Thursday, December 02, 2010
We rode the Metro back to the Dunn Loring station where we had left our car. The train was crowded with Redskin and Vikings fans coming back from their football game. We drove to Captain Pell's Fairfax Crab House to meet our friend for dinner. These crab houses are interesting places -- the table is covered with brown paper and you're given the steamed blue crabs and mallets and knives and you have at them. These blue crabs are good, maybe milder than the dungeness crabs we're used to, but they're smaller and take a lot of work to get the crab meat out. We had sides of fries, onion rings and chicken tenders. We also tried dipping the crab meat into vinegar which they do on the East Coast. On the West Coast we use melted butter. It was pretty good with the vinegar but I prefer the butter. Of course, the vinegar is healthier! We got back and managed to get to bed not much after midnight.