Taste of Cam­bridge tick­ets on sale

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CAM­BRIDGE — Taste of Cam­bridge makes its re­turn in 2017 with its street fes­ti­val from 5 to 10 p.m. Satur­day, July 8, in down­town Cam­bridge.

The event or­ga­nizer, Cam­bridge Main Street, an­nounced tick­ets are now on sale. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at www.cam­bridge­main­street.com and also by vis­it­ing or call­ing The Dorch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce where cash, check or credit card pay­ments may be ac­cepted.

Tick­ets to the Crab Cook-Off are avail­able for $30 in ad­vance, or $35 on the day of the event.

The Taste of Cam­bridge Crab Cook-Off is a street fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing live mu­sic, food and fam­ily fun through­out Race and Po­plar streets

in down­town Cam­bridge. This year the event fea­tures Dorch­ester County na­tive, “Lit­tle Art” Renkwitz who will per­form as Ar­tie Hill and the Long Gone Dad­dys.

The street fes­ti­val is free, but only ticket hold­ers will be al­lowed to eat the cre­ative crab dishes of nearly a dozen area restau­rants. “Judge’s Choice” win­ners in five cat­e­gories will be de­ter­mined by a team of celebrity judges from around the coun­try. Ticket hold­ers cast their bal­lots for Peo­ples’ Choice win­ners in each cat­e­gor y.

The cat­e­gories for the 2017 Taste of Cam­bridge will be Crab Cake/Crab Ball, Cream of Crab Soup, Mary­land Veg­gie Crab Soup, Crab Dip and Crab Spe­cialty.

Restau­rants com­pet­ing in the Taste of Cam­bridge will be Bistro Po­plar, Black­wa­ter Bak­ery, Blue Point Pro­vi­sion Com­pany at The Hy­att Ch­e­sa­peake, Jim­mie and Sook’s Raw Bar and Grill, Katie Mae’s Coun­try Shoppe, High Spot Gas­tro Pub, Palm Beach Wil­lies, RAR Brew­ing, Rock Lob­stah, Riverview and Stoked Wood Fired Eater y.

In its 12th year, the event is now a qual­i­fier for the World Food Cham­pi­onships, held this year in Orange Beach, Ala. A “Best in Show” win­ner will be se­lected by the panel of judges to be en­tered into the Seafood Com­pe­ti­tion Cat­e­gory.

“We are ex­cited to or­ga­nize the re­turn of Taste of Cam­bridge in 2017” said Cam­bridge Main Street Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Katie Clen­daniel. “It is a tra­di­tion here that we are proud to carry for­ward for down­town and for our lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

The Taste of Cam­bridge also will fea­ture a host of ven­dors in­clud­ing Se­crets of the East­ern Shore, Crabi Gras, House of Spools, Su­per­naut Art and De­sign, Amy Cool’s Ice Cream, Lit­tle Bit of Bull, Dorch­ester Skip­jack Com­mit­tee, Laura Hofherr Jew­elry and more.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Taste of Cam­bridge and Cam­bridge Main Street, visit www.cam­bridge­main­street.com or www. face­book.com/Cam­bridge Main­Street.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

The Taste of Cam­bridge Crab Cook-Off fea­tures cre­ative crab dishes of nearly a dozen area restau­rants.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Lo­cal crab pick­ers test their skills in the crab pick­ing com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing the 2015 Taste of Cam­bridge.

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