Double Take: San Francisco vs. Baltimore
Face-off: San Francisco vs. Balitmore
LEFT: San Francisco, where local Dungeness rules the roost
RIGHT: Baltimore, the center of the Chesapeake blue crab universe
Old-School Crab Joint
San Francisco, Left: Go pier to plate at Scoma's, which has been doing crab every which way since 1965 from its water-front perch on Pier 47.
Baltimore, Right: Locust Point (L.P.) Steamers is an insider's spot with hard shells and traditional fried soft-shell platters and sandwiches.
San Francisco, Left: Bar Crudo adds Dungeness to its superlative raw bar during the season, and also does treatments such as roasted crab with espelette butter.
Baltimore, Right: Pen & Quill takes fresh catch up a creative notch with its trio of burrata, roasted black trumpet mushrooms, and local lump crabmeat.
Food Truck Feasting
San Francisco, Left: Off The Grid pops up weekly hangouts with more than 30 food trucks in the Marina (Friday night) and at the Presidio (Thursday night/Sunday afternoon).
Baltimore, Right: The Gathering runs Baltimore's Hollywood Diner Food Truck Park, in addition to a season of food truck events that are fund-raisers for local causes.