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Oct 10, 2013 - A Maryland Blue Crab Feast is an Absolute Must
In terms of finding good eats in Baltimore, you can’t go wrong with blue crab hunting. It is as unique as unique goes, frankly speaking and if you look around on the internet, you will most certainly come up with pages and pages of information about how unique Maryland’s blue crab is. In fact, learning about their habitat, where they are found, recipes and then watching videos about how to eat them will enrich your experience when you are right here, enjoying this wonderful delicacy. And we have plenty of those delicious crabs right here, at the heart of Maryland - Baltimore.
We will have you know that blue crab hunting is both serious business and seriously scrumptious at the same time. This amazing species of crabs have been commercially caught and eaten in Chesapeake Bay a long time ago and we are talking to the tune of since 1800s. Ultimately, it has turned into a part of Baltimore’s charm when people come over to the state for a visit. Ask a foodie who has been here in Baltimore if they have ever experienced eating a blue crab, and chances are, they are going to rattle on and on about how unique the experience was. Blue crabs are enjoyed so much that the state of Maryland had to put a cap on how much each person can catch on a daily basis to ensure that there is a balance and this species do not go extinct. The catching can become rather rampant especially during their annual crab harvesting season. In fact, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources religiously conducts surveys during the winter months to estimate the population of these precious crabs.
The locals are, indeed, proud of this culture and they will, in a friendly manner, show you the best way to get the most meat out of your dish. It is not an art and it takes some mastering but....most definitely something you will look forward to doing again on your next Baltimore charter bus rental visit. It is at this time of the year that they are in abundance so, if you are heading over during summer and the beginning of fall, we think you just had a stroke of luck.
Smaller eateries or your local fine dining outlet usually hold traditional feasts which includes some ice cold beer you can enjoy with your family and friends during the vacation. So, if you are coming over to Baltimore in your rented charter bus this end-summer or early fall, go ahead and make a grab for those crab meat. We are sure you are going to agree with us when we say....it is to-die-for.