The Clean Crab Award
Midnight Sun Sam is working on a story about the Baltimore City Health Department's proposed Clean Crab Award. I won't give you the details here, but the idea is sort of like California's restaurant grading system for cleanliness, only with crabs.
I personally think the crab part seems kind of gimmicky, but I like the idea of knowing instantly what places passed inspection. Anyway, read the story tomorrow for the full report. I'll just say that one of the questions you can comment on if you e-mail the health department before July 1 is whether the awards should be called Clean Crab or Informed Crab or "are there better alternative names?"
I really hate to sic you guys on those poor folks, but, well, go at it.
Meanwhile, Sam needs help. ...
Here's the e-mail I got from him:
I'm looking for foodies who would be able to comment on the Dept. of Health's new proposal to issue restaurants awards based on cleanliness and listing nutritional information for some of the items on their menus.
If you're interested in talking to him for the story, e-mail Sam at Sam.Sessa@baltsun.com. Tell him Elizabeth sent you.
Pierre, by the way, will not be chosen to comment.
(Photo of crab sculptures that have nothing to do with the Clean Crab Awards by Algerina Perna/Sun photographer)