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Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay presents “Crab Cake Week” in Richmond, VA

Over 30 restaurants participating from June 1st – June 9th

Crab Cake Week poster for Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA (May, 10 2019) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is partnering with 30 restaurants in Richmond, VA to present the city’s first ever “Crab Cake Week” during the first week of June (June 1st – June 9th). The purpose of Crab Cake Week is to highlight the relationship between clean water and the seafood that Virginians enjoy from the Chesapeake Bay. During the week, participating restaurants will be serving crab cakes made from local, sustainably sourced Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and donating 10% of their crab cake sales back to the Alliance to support Chesapeake restoration work.

Crab Cake Week is a new, creative way to engage Virginians on their relationship to the Bay. At each participating restaurant, customers will not only enjoy some of the best crab cakes the city has to offer, but they will also gain awareness about the importance of a healthy Chesapeake. Participating restaurants will offer coasters, table tents, and menu inserts with information about simple actions residents can take to help preserve and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the blue crabs that depend on clean water to thrive. The Alliance is partnering with the Virginia Seafood Council to assist restaurant owners in sourcing local crabmeat from Virginia-based suppliers and supporting the local seafood economy.

Crab Cake from Julep’s, Richmond VA.

The Alliance’s Virginia State Director, Nissa Dean, says, “The Alliance is excited about the opportunity to reach a wider audience and raise awareness about the work we do and why it matters. Here in Richmond, we are fortunate to have amazing restaurants and a close proximity to the Bay. We are grateful to the overwhelmingly positive response from restaurants and their willingness to engage with Virginia watermen and suppliers to serve fresh, local crab cakes. “

Kendra Feather, owner of the local restaurants Laura Lee’s and Roosevelt, says, “Supporting sustainable, local food sources for our restaurants is an easy choice to make. This is the food of our region, our heritage. We need to be smart about this.”

Participating Richmond Restaurants include:

About the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay:

Founded in 1971, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, with headquarters in Annapolis, MD and offices in Richmond, Virginia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, works throughout the Bay watershed to lead, support and inspire local action and build partnerships with individuals, communities, governments, businesses and other groups to restore the Bay watershed and its forests, rivers and streams. For more information about the Alliance, visit: