Gov. Hogan visits Taste of Cambridge
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.
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.