Whether you like Maryland Crab or Cream of Crab Soup you have to admit that there is no shortage of restaurants in Ocean City that have their own brand of Crab Soup. Now you can taste a multitude of soups all in one place. The Downtown Association of Ocean City will host the 12th annual “Crab Soup Cook-off “. This event is held in May every year at Somerset Plaza, between Baltimore Ave. and the Boardwalk.
This year’s event will be May 14th from noon to 3pm. It’s fun for the whole family, with free music and exhibits and of course many local restaurants vying for the prize of “Best Crab soup”. The price of admittance is $15.00 and beer, soda and water are available to purchase. You can meander from tent to tent tasting each chef’s creations.
They range from traditional to unique. Last year ‘s participants were Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs, Eagle’s Landing, Fager’s Island, Frontier Town Lazy River Saloon, Mother’s Cantina/Cowboy Coast, OC Brewing Company, Phillips Seafood, Pour House, Pickles Pub, Seacrets and Waterman’s.
Last year’s winners were for the Maryland Crab Soup (red) 1st place: Lazy River Saloon, 2nd place: Pour House, and 3rd: Phillips.
The winners for the Cream of Crab (white) 1st place: Mothers Cantina, 2nd place: Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, and 3rd place: Seacrets.
You can check this year’s participants on the Downtown Association’s website.
If you stay with us, we’ll feed you a great breakfast that will hold you over till your afternoon walk to the cook-off. Give your car a day off.
Check back next week when I give you the details of “Free Beer $$$”