Weekly reviews of crab cakes around the MD and DC area


Never underestimate the small mountain towns.  Yes, they may be landlocked and far away from the Chesapeake Bay.  No, there may not be much to do there.  But it all depends on how you look at it.  That small diner that you pass off as being too ordinary may have once served Harry Truman and his family.  The French restaurant may seem out of place, but may have once served as a private club for French airman back in the 1950's.  And maybe, just maybe, Noah's Ark might finally one day be built.

Today's fiber optic field trip takes us to the far reaches of Maryland, out in the Western panhandle, to a small town called Frostburg.  You may have heard of it.  If you're a history buff, then it will be because Frostburg was one of the first towns on the National Road, and quite a popular stopping point for passing celebrities and dignitaries.  Or you may have gone to school here, or known someone who has (go Bobcats!).

Which brings us to Sand Springs.  Now, this establishment may not have the history as some of the other restaurants in town (such as the Princess Restaurant or Au Petit Paris).  But it has been around since 1994, and will probably have some stories of its own to tell.  But they have crab cakes, which will always draw the CCR in.  So how were they?  Let's find out!