The wharf became a destination for seafood connoisseurs when fishermen began selling prepared meals along with their catch from their stalls. Tomaso Castagnola introduced his Dungeness crab cocktails to the world at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition. The next year he began selling them at his stall on the wharf. Nunzio Alioto began selling his famous cioppino from stall #8 in 1925. Fisherman's Grotto at stall #9 was opened by Mike Geraldi in 1935. Two years later, Joe DiMaggio's Grotto opened across the street. The Yankee Clipper, like his brothers Dom and Vince, preferred baseball stardom to following his father in the fishing business. The Italian dominance of the bay's fishing commerce was so strong that when two fellows by the names of McAteer and Sweeney decided to open a restaurant on the wharf in 1946 they named it Tarantino's after the family that owned the building.