Tag: blue crab

Crab Found Held Hostage by Two Oysters in Chesapeake Bay

Photo via Chesapeake Bay Foundation

As regionally threatened species, Maryland blue crabs and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay know they need to stick together. That might explain what happened here.

What’s REALLY In Your Crab Cake?



Hot tip: If a restaurant advertises “Maryland-style crab cakes,” that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to be chowing down on actual Maryland crabs. (I presume that “Maryland-style” just translates to “with lots of Old Bay dumped on top.”) This isn’t just a local issue; plenty of people have pointed out that restaurants tend to mislabel the seafood they put on their menus. But if a new state bill passes, restaurants will have to be a bit more honest about what they’re selling.

How to Know Whether the Crab Cakes You’re Eating Are “True Blue”


You know when your out-of-state relatives come to visit and demand an “authentic” Maryland dining experience? That usually means Thai Restaurant, Helmand, Crepe Du Jour, and all of Baltimore’s excellent Indian restaurants are out. Because it usually means they want crab, period. (Unless it means they want to go to Cafe Hon — let’s hope they’ve never heard of it.)