EAT AROUND THE TOWN
_ Yes, our crab cakes are justifiably famous. The best are the size of softballs, hand-formed from nearly 100 percent jumbo lump, the sweet, delicate meat found by the crab’s swimming fins. Find the real deal at Faidley Seafood in Lexington Market, which has been filleting fish since the late 1800s. And while Baltimore may be famous for its crab cake sandwiches, we’ve got another homegrown specialty: pit beef sandwiches, which involve slow-grilled top round, sliced thin, and traditionally served on a kaiser roll with horseradish and onions. Downtown, you can find them during Orioles’ games at Boog’s BBQ stand, at the Sunday morning farmers market, or at Chaps Pit Beef, which has been featured numerous times on the Food Network for its overflowing wonders.