every Saturday evening at 5 PM on 
KRLA AM 870 
CalBRE# 02015404 
Exclusively Represented By: 
30 N. Baldwin Avenue 
Sierra Madre 91024 
Thank you for your continued business 
& friendship in the coming new year! 
Wishing you & your family