Calling all champion crab-cake eaters

Phillips Seafood is looking for people who are willing to eat as many crab cakes as humanly possible in 3 1/2 minutes.

The restaurant is putting on a crab cake-eating contest July 3 to celebrate Harborplace's 30th anniversary. (Harborplace opened July 2, 1980, but the contest is on the 3rd because that's a Saturday.)

All participants will receive $30 gift certificates to Phillips, and the winner gets a crab feast for six.

Personally, I'd sooner slip into a Gay Nineties swimsuit and take a dip in the seal pool than cram a bunch of food into mouth for a contest. (Last time I witnessed that sort of thing -- it was a spaghetti-eating contest -- it was so gross I had to look away.)

But if you're interested, post something on Phillips Seafood's Facebook page telling them why you'd make a great contestant. Deadline to enter is Friday.

Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf



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