Saturday, July 12 was Cambridge Main Street’s 10th Annual Taste of Cambridge. Jimmie & Sooks, Leaky Pete’s, Elliott’s Bakery, RAR Brewing, Ocean Odyssey, Blue Point Provision Company, Water’s Edge, Bistro Poplar, Madison Bay, Stoked, High Spot, Squoze, and the Cambridge Yacht Club are just a few of the restaurants who participated in the crab cook-off.

This year’s celebrity judges were Chef Max Hardy, personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire from the New York Knicks, and Kim Cooper, dining editor from What’s Up? magazine. Chef Hardy was available to sign his recently published Cooking with Amar’e – 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen.

Competition categories and judges’ choice winners included Best Cream of Crab Soup: Jimmie & Sook’s Raw Bar and Grill; Best Maryland Vegetable Crab Soup: Stoked Wood-Fired Eatery; Best Crab Cake/Ball: Cambridge Yacht Club; Best Crab Dip: High Spot Gastropub; Best Crab Specialty: Jimmie & Sook’s Raw Bar and Grill for crab salad; Best Crab Specialty Newcomer: Elliott’s Baking Company for crab-stuffed pretzel.

Entertainment included live music, crab picking, contests and games for kids, food, drinks, and much more. Take time to stop and shop in Cambridge’s downtown businesses. The Taste of Cambridge is held each year to honor our watermen and celebrate their hard work. For more information on Cambridge Main Street or volunteering opportunities at their events, please visit www.cambridgemainstreet.com.