One of the best parts of realizing that Summer is an approaching reality is invitations for social gatherings that revolve around seafood. "Maine Lobster and Clam bash"? I'm there. "Maryland soft shell crab being flown in"? I'll bring the Old Bay. Anything with pinchers really, and I'm excited, edible or not. I really love these new Thomas Paul melamine dinner plates ($36 for four), perfect for outdoor summer festivities.