Guy Beat Me To It

cheese pretzel

I was in Pasadena, MD last week with my friends Katie and Lory. Lory, a native Pasadenian, found us a classic Chesapeake Bay restaurant. And when I say classic Chesapeake, I only mean one thing: crabs. Maryland loves their crabs.

Unfortunately, after I snapped a few pictures, I realized I was beat. Guy Fieri already brought much deserved attention to Stoney Creek Inn. Noticing our paparazzi ways, the waitress asked us if we had heard of the place through Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Ugh, no, I hadn’t. Not that I thought I was discovering the place, but man, I was embarrassed to know that Guy (or his assistants) and I shared the same taste. He’s such a douche!

But I won’t let that ruin it. Here’s some pics of the crab-infested food from this adorable restaurant right off the water.

Above you will notice the most heavenly appetizer. I’m a sucker for a soft pretzel, and not just a soft pretzel to share as an appetizer, but a soft pretzel as my entire meal. I perfected the practice in college with Rock Bottom’s TWO large soft pretzels with spicy cheese sauce.

Anyway, there was no doubt I could not order this. A soft pretzel, topped with crab meat and cheddar cheese, served warm and with a huge steak knife. I’m not usually a fan of fish with dairy, but this worked really well. Shit, anything and a soft pretzel will work well together.


Here’s Lory with our awesome waitress, Donna (I think that was her name.) She rocked the cutest boat shoes. It was nice to see someone that actually has been on a boat wear these now trendy shoes. Lory ordered the thickest crab soup I’d ever seen. If I were a better writer I would bring on a kick ass metaphor to describe the thickness of the soup. I wanted to compare it to health care or something, but it just didn’t work. If I do think of one deserving of the soup, I’ll throw it in the comments. I’m also game for suggestions.

seafood quesadilla

Katie ordered a seafood quesadilla filled with shrimp and crab and cheese. The salsa—a blue crab salsa. I told you they didn’t mess around with their crabs.

crab beer

Lory ordered a locally brewed beer. I bet you couldn’t tell with that CRAB all over the label.


I enjoy dark wood paneling and linen tablecloths, but I also adore tacky signs.

Guy Fieri

And here’s the douche himeself.

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  • EvoDiva September 28, 2009  

    She’s not joking about the cream of crab soup – I literally ate it with a fork and there was no drippage. Yummmm…

  • BS September 28, 2009  

    wow. that crabby concoction puts New York street pretzels to shame.

  • Eat Please September 28, 2009  

    Oh c’mon… Guy isn’t that bad. So what he panders to every place he goes (how can every cheeseburger be the best one evar?) and sure, he is way contrived in his “edgy” persona. But the show is entertaining, the food he showcases all interesting and he himself is oddly hypnotic. A douche? Sure. But still not terrible to watch.

  • gansie September 28, 2009  

    actually, its probably less about guy than travel shows on the food network, in general. i actually dont mind guy in the kitchen, i’m just not a fan of the network’s road shows. if i want road – i go to anthony bourdain and three sheets to the wind. i want to see chopping on the food network. and not contests, especially not contests (ie, biggest cake that looks like a civil war general.)

  • Suzanne October 29, 2009  

    I share your opinion about Guy. 🙂

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