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Stone Crab Season Starts With Helicopter Delivery (Video)

The 2014 stone crab season officially began this morning, October 15, at midnight, and all over Miami, people are chomping at the bit for their first taste of the sweet claws.

But most restaurants won't have this particular fruit of the sea until tomorrow, when the traps are all raised and the first catch has been sold. The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival organizer devised a better way to get his paws on the first claws: Fly them in via helicopter, landing in the middle of Peacock Park!

See also: Coconut Grove Seafood Festival: Local Flavor, Fresh Seafood

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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