On Saturday we had dinner with Mrs. W's family at a place called Pappas on Taylor Ave. in Parkville.
I had never heard of this place but the crabcakes were outstanding. I can't vouch for the rest of the menu. For all I know it could be like the old Angelina's: Crabcakes are a sure bet, anything else is a crapshoot. But the crabcakes are the real deal: Huge lumps and not much else.
Their Web address hints at their signature dish: http://www.pappascrabcakes.com/
There's also a place across the street called Valentine's whose sign announces another Baltimore favorite: sour beef.