Phil Vettel

Life is like a 'Bucket o' Boat Trash' Menu: A look at other cities' Bubba Gumps suggests that, unlike location, food probably will not be fought over.

Baltimore soon will be getting a taste of Bubba Gump Shrimp.

It's easy to forget that, behind all the controversy surrounding Inner Harbor development issues, there is actually a restaurant. It is a unique restaurant at that: based on a popular movie and sporting some of the most strangely named food this side of the Atlantic.

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. chain was born out of a joint venture between Paramount Pictures and the California-based Rusty Pelican Restaurants.

The first of these theme restaurants, based on Paramount's 1994 Oscar-winning film, "Forrest Gump," opened two years ago on Cannery Row in Monterey, Calif.

Since then, restaurants have opened...