Celebrity Crab Crack

Who do you think can crack more crab: Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White, 49ers linebacker Manny Lawson or Miss Chinese Chamber Of Commerce Tiffany Tam?

You may fear that the world will never know, but your fears are unfounded. This Saturday, those three local celebrities, plus a host more will join in battle to see who can crack and clean the most local Dungeness. Niners quarterback Alex Smith, kicker Joe Nedney, Sir Francis Drake doorman Tom Sweeney and a contingent of 49ers cheerleaders are scheduled to participate.

The 12:30 p.m. competition is part of the Union Square Association’s Celebrity Crab Festival, a promo event to benefit the 49ers Foundation. Also on the agenda: a noon cracking and cleaning demonstration and plenty of food and wine tasting ($5 per ticket).

Here are the participating chefs and restaurants:

Mike Koenig, Scala’s Bistro
Keira Moritz, Puccini & Pinetti
Robert Helstrom, Kuleto’s
Robert Petzold, Ponzu
Sharon Nahm, E & O Trading Co
Fernando Padilla, Master Baker, Boudin Bakery
James Chan, Bistro Boudin“>Bistro Boudin
Thomas Rimpel, The Oak Room at the Westin St. Francis
Richard Slusarz, Grandviews at the Grand Hyatt
Darren Lacy, Luques at the Chancellor Hotel
Mauro Pando, Grand Cafe

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Celebrity Crab Crack