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B&O American Brasserie and Hotel Monaco's Third Annual Crab Bash to Benefit National Aquarium


It’s time to find your inner crab! On Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 p.m., award-winning chefs from around the region will cook off against one other in search of the Best Crab Dish and bragging rights for the year. In honor of their third anniversary, B&O American Brasserie and Hotel Monaco Baltimore will host the annual Crab Bash chef cook-off, once again benefitting National Aquarium.

Both event attendees and a panel of local celebrity judges will have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite crab dish from chefs including Thomas Dunklin of B&O American Brasserie, Wilbur Cox of The Wine Market, Chad Wells of Alewife, Guillermo Tellez of Square 1682 (Philadelphia), Chad Gauss of The Food Market, Jerry Edwards of Chef’s Expressions, Jerry Zheng of Zentan (Washington, DC), Mark Miranda of Rusty Scupper Restaurant & Bar and Derek Simcik of Atwood Cafe (Chicago). The list of judges for this year’s event includes WJZ’s Tim Williams, Baltimore magazine’s Suzanne Loudermilk, Urbanite magazine’s Tracey Middlekauff and Mix 106.5’s Reagan Warfield. One chef will be awarded a “People’s Choice” award, which will be based solely on the votes of attendees, and one chef will be awarded a trophy for “Best in Show” by the celebrity panel.

For an admission fee of $50 per person, guests are invited to watch the chefs battle it out, sample the chefs’ dishes and enjoy samples of cocktails created specifically for each dish by a member of the Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild. Admission also includes a raffle ticket with the chance to win a variety of prizes including tickets to National Aquarium, Kimpton animal-print robes, a gift certificate to B&O American Brasserie, and a one-night stay at a Kimpton Hotel.

B&O American Brasserie & Hotel Monaco Baltimore’s Crab Bash 2012
Event benefitting National Aquarium

Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 p.m.

2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

$50 per person
Includes Crab Bash dish tastings, hand-crafted cocktail samples and raffle ticket

Click here to purchase tickets online. 

Click here for additional information or call the restaurant at 443-692-6172.

B&O American Brasserie is located at 2 North Charles Street, adjacent to the Hotel Monaco Baltimore on the corners of Baltimore and Charles Streets in downtown Baltimore City. B&O American Brasserie offers original cuisine by Chef Thomas Dunklin and is managed by seasoned industry expert, General Manager Marcus Garner. The restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m., brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., lunch all week from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11:00 p.m. Bar service is available all week from 11:30 a.m. to midnight with happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Additionally, the restaurant features private dining and catering services. B&O American Brasserie was recently named one of Baltimore’s “Best Restaurants” by Baltimore magazine and continues to be recognized by local diners and visiting foodies. For more information on B&O American Brasserie, call 443-692-6172 or visit, or visit us on Facebook.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, Bill Kimpton founded the company in 1981 and today it is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, destination Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates 51 hotels and 53 restaurants in 23 cities. For more information visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.