And the Award for Tastiest Crab Cake Goes To...


September 5, 2018

And the Award for Tastiest Crab Cake Goes To...

What Google Can't Tell Us About "the Best" Maryland Crab Cake Recipe


Baltimore, Md. September 7, 2018 Members and associates of the highly advantageous business networking organization known as the Maryland Business Connection is excited to announce the 5th (annual) "Maryland's Top Crab Cake Challenge".  Local Maryland restaurants and caterers are actively competing to see who the judges claim make the best crab cakes and the best crab soup.  And guess who gets to be the judge?  You.  That's right, attendees will purchase an admission pass ($25 in advance; $35 at the door) and receive tokens to sample crab cakes, crab soup and local beer and wine.   At the end of the event, attendees vote for their favorites. How cool is that! Right?


There will be a Silent Auction sponsored by Westminster's very own Lupton's Sports Collectibles taking place to benefit the National Kidney Foundation serving Maryland and Delaware as well as a Casino Night, a DJ, an Interactive photo booth and access to 60-70 local business owners and entrepreneurs via their local business exhibits attendees can visit followed by a energetic Networking Reception.


Not sure you want to attend? Then, have a peek behind the scenes of last year's (2017) Crab Cake Challenge


The event will take place in the ballroom at Michael's Eighth Ave. at 7220 Grayburn Drive Glen Burnie, MD 21061 on Wednesday Sept 12th from 4-8pm.  The winner of the challenge will be announced at the Networking Reception in the outdoor patio garden following the event from 8-10pm.


This year's competing restaurants/caterers include (in alphabetical order) Acme Bar & Grill (Located in the heart of historic downtown Annapolis -, Brews and Cues on the Blvd (A local tavern in Glen Burnie, MD, Dorina's Kitchen (Dorina's Kitchen is where you go to learn to cook and learn to live... life around the table... celebrating your heritage... upholding traditions, languages and family history all through food. -, EJ's Provision Company (This restaurant is one of Maryland's culinary landmarks, serving the freshest Chesapeake Bay's specialties -, Food by Fire Catering (Real Food for Real People. -, Mick's Gourmet Soups, (A southern Maryland tradition,  Michael's Eighth Ave. Catering (a family owned catering and event business that is located in the heart of Anne Arundel County.  -, Murraydine Catering, and Schrader's Outdoors ("An Eastern Shore Tradition." - A few more restaurants are on the fence and may be added prior to the event.  Interested restaurants should send an email to


A few of the area's top breweries and vineyards will be at the event as well sampling a few flavors each of their brew and wine.  After all, what goes better with crab cakes (other than Old Bay) than beer?  On hand this year will be Raven Beer, Calvert Brewing, Reckeless Ale Works, Royal Rabbit Vineyards and Fit Wine.


The generous event sponsors for this year's event include Michael's Eighth Ave., the Umbrella Syndicate, Absolute Entertainment, Sheets & Associates, B and B Casino Party Pros and TapSnap.


See complete details and purchase tickets at Use code PR1 to get $5 off your advance ticket of $25.


Maryland Business Connection (MBX) is the premier business to business networking organization in Maryland.  Comprised of over 400 members, their focus is to connect local businesses with prospective clients and valuable business partners through networking luncheons and happy hour events.  MBX hosts 25 local events per month and three large Expo type events per year.


For more information, visit the event website at

Or contact Event Coordinator Doug Butschky at 410-592-2406 or