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    Crab Leg Buffet Now 7 Nights a Week!

    Seafood Takeover is happening this February at Isle Casino® Black Hawk and we're kicking things off with all-you-can-eat crab legs, available seven days a week at Calypso's® Buffet. They're the biggest and best crab legs in Black Hawk!

    Besides being delicious, crabs are one of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. Crab meat contains nearly as much protein as beef, without all of the saturated fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. The lack of connective tissue in crab meat provides high-quality protein that is easy for people of all ages to digest.

    Here are a few more interesting facts about these amazing arthropods:

    • The average lifespan of a crab is between three and four years.
    • Crabs communicate by using their claws and pincers to produce drumming and flapping sounds.
    • Some species of crabs live in groups called a "cast" while others are solitary. Crabs in a cast work together within the group to provide protection and food for their families.
    • Crabs breathe with the help of gills. That is why they need to stay close to the water even if they live mainly on the land.
    • Crabs walk and swim sideways.
    • Crabs are omnivores (they eat both meat and plants). They eat worms, mollusks, other crustaceans, and different kinds of bacteria, fungi and algae.
    • Just like snails, a crab's eyes are on stalks. Though their eyes can distinguish colors, they see fewer details than humans.
    • Females can be distinguished from males by the shape of the abdomen and the flap on their bellies. A female has wide abdomen and flap shaped like a dome. Male crabs have a flap shaped like an obelisk and a narrow abdomen.
    • Crabs wear their skeleton on the outside. Their "exoskeletons" are made of chitin and protect the delicious soft tissue underneath it.
    • Crabs are also known as decapods because they have 10 scrumptious legs. The front pair of legs are the crab's claws, called chelae.
    • Crabs come in all sizes. The pea crab is the smallest of the species, coming in at just under an inch in length. The Japanese Spider Crab is the largest of the species with a leg span from claw to claw of 12 feet.
    • The most commonly caught and sold species of crab is the red king crab. Unlike other crabs, king crabs have only six legs (versus eight).
    • According to the Alaska Seafood® Marketing Institute, the best meat of the king crab is in the legs. The largest king crab on record had a leg span of nearly 5-feet across.

    In addition to the all-you-can-eat crabs, Calypso's Buffet offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner buffet, featuring delicious breakfast items, savory side dishes, stone-baked pizzas, tender chicken and beef entrees, freshly baked breads and crisp salads. This delicious buffet is available seven nights a week. Calypso's is open for dinner Sunday-Thursday from 3:30-9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 3:30-11:00 p.m.

    Seafood Takeover will be going on through February and March. Seafood Specials will also be featured at Farraddays® Steakhouse, featuring a jumbo shrimp cocktail and king crab and Tradewinds® Marketplace featuring weekly seafood specials.

    Become a member of the Fan Club® for additional discounts to the buffet and dining options: 5 percent discount for Select and Gold members. 10 percent discount for Platinum and Millionaire members. Show Fan Club card to cashier.

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