Tony Conrad started out working in an office on weekdays and crabbing on the weekend to make extra money.
Now, he operates four outlets for crabs, including Conrad's seafood market on Joppa Road in Parkville and the new restaurant Conrad's in Perry Hall.
He's still out on the bay, although it's now six days a week. And, when you eat his crabs in the evening, especially in season, there's a good chance he caught them that morning.
Conrad said he's not the only Baltimore-area crabhouse owner who also catches crabs, but "we can count on two hands the people who do this."
By "we" he means he and his wife Andrea. He catches crabs and manages the...