Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland, an authentic Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore, is known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services.


Volunteers working at Ruark Boatworks
 







Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off People's Choice winnersCambridge Main Street has announced the People's Choice winners in the 2014 Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off! The 800 Crab Cook-Off tickets were completely sold out at the event on July 12, and ticket holders tasted samples of 16 crab dishes prepared by 14 restaurants. They then voted for their favorites in six categories, plus Best in Show. The Best in Show winner now qualifies to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas in November! This was the first year that the Taste was an official qualifying event for the high-stakes chmpionships.

Congratulations to the 2014 Crab Cook-Off People's Choice winners... (Click "more")



Taste of Cambridge Judges' Choice winners Jimmie & Sook'sThe 10th annual Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival was the best ever! Thanks again to all those who came, to all our hard-working volunteers, to our generous sponsors, to the 14 participating restaurants for preparing such scrumptious crab dishes, to the vendors, and to our musicians. The Crab Cook-Off has two sets of awards: the Judges' Choice awards, determined by a panel of celebrity judges, and the People's Choice awards, determined by popular vote. Congratulations to the Judges' Choice winners (the People's Choice winners will be announced later this week after we finish tallying up the ballots):

 

Best Cream of Crab Soup: Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill
Best Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup: Stoked Wood-Fired Eatery
Best Crab Cake/Ball: Cambridge Yacht Club
Best Crab Dip: High Spot Gastropub
Best Crab Specialty: Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar and Grill, for crab salad
Best Crab Specialty Newcomer: Elliott's Baking Company, for crab-stuffed pretzel

 

See the Taste of Cambridge 2014 photo album!



Katie Mae's Country ShoppeAt Katie Mae's Country Shoppe, owner Katie Mae Smith has opened a combination shop and restaurant with an Amish flavor. A recent transplant from Delaware, Katie is offering furniture and home accessories from curtains to candles. Soon, you'll also be able to stop in for breakfast (breakfast sandwiches, burritos, baked goods), lunch (cold and hot subs and sandwiches featuring Amish-style bread), and dinner (one or two comfort food items). Delivery will be available. Or pick up foods to go such as hot pretzels and pies and cakes baked by local Amish families. Katie Mae's is now open at 516 Poplar Street, where Pet Threadz used to be. Keep up with her news by sending a friend request on Facebook.



Liv AgainLiv Again will feature "higher-end" furniture consignment, focusing on re-purposed and upcycled design, as well as fair trade items, art, home decor, and more. They'll also be emphasizing an interactive retail experience with classes, self-help workshops, live entertainment, and special events. This new venture is being launched by Cambridge native Jermaine Anderson and  Adrian Holmes, along with the original founders of TNT Moving Inc., Anthony Pinder Sr. and Anthony Pinder Jr. They hope to open on the Second Saturday of August at 317 High Street, former home of Just Yesterday. They'll be tapping into the history of the meticulously restored building, which was once Nathan's furniture store. Keep up with their progress by joining the Liv Again Facebook page.



Fine food and drink fans, heads up! A new watering hole and eatery -- Craniums at the Beach -- joins the Cambridge downtown lineup later this summer. The minds behind Craniums -- co-owners Rik Richards and (Lyle) Michael Farmer -- have previously teamed together to craft popular restaurants reflecting hometown flavor at locations around the nation, including John Steven, Ltd. Five Points Tavern in the Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point. Click "more" to continue reading.



Brandon Hesson, new Cambridge Main Street executive directorAs Cambridge Main Street prepares for its Annual Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-off and Festival on July 12, the Board of Directors appointed Brandon Hesson of Cambridge as its new executive director. Hesson brings a diverse set of skills to the position, including a decade of non-profit leadership and a track record of successful business development. Read on by clicking "more."


 

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