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  • R. Bar celebrates John Waters with spring cocktail menu

    R. Bar celebrates John Waters with spring cocktail menu

    Nearly a decade ago, Amie Ward started playing roller derby in Baltimore. Her first team was called “Female Trouble,” a nod to John Waters’ 1974 dark comedy of the same name. “I kind of just went off the rails and became totally obsessed with him since then,” Ward said. That obsession recently...

  • Eat pasta to lose weight, study says

    Eat pasta to lose weight, study says

    A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto suggests that eating pasta is correlated with weight loss. Many people steer clear of the Italian staple for fear of ingesting too many carbs, but according to new findings published by BMJ Journals, eating pasta might actually help...

  • Top Baltimore Farmers' Market eats

    Top Baltimore Farmers' Market eats

    The Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar returns for the season this Sunday. Bring along a shopping tote and an appetite. Here are our favorites eats you can find at the event under the JFX.

  • Baltimore's Mussel Bar and Grille closed until next year

    Baltimore's Mussel Bar and Grille closed until next year

    Seafood restaurant Mussel Bar and Grille Baltimore closed Sunday because of the ongoing construction and clogged streets around the Harbor East area, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The closure of the 8,000-square-foot restaurant, which opened in 2015, will be temporary — it plans...

  • Dunkin' Donuts selling donut fries, pretzels and chicken tenders

    Dunkin' Donuts selling donut fries, pretzels and chicken tenders

    Want some fries with that doughnut? Dunkin' Donuts is selling Donut Fries along with other non-traditional products as part of a new $2 snacking menu at a small number of its stores in the Boston area. In addition to the fries, customers can also order pretzel bites, waffle-breaded chicken tenders,...

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Maryland Crabs

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  • Harvest improves, but guilt-free crab still elusive

    Harvest improves, but guilt-free crab still elusive

    Nobody asked me — because I'm still abstaining from eating crabs — but … Apparently, the 2015 harvest has picked up. "Considerably," said Robert T. Brown, Sr., president of the Maryland Watermen's Association. "I'm not going to be able to put a percentage on it yet, but it's up quite a bit, especially...

  • With Md. crabs scarcer than usual, prices from other sources rise

    With Md. crabs scarcer than usual, prices from other sources rise

    With Father's Day looming, consumers' appetite for steamed crabs is growing. But restaurants are paying $50 to $60 more per bushel for crabs than they did at this time last year — and consumers are paying $2 to $15 more per dozen, according to local restaurateurs. Though locally caught crabs are...

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    Maryland crabs

  • Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    Bay's crabs rebounding, survey finds

    The Chesapeake Bay's crab population has rebounded from last year's perilously low level, state officials reported Monday, meaning there could be more of the iconic crustaceans to feast on this summer — though at what price is anyone's guess. Despite a frigid winter that killed nearly one in five...

  • Commercial horseshoe crab fishery in Del. to close July 9

    Commercial horseshoe crab fishery in Del. to close July 9

    DOVER, Del. — Fish and wildlife officials say Delaware's commercial horseshoe crab fishery is set to close as its quota nears. The commercial fishery will close at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. After that, officials say, it will be unlawful to harvest horseshoe crabs this year. Under the management plan...

  • Oprah gets Pappas crab cakes delivered; says you can, too

    Oprah gets Pappas crab cakes delivered; says you can, too

    Oprah Winfrey put her love for Pappas crab cakes on the photo-sharing site Instagram on Tuesday. "Had my favorite Baltimore's Best crab cake delivered. You can too. Worth it!" the famous former Baltimore resident said in her Instagram post. The original Pappas restaurant opened on Taylor Avenue...

  • Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

    Not all Maryland crab cakes as local as advertised

    Here’s a thought for Maryland seafood lovers to sink their teeth into: A survey has found that more than a third of the crab cakes tested at Maryland and Washington, D.C., restaurants were not local blue crab as advertised, but imported crab. Crab cakes at Baltimore and Annapolis restaurants had...

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