The Downtown Partnership kicks off its Maryland Crab & Oyster Celebration with a free event today, October 23, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Center Plaza at Charles and Fayette streets.
Festivities will feature free crab and oyster delicacies prepared by area restaurants, including Ryleigh's Oyster and Alewife. Shucked oysters will be available for 50 cents each.
Each guest (age 21 and older) will receive six tickets for beer samplings from Brewer's Art, Flying Dog Brewery, Fordham, Loose Cannon, Stella Artois, and Union Craft Brewing.
The first 400 attendees will also receive a free four-ounce tasting glass.
As part of the Maryland Crab & Oyster Celebration, participating restaurants will offer crab and oyster dishes on their menus from Oct. 25-Nov. 3. Check out Dine Downtown Baltimore's website for a complete list.