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Fun At Fitbloggin’

by Courtney on May 21, 2011

And the fun continues!

Last night, many of us let loose and had a great time boozin’ socializing at the Sears Social Hour.

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At this point I was pretty darn exhausted, so it was either grab a drink or pass out with a nap. Obviously I chose the drink. Winking smile

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A glass of Sauvignon Blanc, to be exact, which was light, refreshing, and wonderful.

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I had a great time chatting it up with some awesome ladies, like Gabriela,

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Tina, and Amanda,

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and also getting to know some new friends, like Theodora.

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After everyone enjoyed their free drink, a group of us headed off to dinner at local seafood restaurant called Mo’s.

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Seeing as though I was in Maryland, I felt compelled to order some crab cakes. When in Rome, right?

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So I ordered the Backfin Crab Cakes, which completely blew me away with their enormous size…

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Call me crazy, but I had thought that crab cakes were usually more flat and pancake-like? My crab cakes came with some steamed veggies and fresh rolls, both of which were great.

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My crab cakes, however, we’re all that fantastic. Since I’m not one to usually order them on a menu, I had to ask a few of my fellow dinner pals whether or not it was normal to have pieces of shells in my crab cakes…like, a pretty noticeable amount of crunchiness was going on.

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Turns out, it’s not really the norm, and a few people were also disappointed with the amount of extra “filling” that was present, rather than big chunks of crab. For $21.99, I definitely did not feel like I got my money’s worth. It was a bit of a bummer, and I probably ended up eating about half before calling it quits.

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Luckily, I had no time to let it bother me since I was in such great company. Smile

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As the night was winding down, I began feeling more like a zombie than anything else. I was fast approaching the 20-hour mark on being awake, and I’m sorry, but I am just not good on minimal sleep. So by the time I got back to our room, I’m pretty sure I was asleep before my head hit the pillow. Phew…

I’m in the middle of a session right now, so time to get back to taking some notes!

Question for the Day:

Do you like crab cakes? Where’s the best crab cake you ever had?

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1 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) May 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

Crab cakes = one of the best things about living in DC. Awesome, local crab cakes all summer.

I totally saw you at the social last night but we didn’t get the chance to chat. Come find me! :)
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2 Brittany May 21, 2011 at 10:14 am

So many great times! Those crab cakes were delicious and huge! So glad to have met you this weekend :)
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3 Marykate Sinnott May 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

http://www.atlanticfish-restaurant.com

Atlantic Fish on Boylston Street in Boston. Best. Crab cakes. Ever.
(and I don’t usually eat crab cakes!)
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4 Mandee May 21, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’ve had really disappointing crab cakes right on the beach in maryland.. isn’t it a bummer?

I’d have to say the very best ones that I’ve had were in Santa Monica at a steak house. All lump crab meat, hardly any filler. So great!

But other than that it looks like you are having a blast!! Enjoy your weekend!
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5 Lauren May 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

I had crab for the first time last weekend – it was pretty good. I’ve never had crab cakes before though :)
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6 Merrie@ Strawberrylaces May 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

Aw, sorry your crab cake experience was so rough! Coming from a family of crab connoisseurs I can tell you that they are normally freakin’ fantastic. Bummer! Sounds like your company more than made up for it though!
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7 Khushboo May 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

I do like crab cakes but don’t tend to order them. I prefer crab in it’s raw form..
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8 Laura May 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Courtney,

I am so glad you get to go do something fun and be surrounded by other strong, wonderful women after going through some stressful life events. I am loving reading about your adventures at this years FitBlogger Conference! Major bummer about the crab cakes, though-good crab cakes can be sooo good:)

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9 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun May 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Yea we need to find some better eats next time!

And that pic of my face all up in the camera is quite attractive. LOL
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10 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I lived in Baltimore last year – I only tried crab cakes once. I’m not the biggest fan of seafood but I had to at least try them since I lived in Maryland. Hope you’re having fun in Baltimore – it’s an interesting city, that’s for sure!
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11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Before when I ate meat, I loved crab cakes. The best ones I had were in Maryland, so I’m sad that those weren’t good for you!
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12 Katie May 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Not sure how long you’re in Baltimore…but if you have a little extra time RUN to the Lexington Market and try Faidley’s crabcakes. As a lover of crabcakes and frequent visitor to Maryland’s crabby shores, these are HANDS DOWN the best. You’re welcome!

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13 Courtney May 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

Aww, we heard Faidley’s was good, but unfortunately didn’t make it there. Maybe next time! :)

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14 Kristi May 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I looooovvvveee crab cakes.
There’s a local shop in MD called Thompson’s seafood that has the best crabcakes. The are huge and filled with crab meat and not a lot of filling.

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