Photo Gallery: Hot and steamy under big tent at Tawes crab feast

Photo Gallery: Hot and steamy under big tent at Tawes crab feast

Photo by Sarai Gray from Facebook

By Len Lazarick

The Ringling Brothers circus closed earlier this year, and it looked like lobbyist Bruce Bereano had bought one of their tents as the longtime Annapolis influencer hosted the biggest gathering at the annual J. Millard Tawes Clam Bake and Crab Feast in Crisfield Wednesday.

It’s one of few truly bipartisan political events of the year, as left, right and center bent over steamed crabs, clam strips and Smith Island cake. The guests themselves got hot and steamy under the big tent on one of the hottest days of the year.

I’ve long ago given up trying to create a narrative out of a series of brief conversations and genial schmoozing. It’s hard to be uptight when everyone is sweaty and cleaning off crab spices to shake hands.

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About The Author

Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.


  1. Dale McNamee

    Ringling Brothers Circus may be gone, but Maryland has a never ending and non-entertaining circus called the Legislature…

  2. Sean

    Great photos!