I'm a big fan of the show the Wire and also of John Water's movies both of which are shot in Baltimore and refer to pit beef. I did some research online about it and it sounds great. Does anyone know if it's available in NYC?
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.