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Friday, February 5, 2010

Chefs, 49ers to Crack Crab for a Cause

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 1:57 PM

A scene from last year's crack meet. - KENT BUCKINGHAM/FLICKR
A week after the Saints celebrate sending the Colts whinnying up Highway 65 to lick their wounds in a cornfield outside of Indianapolis, this city's football squad will be throwing its own gala event. Next Saturday, members of the San Francisco 49ers will team up with the Union Square Association and Bay Area chefs to demonstrate the art of crab-cracking. We learned how to crack ourselves over the summer when we visited Maryland for a close friend's wedding. When pressed to weigh in, we prefer blue to Dungeness but ― so long as they're real, fresh, and in season ― both kinds of crab sit right up there with sex and pizza. Proceeds will benefit the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, which provides support for underserved youth and works to prevent family violence. Details after the jump.

Event details:

Eighth Annual Celebrity Crab Festival

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13, noon-3 p.m.

Location: Union Square

Cost: Admission is free; tickets for food, beer, and wine tasting are $5 each or six for $25;

RSVP: Purchase tickets here, or onsite the day of the event (cash only)

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