Eater turned its fork on Maryland crab houses over the summer in article that seemed to be aimed at find middle ground between DC and Baltimore. But in a new article today, it’s all Baltimore.
Critic Bill Addison, who is from Baltimore but moved away from Maryland 25 years ago, picks his way through the city’s crabhouses. Along with identifying spots like L.P. Steamers and Faidley’s, he mentions Charleston and provides a complete how-to guide for picking crabs.
But that doesn’t mean the crabs are all from the Chesapeake. Nevertheless, he hypothesizes that locals aren’t worried.
“Part of the ease with which Baltimoreans accept blue crabs from other shores, I think, is that a loyalty to their crab house is stronger than a loyalty to local foods,” he writes.