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Chaps Pit Beef in Baltimore, MD, Saturday at 12:30 PM

Welcome to a special Five Days of Meat edition of the photo series Eater Scenes, in which Eater photographers visit some of the country's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Here now, Rey Lopez at Chaps Pit Beef in Baltimore, MD.

Baltimore has its share of peculiarities, and among them is the prevalence of pit beef. As the New York Times discovered in 2000, "Pit beef is Baltimore's version of barbecue: beef grilled crusty on the outside, rare and juicy inside and heaped high on a sandwich." It is grilled rather than smoked, but some consider it barbecue. Whatever you consider it, Chaps Pit Beef is the most well-known slinger of the Baltimore staple, thanks in part to appearances on a variety of food television shows. Here now, a look inside a Saturday lunch service.

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