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Crab Cake Week — featuring only blue crab — hits Williamsburg restaurants this June

The blue crab Callinectes sapidus. (WYDaily/Courtesy VIMS)
The blue crab Callinectes sapidus. (WYDaily/Courtesy VIMS)

The first-ever Crab Cake Week is coming to Williamsburg and Richmond this June, featuring crab cakes containing only sustainably-sourced Chesapeake Bay blue crab.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will have Crab Cake Week from June 1-9, the alliance wrote in a news release.

Participating restaurants will highlight their own crab cake meals while also “raising awareness about Williamsburg’s relationship to the bay.”

Crab Cake Week also aims to emphasize the importance of clean water.

“After all, you know how people would get if we lost this local resource: Crabby!” according to the news release.

Restaurants participating in the weeklong event will donate 10 percent of all crab cake sales to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in support of its mission: to lead, support, and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold Crab Cake Week from June 1-9 in Williamsburg and Richmond. (WYDaily/Corutesy of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay)
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold Crab Cake Week from June 1-9 in Williamsburg and Richmond. (WYDaily/Corutesy of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay)

Here’s a list of participating restaurants:

Find more information on Crab Cake Week and the participating restaurants there on the alliance website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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