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Richard Gorelick


Richard Gorelick has been the Baltimore Sun’s restaurant critic since 2010. Before joining the paper staff full time, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. He is a native of Lochearn in Baltimore County.
  • Hunting down the history of how pit beef became a symbol of Baltimore

    Some things we think of Baltimore things, like "Hon" and "neighborhoods," are not really Baltimore things. Pit beef is for real a Baltimore thing, at most a Maryland thing. Its origins are murky, but most food historians seem to agree that pit beef sprung up in Baltimore's east-side working-class neighborhoods. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that pit beef stands began to line the road along Pulaski Highway as early as the 1970s.

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