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Soft Shell Crabs Get a New Crust

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t’s soft-shell crab season, and you can find the little critters everywhere, even the most unlikely of places.

Everyone’s favorite summertime exhibitionist sheds its old crust and finds a new one on Fiorella Pizzeria e Caffè’s soft-shell crab pizza ($29-$47).

This white pizza forgoes the pomodoro sauce and wears a thin veil of red onions, capers, tomatoes.

Haricots verts are tossed in a hot, citrusy beurre blanc sauce with almonds and parsley, then added for a sea of different textures, colors and flavors.

The flash-fried streaker is proudly displayed like a centerpiece, garnering ooh’s and aah’s all around.  Download the full menu here.

Photo: Fiorella

Fiorella Pizzeria e Caffè
152 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745
301.839.1811

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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