- Pit beef is a long-standing Baltimore tradition but making a business model work hasn't been easy. For a while, the stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore and Baltimore County was known as "pit beef row," with Chaps, Big Al's and Big Fat Daddy's calling the strip home. Chaps is still there — and is a Baltimore legend.
- "The last day, we were filming on the dock at Fells Point . . . and we had just eaten 40 crab cakes and soft shell crabs, and I thought, I could shoot this movie forever."
- The celebrated crab cake sandwich at Baltimore's Faidley Seafood gets some national TV love Wednesday night at 9 on the Travel Channel.