"As are many Baltimoreans, I am deeply partial to the Matthew's Pizza crab pie," said the creator of the HBO series "The Wire" and the food-obsessed "Treme." About the Highlandtown pizzeria's deep-crust, crab-topped pizza, Simon said, "[It's] unlike anything that calls itself pizza anywhere in the world. "And when out-of-towners come to Baltimore -- even New Yorkers, who have the pick of some of the greatest pizza in Christendom -- I often take them there," he said. "It could not exist outside of Baltimore."
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