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June 15, 2010

Calling all champion crab-cake eaters

crab cakePhillips Seafood is looking for people who are willing to eat as many crab cakes as humanly possible in 3 1/2 minutes.

The restaurant is putting on a crab cake-eating contest July 3 to celebrate Harborplace's 30th anniversary. (Harborplace opened July 2, 1980, but the contest is on the 3rd because that's a Saturday.)

All participants will receive $30 gift certificates to Phillips, and the winner gets a crab feast for six.

Personally, I'd sooner slip into a Gay Nineties swimsuit and take a dip in the seal pool than cram a bunch of food into mouth for a contest. (Last time I witnessed that sort of thing -- it was a spaghetti-eating contest -- it was so gross I had to look away.)

But if you're interested, post something on Phillips Seafood's Facebook page telling them why you'd make a great contestant. Deadline to enter is Friday.

Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf



Posted by Laura Vozzella at 11:59 AM | | Comments (9)


Just what a winner of a crab-cake eating contest wants to win - a crab feast!

I would like to be an entrant so that I could protest vulgarities like this by eating just zero crab cakes. Do you think that will get me in?

Maybe if I said it was my dying son's/father's/schnauzer's wish to see me binge eat Vietnamese crustacean meatloaf?

maybe if they weren't phillips' crab cakes. the thought of eating just one of those makes me want to hurl.

Owl Meat, maybe if you promise to post this link on the Phillips Facebook page they'll let you in their contest:

Bahahahaha! Phillip's crab cake?! Bahahahha!

The winner gets a $30 gift certificate to Phillips? What does second place get? A $60 gift certificate to Phillips?

That's disgusting. What a waste of precious crab meat.
No wonder they hate us.

This is the wrong audience for Phillips: they want tourists who have never eaten a good crabcake, not in-the-know locals! They should do this contest at the Iowa State Fair or something, not in Maryland.

Listen up, CalicoGal, if we don't jam those tasty morsels down our gullets at record speed THE TERROISTS HAVE WON!!!!! USA! USA! USA!

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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