Schlepping to Crisfield: Is Tawes political crabfest worth the trip?
Crabs at last year's Tawes Crab and Clam Bake (Sun photo by Kenneth K. Lam)
The weather: Triple-digit heat index.
The crowd: It's an off election year, so some politicians, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, will be no-shows. That will make the event less appealing for some, more appealing for others.
The food: As always, hot seafood on a hot blacktop. Annapolis lobbyist and Tawes booster Bruce Bereano is known for offering a more elaborate spread inside his corporate tent. He assures me that will be the case again this year, even though Bereano himself is sticking to his Medifast diet.
Sun restaurant critic Richard Gorelick has put together a fun Tawes photogallery. If you check that out, you'll almost feel like you've been there. And you won't even get sweaty.