Gov. Ho­gan vis­its Taste of Cam­bridge

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL - By DUSTIN HOLT [email protected]­pub.com Fol­low Caroline/ Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_ Star­Dem.

CAM­BRIDGE — The 13th an­nual Taste of Cam­bridge Satur­day, July 14, fea­tured a spe­cial visit by Gov. Larry Ho­gan who met with con­stituents dur­ing the down­town street fes­ti­val.

Ho­gan pre­sented a procla­ma­tion to Down­town Cam­bridge which or­ga­nizes the an­nual fes­ti­val. He then spent more than an hour walk­ing on Po­plar and Race streets to talk with fes­ti­val at­ten­dees.

“It is an in­cred­i­ble turnout,” Ho­gan said. “There are a lot of lo­cals here, but there are a lot of peo­ple from all over. I’ve met peo­ple from Bal­ti­more, Wash­ing­ton (D.C.), dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties around the state and some from other states.

“Down­town Cam­bridge does a great job with this event each year,” he said. “They show­case a lot of great seafood dishes and lo­cal fla­vor. I’m re­ally im­pressed with Cam­bridge and the down­town area.”

For the crab cook-off por­tion of the fes­ti­val, tick­ethold­ers and judges got to sam­ple crab dishes from lo­cal restau­rants in five cat­e­gories — crab cake/ball, crab soup, crab dip and crab spe­cialty.

The Crab Cake/Ball cat­e­gory fea­tured The High Spot and RAR Brew­ing. Crab soup had Black Wa­ter Bak­ery Palm Beach Wil­lies and Theodore’s Subs & Small Plates. Crab Dip in­cluded Blue Point Pro­vi­sion Co., Jim­mie & Sooks Raw Bar and Grill and Theodore’s Subs & Small Plates. The Crab Spe­cialty cat­e­gor y had the most en­tries with Wa­ter’s Edge Grill at the Hy­att Re­gency Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Re­sort, Palm Beach Wil­lies, Cam­bridge Yacht Club, Lil Bitta Bull and Ocean Odyssey par­tic­i­pat­ing.

Jim­mie and Sook’s won the over­all judge’s ti­tle with its crab dip. Black Wa­ter Bak­ery won best crab soup. RAR Brew­ing won best crab cake. Wa­ter’s Edge Grill won crab spe­cialty.

Gov. Ho­gan re­turns to the Mid-Shore Tues­day for a host of vis­its in Caroline and Dorch­ester coun­ties.

The win­ners for the Peo­ple’s Choice awards will be an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Gov. Larry Ho­gan presents a procla­ma­tion to Down­town Cam­bridge for the Taste of Cam­bridge dur­ing his visit to the an­nual crab cook-off Satur­day, July 14.

Gov. Larry Ho­gan meets with the Garges fam­ily — Molly, Ryann, Eric and El­lie — dur­ing the 13th an­nual Taste of Cam­bridge in down­town Cam­bridge Satur­day, July 14. The Garges fam­ily is from Mont­gomery County.

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