Thanks to all for a great Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival!
Thanks to everyone for being part of the 10th annual Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival on July 12! It was a record-breaking day!
Below are the Judges' Choice winners of the Crab Cook-Off, as determined by our panel of celebrity judges. The People's Choice winners will be announced this Thursday, July 17, at 2pm at Jimmie & Sook's, 527 Poplar Street in Cambridge. All are welcome to attend.
2014 Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off
Judges' Choice Winners:
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!
This year we jad 14 local restaurants competing in the 2014 Crab Cook-Off! Whichever one of these chefs gets the People's Choice award for "Best in Show" will qualify to compete against 49 of the world's top seafood chefs at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas! The participating restaurants and their dishes:
Bistro Poplar (cream of crab soup)
Blue Point Provision Co. (at the Hyatt Chesapeake) (crab risotto with black truffle)
Cambridge Yacht Club (crab cake)
Cranium's at the Beach (opening in downtown Cambridge later this summer!) (crab nachos)
Elliott's Baking Company (crab-stuffed pretzel)
High Spot Gastropub (crab dip)
Jimmie & Sooks Raw Bar and Grill (cream of crab soup, crab salad)
Leaky Pete's (Maryland vegetable crab soup)
Madison Bay Restaurant (crab cake)
Ocean Odyssey Seafood Restaurant (crab fritters with pico de gallo)
RAR Brewing (crab spring roll)
Squoze Healthy Carryout (tomato, jalapeno and crab juice shooter)
Stoked Wood-Fired Eatery (Maryland vegetable crab soup)
Water's Edge Grill (at the Hyatt Chesapeake) (crab cake)
Every year at Taste, a panel of judges is served blind tastings of all the dishes entered in the Crab Cook Off. They determine the winners of the Judges' Choice Awards. Thanks to our 2014 judges: Chef Max Hardy, personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire from the New York Knicks and his family (pictured here); Kim Cooper, a dining editor for What's Up magazine; and Kevin Scott, a Dorchester County native who works with the National Restaurant Association. Chef Hardy will also be doing a book signing for his just published cookbook, Cooking with Amar’e – 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen.
THINK ABOUT VOLUNTEERING WITH MAIN STREET!
Every year The Taste of Cambridge is organized by Cambridge Main Street and happens only with the help of 100 volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering to plan the 2015 Taste event, or being part of other Main Street events, send a note to office@CambridgeMainStreet.com.
WHY WE DO THIS:
This area is home to hundreds of watermen who have been crabbing for generations. Taste of Cambridge celebrates their hard work -- and the delicious bounty they harvest. Proceeds from the event go to the nonprofit Cambridge Main Street and downtown revitalization.
THANKS TO OUR 2014 TASTE OF CAMBRIDGE SPONSORS!
Dr. Cassie Burton
Eastern Shore Smile Solutions
Protenergy Natural Foods, Inc.
Tri-Gas & Oil
Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency
Charles Powell Realtors
LWRC International, LLC
The National Bank of Cambridge
Thomas Funeral Home
Bayside Driving School
C & K Lord
Choptank River Golf & Event Center
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
The Hutchinson Family
Jess Jr's & Sons
Dr. Mary Ann Moore
The Law Office of Michael C. Maloney
Pliescott HVAC Services, LLC
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
Delmarva Public Radio
Mike & Sarah Baugh
Bay Country Security
R. Brooks & Son
Edward & Norma Burton
Eastern Shore Hospital Center Auxiliary
Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas
Generation III Marina
Dr. Donald Harmon
James & Beth Ann Lynch
Parker Counts Melton & Goodman, PC
Jeffrey L. Taylor, DDS, PA
Cambridge Motorsports, Inc.
The J. M. Clayton Company
Craig’s Drug Store, Inc.
Dorchester Family YMCA
Eastern Shore Dance Academy
Novo Development Corp.
For information about sponsorship, send an e-mail to Cambridge Main Street or call 443.477.0843.
See photos of the 2014 Taste of Cambridge in our Facebook photo album. Watch some Taste video highlights from a previous year on YouTube!
Go to the Taste Winners Page to see who won in which categories in past Crab Cook-Offs.