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Colossal Crab Cake Raises Money & Appetites In Parkville

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PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — If you like a good crab cake, there’s something new that will make your mouth water.

A local restaurant is stepping up in a big way to team up to help a local charity.

Ron Matz reports the “colossal crab cake” is all about kids, caring and courage.  

At a dinner at Pappas Restaurant Monday night, they unveiled the new 10-ounce “colossal courage crab cake.” A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation to help end child abuse.

“They’re on sale starting today at our carry-out location and can be shipped across the country.  We feel like we’re giving back to the community a little bit,” said Justin Windle, manager of Pappas Restaurant in Parkville. “We had a terrific event last night to unveil the crab cake. We had so much greatness under this roof, I can’t tell you…Artie Donovan, Lenny Moore. We even had Cardinal Keeler here.  It was exciting to be a part of it.  We’re thrilled to be linked up with the Ed Block Foundation, a wonderful charity.”

The foundation fights child abuse.  NFL players visit Baltimore in March to receive awards and visit the local Courage House.

“We raise awareness of child abuse.  We’ve been around for 34 years.  Our Courage House here is St. Vincent’s Villa.  We have 21 Courage Houses around the country that are affiliated with NFL teams,” said Paul Mittermeier, Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. “Preventing child abuse and raising awareness is huge.  We want to try to break this cycle. We want to let people know it’s still going on out there.  I just want to thank Pappas for what they did last night and for jumping on board.”

The Pappas kitchen is busy preparing the “colossal crab cake.”  It’s a special mix.

“The ‘colossal crab cake’ is basically the same version of our famous crab cake here at Pappas.  But instead of seven ounces, it’s 10 ounces.  The crab cake is designed to be for a pro football player’s appetite,” said Windle.

Pappas has been named Baltimore’s best and is now teaming up to help others.

The Courage Awards have been presented in Baltimore for the past 34 years. They’re named in honor of Ed Block, who was the long-time trainer for the Baltimore Colts.

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