"If, as Tolstoy wrote, every happy family is alike, he forgot to mention that every happy family can screw up birthdays in different ways." Read the full text of Francine Prose's essay, "Happy Birthday, at Last" in Issue #132 of SAVEUR Recipe: Joe's Stone Crab Mustard Sauce. Todd Coleman

Joe’s Stone Crab is famous for this creamy sauce, which it serves as a condiment for stone crab claws. It’s also a great dressing for sandwiches, salads, or other chilled seafood.


Joe’s Stone Crab Mustard Sauce Joe’s Stone Crab Mustard Sauce
This creamy condiment, famously served with stone crab claws at Joe’s in Miami Beach, is a great dressing for sandwiches, salads, or any chilled seafood.
Yield: makes about 1 cup


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. half-and-half
  • 4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. A.1. Steak Sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, half-and-half, mustard, Worcestershire, and A.1. sauce in a bowl until smooth; season with salt and pepper and chill. Serve as a dipping sauce with all kinds of crab.