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August 6, 2009

I'm judging a crab soup contest today

Guess who one of the "celebrity" judges at the Crab Soup Stakes at the Harborplace Amphitheater is?

I'll bet I don't even have to tell you. (It's me.)

That's right, folks. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, I'll be judging crab soup made from several Baltimore restaurants. The event celebrates the official kickoff of Baltimore Restaurant Week ...

As an Eastern Shore native, I'm pumped -- I love crab soup. I hope they don't make me use a spoon, because where I'm from, we just dip our hands in the pot and slurp it, straight-up. 

If you're around, come and say hi. I'll be the judge wearing the charcoal ribbed shirt with the greasy hair and permanently crossed arms. Hee hee.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:58 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Random stuff


that's actually really cool that they'd offer that to you. happy eating! i'd be there, but that damn shellfish allergy is keeping me on the sidelines.

Whenever you quit Sam, let me know. I'd like to apply for your "job".

Patapsco Jones says:

Maybe you should judge a CRAP SOUP contest instead, since you're such an expect.

JD, we're impressed with your "expect" sarcasm.

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