Hometown pride abounds in Baltimore, the city that originated the National Anthem and serves as the home for the Ravens. So much so, it oozes into the dining experiences. Locals say Baltimore restaurants are home to the best crab cakes. There are hundreds of places to put this claim to the test, such as Faidley’s Seafood, Thames Street Oyster House, and the Land of Kush. The delicious cuisine does not stop here. For one-of-a-kind experiences, try Ananda for their elevated Indian cuisine, Bygone for a Gatsby-like ambiance twenty-nine floors above the ground, or Charleston, which is one of the most famous restaurants in the city with an even more famous and respected chef. Baltimore is home to many neighborhoods that offer traditional and diverse cuisine. Some of these neighborhoods include Little Italy, Hampden, and Harbor East. This city brims with both culture and cuisine. Be sure to book a trip and taste all that you can!

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Chesapeake Proud

Maryland native Spike Gjerde shares his recipe for the crab cakes at his Baltimore restaurant Woodberry Kitchen.

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Pinched: The Maryland Blue Crab Industry

Follow the voyage of a boatload of jimmies and sooks with the people whose livelihoods depend on the Maryland blue crab.

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Preserving the Chesapeake

Canningshed, the utilitarian side project of Spike Gjerde, offers a twenty-first century take on the Chesapeake Bay’s once-thriving canning industry

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Chesapeake’s Salty Spice for Brackish Blue Crabs

A Chesapeake fishing family created a seasoning in 1945 to complement their crabs. 75 years later, their team produces 30,000 of their bestselling original blend used at Maryland's most popular crab houses.

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