Courtesy of Capital Crab
Courtesy of Capital Crab

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D.C. has a new excuse to get down and dirty with some Old Bay seasoning. Capital Crab, a Chesapeake Bay blue crab-focused food truck launched by Tim Walsh, is dropping anchor at the Yards Park Marina on Sunday for a one-week pop-up. Find it alongside the Anacostia River at the Living Classrooms’ Education Dock located near 4th and Water streets SE. 

Starting Sunday, the food truck will be set-up from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m daily, with live music starting at 5 p.m.

“This is kickoff celebrating a business partnership with Living Classrooms,” Walsh says. “The site will be the future home of the Capital Crab and Living Classrooms brick-and-mortar. Expect events throughout this summer and next summer to prepare for the build out.”

The pop-up menu includes crab cakes, fried crab balls, hush puppies, coleslaw, and a full-service bar.

“The crabs are coming from the Chesapeake Bay’s Wye River,” Walsh says. “Right now, it’s jumbo lump crab cakes, crab balls, and cold beers, but we may do crab feasts for larger groups soon.”

For baseball fans attending the Home Run Derby and MLB All-Star Game this week, there will be peanuts, Cracker Jack, and bottled water for sale to-go. And there will also be big-screen televisions set-up in time for Sunday’s World Cup final.

Living Classrooms Foundation is a nonprofit established in Baltimore with site locations along the Chesapeake Bay watershed including several sites in D.C, Maryland, and Virginia. All proceeds from the crabfest pop-up benefit the organization’s education and job training programs, which includes hands-on activities that take place on the Anacostia River.