|Buddy’s Delectable Cream of Crab Soup|
|Eager Tasters in Line for Crab Soup Samples|
For $10.00 you get a spoon and more than two dozen tastings of crab soup from about 30 restaurants and caterers. Tasters, which numbered in the hundreds, also get a ballot slip and a golf pencil to vote for the best cream of crab soup, best crab and vegetable soup, and best crab alternative soup (which includes unique ingredients or flavors).
|Chilled Watermelon & Crab Soup with Cilantro|
My favorite in the alternative category, also from Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs Restaurant, was a chilled Watermelon and Crab Soup with Cilantro. This soup included watermelon balls with sweet cilantro and crab. The taste of the watermelon and cilantro was sweet, of course, but surprisingly compatible with the sweet taste of blue crab. My camera’s battery ran out before I could photograph my favorite in the vegetable soup category (note to self: always charge camera battery before an outing).