We are proud to announce that Flavored Nation recognized Costas Inn for our Maryland crab cakes. Last week, we traveled to the Greater Columbus Convention Center to attend this incredible culinary event. It was a great success, and we are honored to receive this kind of national recognition.
About Flavored Nation
Flavored Nation identifies some of the most iconic food in America. Every state has at least a couple of staple dishes, and one of Maryland’s is the crab cake. After extensive research was conducted by a team of culinary experts and members of the food entertainment industry, 50 dishes, along with a list of top national and local chefs assembled to create a culinary tour of our country.
Costas Inn Crab Cakes
In Maryland, Crab Cakes are a delicacy. When asked about the popularity of crab cakes during an interview at Flavored Nation, General Manager Pete Triantafilos said “It’s the Maryland tradition…Maryland is about the crab cake.” Costas Inn has been serving up crab cakes for decades. Costas Inn opened in 1971 and is family owned and operated.
The crab cake that most people are familiar with is made of a blend of crab meat, various seasonings, bread or bread crumbs, milk, eggs, and mayonnaise. Once these ingredients are combined into small cakes, they are pan-fried, baked, or grilled. Triantafilos later said in the interview “Ours is just a genuine crab cake. No bells and whistles.” Costas Inn crab cakes are made with jumbo lump crab meat that is mixed with seasonings, spices and a homemade imperial sauce. They are served with cocktail and tartar sauce.
YOUR SUMMER SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!