Baltimore-area crab houses
Living in Baltimore means you're always on the lookout for the next crab house. That's true of most of us, anyway.
There are a few who find the crab house they've been searching for and stay put. And, in that great tradition of Central Maryland, there are folks who simply never leave their own neighborhood. But the rest of us have our ears open. Who's got a great deck and a cup of homemade crab soup with some actual spice? Who's got the heavy crabs and the heavenly strawberry shortcake? Here are several contenders. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun /July 29, 2012)
The 10Best website, a division of USA Today Travel, is running a readers' choice contest to determine the food that most defines a city or region in the United States.
There are 20 food-place combos vying for the Best Iconic American Food title.
So, is it San Francisco and its cioppino, Philadelphia and its cheese steak or Charleston, S.C., and its shrimp and grits. Or is it Baltimore and its crabs?
The contest launched on Monday and runs through July 24. You can vote for one place, once a day.
On the second day of voting, Baltimore and its crab cakes were in second place, behind Wisconsin and its cheese curds.
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