We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One of the tastiest salt-water critters of the eastern half of the US coast is the Blue Crab.
When they moult (to grow) they are soft-shelled. Much as I love real Maryland crab cakes (all crab, no bread crumbs etc), my favorite is a sauteed soft-shell. You eat the entire juicy thing, feathers and all.
The are alive and kicking at the fish market, but Mrs. BD has them kill them by cutting off their faces before she takes them home.
One sad image seared, seared into my memory is a landlady popping soft shells into a hot frying pan, and watching them futilely waving their dying claws over the rim of the pan. I was anchored off Cambodia that Christmas... no... wait...
Agree that soft shell crab sandwich is one of the truly best seafood eats. However, "better than nay lobster roll" not. Suggest you up your lobster roll game. Go off the beaten path for the best lobster rolls. That being said, I prefer soft shell crab to lobster rolls, when they are available..