Friday, March 16, 2012

Now That's A Crab Cake

Colleen and I decided to meet for lunch today and we caught up with the bright orange Beach Fries & Fun Food truck. I had heard rumors about an awesome crab cake sandwich being served up by these folks. This meatless Friday seemed a good time to try them out.

Wow! We were not disappointed. Having grown up near Baltimore, and practically weaned on crab cakes, and steamed crabs, I've had my share of both these regional delicacies. My impression of most restaurant crab cake sandwiches is that once you manage to find the crab cake under the bread, you may be hard pressed to find the crab in the cake. Not so with the sandwich served at the Beach Fries truck. The crab cake hung out on all sides. And a CRAB cake it was. Large lumps of crab were barely held together by minimal filler. In fact, when I finished the sandwich I had a bunch of crab meat left in the tray to pick up and eat with my fingers. The sandwich is served with rémoulade, tomato, lettuce and onion on a roll. This is without a doubt the best crab cake sandwich I've had in recent memory.

Beach Fries also offers chicken breast sandwiches, fried bologna sandwiches, and fresh cut french fries (obviously). They also deep fry interesting foods such as corn on the cob, mac & cheese and double stuffed Oreos. We didn't try any of these items, it is Lent after all.

Want to try the crab cake for yourself? You'll need to check the Beach Fries website or their Facebook page to find out where the truck will be parked. They are out and about for lunch and dinner during the week, and all day on Saturday. Believe me, it will be worth your effort.

Friday in Lent. No meat allowed. But this was hardly a sacrifice. Okay, I'll attend the parish soup supper tonight for my penance.


  1. Very nice. That's a really great twist. Yum.

    1. Yea, not quite traditional, but delicious!


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