When in Maryland…. eat crab!
The flight went perfectly – short and on time.
We brought out a few mid-flight snacks: dried fruit, almonds and a bite of banana.
After we settled into the hotel, we went out walking around the harbor and stumbled upon this big band!
I’ve actually been coming to the Inner Harbor since I was a little girl. My grandparents live in Towson and my grandfather works (to this day!) in this Legg Mason building. He used to bring us in to see his office and we’d go to the mall across the street for food court macaroni and cheese. Mmmm!!! I wish I’d had an extra afternoon to go visit them on this trip 🙁
That big famous boat –
These dragons were hilarious!
We ended up walking 2.5 miles to the restaurant in a little over an hour. It was the PERFECT evening for walking – warm and breezy.
I think the KERF animals are following us. We found this furry creature on our walk. Not sure what kind it was, but the big tail suggested rat??!!
Our final destination was Bo Brooks, famous for crab! I was really hungry when we arrived.
We arrived a bit early and decided to have drinks by the sunset
Cheers to Andrew’s graduation!
I ordered a Black + Blue – 25% Guinness and 75% Blue Moon.
I never order Guinness in restaurants, but I do like it. This was a fun combo.
Being a food blogger, I have to try the local cuisine wherever I go! So when in Maryland, crab is the top choice. I’ve actually been eating steamed whole crabs my whole life. Since mom is from Baltimore, she taught us how to eat one when we were young. No one likes crabs as much as mom does! We’d go to the Outer Banks every summer and we’d get crabs and make a mess pulling them apart. Larbs and I were never fond of the lungs or “mustard” on the inside, but it’s always a fun experience. Like sardines, you just have to close your eyes and enjoy the good taste.
We ordered a dozen and split them 4 ways. I had about 2.5’s worth. It was a MESS!!!
I ordered a grilled shrimp side salad to go with my crabs (which came with olives, portabellas and maters)
And the boys split crab cakes, giving me about 1/4 of one. SO GOOD. Maryland sure knows crab cakes.
Andrew got this fruit explosion of strawberry sauce, icing and pound cake for dessert and I went a little overboard, probably eating 25%??!
We also shared this Key Lime Pie – 2 bites were consumed happily –
Crabs are a lot of work for not much meat, so I wasn’t that full – but these desserts put me over the top!
We are all four sharing a hotel room, so it’s nice and cozy. 4 books are being read by 8 eyeballs!