I don't want to step on anyone's toes or commit any blasphemy and I wholeheartedly plead ignorance on this but... what is the big deal with pit beef? I've seen a lot of DC hounds wishing they had pit beef from Baltimore. I saw when Bourdain visited Baltimore and they took him to a pit beef joint and outside of the salt on the bread it seemed to me like a fresh version of a roast beef sandwich (think Arby's but homemade). They even had the same type of sauces. So help enlighten me so that the next time I'm in Baltimore/Pikesville, I'll know what I'm missing. How much of it is the fact that it's iconic like.. clamchowder to Boston or Chili to Cincinnati?
Sorry if I offended anyone.