Food and Drink in Towson, MD
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Towson is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Towson and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Maryland.
For foodies, Baltimore County is synonymous with steamed blue crabs. Blue crabs are found in abundance in the waters of Chesapeake Bay, with the commercial crab season running from April through October. Scientists say the brackish – or slightly salty – water of Chesapeake Bay is ideal for the blue crab to thrive. The blue crab’s scientific name is callinectes sapidus, which translates as “beautiful swimmer that is savory.” And savory they are.