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7th Annual Maryland’s Top Crab Cake Challenge

Tue, September 21, 2021 (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Laurel Park
198 Laurel Race Track Rd.
Laurel, MD 20725
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Cost: $25-$35

Who makes the best crab cakes and crab soup in Maryland? You decide at this culinary extravaganza.


Approximately 10 restaurants and caterers – including Al’s SeafoodTurner’s Beltway Bistro, Chesapeake Celebrations CateringDorina's KitchenFood by Fire Catering and Murraydine Catering – will compete for the prestigious title.


In addition to sampling and voting on the crab dishes, guests can cool down with Bruster's Real Ice Cream and Sistah's Sweets complimented by flavors from Black Flag BrewingCrooked Crab BrewingEscutcheon Brewing, Raven Beer and Royal Rabbit Vineyards.


The event also will feature casino games, a DJ, an interactive photo boothdoor prize drawings every 30 minutes, the silent auction benefiting the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation, and 50-60 local business exhibitors.


A post-event networking reception from 8 to 10 p.m. will feature live music from the Dave Tieff Duo along with an announcement of the crab cake and crab soup winners.


Admission is $25/person in advance or $35/person at the door, but guests can save $5 and also support the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation by registering with promo code “NFFF” at CrabCakeTasting.com.

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