Here's an East Coast take on a fabled West Coast crab salad. Typical to crab Louie (roll, $15) are hardboiled eggs, tomatoes, lettuce and a mayo-based dressing such as green goddess; olives are not uncommon. Rather than the dungeness beloved in San Francisco, however, this rendition employs crabmeat from the related but milder-flavored jonah, which frequents the cold waters off Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. As for the seasoning, the classic Louie dressing incorporates chiles and green onions, but Brine by Danny Brown looks south to the Chesapeake — sprinkled on top, that's Old Bay.
Brine by Danny Brown
At Smorgasburg Queens, Saturdays during the warmer months
43-29 Crescent St. (43rd Ave.-44th Rd.), Long Island City, Queens