Originally Posted by DaveSoMD
Chesapeak Bay blue crab, soft shell crab, and oysters.
I've only been here a few months, but it seems to me here it's less about the type of crab and more about it being cooked in Old Bay. :)
Here are a couple others I've noticed since I've moved to the state:
Gelati/frozen custard from Rita's or The Cow (my husband prefers the former, I prefer the latter)
Build-your-own-burgers with a list of topping choices the length of my arm
Pit beef/pork/chicken-Even though it was so freezing when I went to a game that my sandwich was cold by the time I made it to my seat, the pit pork sandwich I got from Boog's Barbecue in Camden Yards may be the best pork sandwich I've ever had.
Utz chips, especially: The Crab Chip
I'll also list a few for the Seattle area, where I lived just before here, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where I grew up.
The UP- The fish everyone else uses for bait: Perch fish fries and smoked smelt
Fresh wild blueberries
Spam, Rice & Eggs (More famous in Hawaii, and you won't see it in many restaurants, but there's such a big Polynesian population, it's hard to make friends and not see this one.)
Pho (oh how I miss pho!) (on every corner)
Teriyaki (also on every corner)
Kidd Valley Garlic Fries & Shakes (best eaten at Safeco Field, watching Ichiro whiz around the bases, of course)
Thai food (I dream about pad thai and panang curry)
I don't drink personally, but the Pacific NW is also packed with local breweries.