As discussed in Part 1, there are many reasons that make the Maryland blue crab better than any other crab, and why Marylanders have a blue crab obsession. Part 2 will discuss Old Bay Seasoning, Efforts Are Rewarded, and Sense of Belonging.
Maryland’s favorite seasoning must be Old Bay. If there aren’t dozens of Old Bay cans around, a crab grill won’t be complete. Steamed crabs will look naked without being completely soaked in the iconic orange spice.
Revolving around Old Bay is a variety of flavors from several other ingredients, and the combination brings about a taste that is truly one of a kind.
Eating a crab properly is a challenge for most first-timers. They probably had no idea that they would have to hammer and crack at shells and claws just to get enough crab meat for a decent meal.
For those in the know, all the effort is worth the trouble. There is nothing like cracking a claw or shell at the right spot and revealing a fat piece of juicy crab meat ready to eat.
Attending a crab feast gives most people a sense of belonging to a community. You feel like you can be yourself and make a mess like everyone else is doing.
The fellow guests whom you just met will be hammering away at a bushel of crab just like you are. In the process of having fun, cracking crab, and downing beers, strangers have a good chance of becoming your friend during the festivities.
Lovers of fat, juicy crab, and amazing seafood don’t have to drive to Baltimore, Ocean City, Hooper’s Island, or Annapolis anymore. Stay close to home and enjoy wonderful deliciousness all year round at our two new locations in Maryland!
Our Crofton branch can accommodate a large party group, so if you are interested in reserving tables, please call (443) 302-2680.