The accent varies; the accent is not as noticeable when spoken by North & West Baltimoreans but is at its heaviest when spoken by East & South Baltimoreans. Soft shell crabs are blue crabs which have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are still soft. In the last decade, several local alternative/indie bands have risen to national prominence, including Beach House, Animal Collective, Future Islands, Wye Oak, Dan Deacon, however most of these bands are not native to Baltimore, and during the mid-2000s, moved there from other areas of the country such as North Carolina, Purchase, NY, and Long Island. This is seen as a good luck charm for the game to come. Patented in 1937 by L. Albert Knight, Formstone was similar to a product that was invented eight years earlier in Columbus, Ohio, and called Permanent Stone. , The crabs are eaten on tables spread with old newspaper or plain brown wrapping paper. . Today, his granddaughter, Margie Kafka, continues the business at several locations, including Lexington Market. Men were often dressed casually, but with a general factory or dock worker look, as many in town did indeed have such jobs. Permanent Stone was also a veneer. Baltimore native and filmmaker John Waters has parodied the Hon culture, as well as Baltimore itself, extensively in his movies. Salesmen boasted that the insulation lasted forever and that the first cost was also the last as no upkeep or repair was required. But soon Formstone became an icon of status for many homeowners. The stadium was the site of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011. The historically low price and association with the city make it a local favorite. Many people came to Wilkens Avenue to buy candy, so they converted their garage into a store. Although nowadays the city is culturally diverse, the lasting image of Baltimoreans seems to be the "Hon" culture exemplified most markedly by the longer established families and residents of the Highlandtown, Irvington, Canton, Locust Point, Hampden and Pigtown neighborhoods. They are scheduled during the "R" months (September–April) when oysters are prevalent. Linguists classify the white Baltimore accent within Delaware Valley American English, which also encompasses Philadelphia. The typical condiments for a pit beef sandwich is a thick slice of white onion and a sauce made from a horseradish and mayonnaise commonly called "Tiger Sauce" made by Tulkoff Food Products and is unique in that the Baltimore version uses a much more significant portion of horseradish making the sauce extremely hot.  There is also a popular summertime phrase, "goin' downy ayshin" (going down to the ocean, usually referring to Ocean City, Maryland) as well as popular phrases such as, "my (appliance) went up" (meaning died, shortened from "went up to heaven") and "dem O's" (i.e. Tucker advised Ullman to "take a Liverpool accent and Americanize it.". Nowadays, "sweathog" is used to describe an overweight, smelly woman. The name of the culture comes from the often parodied Baltimore accent and slang. John scored his Polish sausage with little cuts which became part of the Polock Johnny logo. The city's locally favored beer has traditionally been National Bohemian, commonly referred to as "Natty Boh" or "National" by locals, or "Nasty Boh" by its detractors. Scrubbing marble steps with Bon Ami powder and a pumice stone has become a tradition in Baltimore.. Baltimore Club is a locally developed style of breakbeat.. Waters himself used a local commercial for Mr Ray's Hair Weaves as his main inspiration. "Hon" (/ˈhʌn/, an abbreviation of "Honey") was a common informal name for someone else. Soundtracks for both films and the musical have also proven popular. This can be a costly and time-consuming process. , When the Orioles are thrown into situations where they succeed spectacularly, especially when overcoming an adversarial situation, it is known by the Baltimore community as "Orioles Magic".  Nowadays, it is Rheb's main store. National Bohemian beer is currently brewed out of state by the Miller Brewing Company and is distributed to Baltimore by the Pabst Brewing Company.  The Inner Harbor is home to Baltimore's tourist center. Southern State cooks, Marylanders insist, boil crabs and along with it, boil away all the true flavor.  Introduced in the 1950s, Formstone was a modern-day solution to early Baltimore brick that was so poor it needed frequent painting to keep it from deteriorating. 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Originally brought from Germany to Baltimore by George and Henry Berger in 1835, they are now produced and sold by DeBaufre Bakeries. Beer and wine may be purchased while standard drinks (soda, iced tea) are included with the purchase of the ticket. The term has been established in the culture as it has been used for naming businesses including Cafe Hon, and for the annual HonFest. On Valentine's Day, outside of Rheb's on Wilkens Avenue, there is typically a long line of customers. Some national onlookers regard this custom as disrespectful to the nation's anthem. , On November 7, 2011, Whiting held a press conference that also featured Chef Gordon Ramsay announcing that she would be relinquishing the "Hon" trademark; Ramsay stated that with Cafe Hon, "There was a level of hatred that was almost untouchable. Here, Baltimore's history and culture is exploited, featuring restaurants offering blue crab and historical highlights such as the USS Constellation.  The same zeitgeist also applies to classical minimalist composer Philip Glass, also from Baltimore and moved to NYC. The restaurant, and the press conference that was part of Ramsay's visit, was featured on the February 24, 2012, episode of Ramsay's series, Kitchen Nightmares. Between the 1950s and 1970s, it was common to see local working class women dressing in bright, printed dresses with glasses and beehive hairdos.  Later row houses dating from the 1800s–1900s can be found in Union Square and throughout the city in various states of repair. Baltimore has become a prime city for filming movies and television shows. Chicken boxes are usually enjoyed with "Half and Half", a drink combining iced tea and lemonade (referred to elsewhere in the United States as an "Arnold Palmer").  He created the now-famous "The Works" sauce which is sold in all of his stores. Baltimoreans typically do not use tartar sauce on their crab cakes. City colleges with Division 1 men's and women's teams include Johns Hopkins, Loyola, UMBC, and Towson. Others that would find fame in the music business from the area would include jazz-rock composer Frank Zappa, singer Ric Ocasek of The Cars, pop vocalist Mama Cass, and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. This is a trait which Baltimore shares with the other coastal parts of the state of Maryland. When Welcome Back, Kotter first aired in 1975, some Baltimoreans were shocked to hear the word "sweathog" which, at that time, meant "whore" in many Baltimore neighborhoods. Several Orioles players of the modern era have earned themselves nicknames which have quickly become traditional, such as Chris Davis receiving the nickname "Crush Davis" following his record-setting 2013 season and Nelson Cruz, whose last name is chanted in an elongated fashion whenever he makes a big play at home. The prizes might be monetary or items donated by local residents, organizations, businesses, or sports heroes.