While many people think about Maryland blue crabs as summer cuisine, October is a great month for seafood.
According to the Department of Natural Resources, a variety of seafood is available this month, including striped bass, crabmeat, oysters, flounder, dogfish, lobster and scallops.
From the Bay for the Bay, a promotion to support local watermen while also contributing to oyster restoration efforts, kicked off last weekend and runs through Oct. 9.
During this week, restaurants around the region are featuring locally caught seafood. Participating eateries will donate $1 from each seafood dinner sold to the Oyster Recover Partnership in Annapolis. The organization works to replenish the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.
So treat yourself to a seafood meal at one of the participating restaurants listed below and feel good about helping the economy and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.
Blue Dolphin, Gambrills
Boatyard Bar and Grill, Annapolis
Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs, Annapolis
Federal House, Annapolis
Hell Point Seafood, Annapolis
Hellas Restaurant and Lounge, Millersville
McCormick & Schmick’s, Annapolis
Sam’s on the Waterfront, Annapolis
Severn Inn, Annapolis
Tall Oaks, Pasadena
The Wild Orchid, Annapolis
Vin 909, Annapolis