'Man v. Food' in Baltimore airs tonight
Wouldn't it have been serendipitous if the Baltimore edition of "Man v. Food" had happened to air when we had the Day of Gluttony?
Anyway, it's on tonight on the Travel Channel at 10 p.m.
Here's the episode guide I was sent: ...
"Adam's trip starts with a visit to Chaps Charcoal Restaurant to try a carnivorous creation found only in Baltimore: pit beef. Locals say Chaps has the city's best, and Adam describes this dish as 'the carnivore's dream.' Adam samples the pit beef sandwich which includes a healthy serving of bottom round on a kaiser roll, topped with tiger sauce (mayo and horseradish mixed together) and onions. If that isn't meaty enough for you, there's always 'The Raven' (named after Poe, of course). This sandwich includes pit beef, corned beef, and turkey topped with barbecue and tiger sauce.
"Next up Adam gets crabby at Obrycki's Crab House. In Adam's words, 'Here, crab is king.' Some even argue they have the best crab cakes in the country! They do have an interesting method for making crab cakes, which makes this claim plausible. Adam also gets to cook and eat their famous steamed blue crabs.
"Finally, Adam heads to Steak & Main for the 'Great Steak Challenge.' I'm not sure 'great' describes just how massive this challenge is. Adam has one hour to eat five different cuts of beef (74 ounces total) and one pound of sides. Two dozen have attempted this feat, but only four have succeeded. 'Wanna know where the beef is? It's on the battlefield.'"
I'm reading this episode guide and sort of nodding off and suddenly -- Whoa. What the heck is Steak & Main? I'm always surprised when I find out about an established area restaurant I simply hadn't heard of before.
Also, is it just me or is that a really strange quotation at the end?
(Photo: Adam eats the Raven with Chaps owner, Bob Creager. Courtesy of the Travel Channel)