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The feeding frenzy is about to begin at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami. Each October, diners line up to relish the succulent meat that hides beneath the armor plating of Florida’s native crustacean. Owing to a limited fishing season, their prized claws are only available fresh from October 15 through April 30. You can have them frozen the rest of the year, but crab cravers in the know have been anticipating their October return. And Stephen Sawitz, the fourth-generation owner of Joe’s, a Miami Beach fixture since 1913, gets ready by buying early and often. “The beginning of the season, you buy everything you can,” he says. “You don’t know. It’s not like cattle you can …
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