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Best BBQ in Baltimore - Help!

You might try the Midtown BBQ & Brew on Center Street. The Q is good not great but might best meet your need for good late night atmoshere.

2 days ago
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Baltimore casual but good? Near Hotel Monaco or Ottobar?

You may want to try Puerto 511 off Cathedral Street near Saratoga. Very good Peruvian, excellent cerviche. They are very small, I recommend a reservation.

May 07, 2014
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Going to be in Baltimore for two days.

Vaccaoro's makes a big deal about thier connoli filling being homemade. Checkout thier web site. Do you have information indicating otherwise?

Apr 15, 2014
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore
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Baltimore Puerto 511

I had dinner there on a Friday night about three weeks ago. The space is very small but nice. The owners are very friendly and work hard to please. I suggest a reservation as they were turning away potential diners the night I was there. The food was very good and well presented. We had cerviche, skewered calve hearts and a creamy seafood and cheese stew. I particularly recommend the hearts as this seemed most unique. I would recommend any of these dishes but look forward to further exploring the menu. I almost forgot, save rook for desert.

Mar 27, 2014
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Maryland crab cakes as found overseas

Faidley's is still in business and making crab crakes.

Feb 02, 2014
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Baltimore....table for 6 out of towners

My mistake. I was thinking of Mele.

Dec 25, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Baltimore....table for 6 out of towners

I think the old Mezze is now closed. There is a Kali Mezze in Kali's Court,but I think that is different.

Dec 24, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

HA HA FOODS

I had dinner at Ha Ha last weekend. I was disappointed that they no longer had dim sum. The manager said demand was too low and they lost money on it. They still have hanging roast duck and pork. We ordered a half duck and noodle soup with roast pork. I thought both were excellent; however my companion was not fond of the soup.

Dec 24, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Romanian Meats/Groceries

The International Food Market in Pikesville has an excellent selection of East European Foods.

7004 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215
Neighborhood: Fallstaff

(410) 358-4757
ifmbaltimore.com

Dec 11, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Gems in Baltimore

Maybe bland, but I did not think overpriced. Zorba's is worth a visit for the grilled octopus.

Dec 06, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

low sodium meal delivery in Baltimore?

I suggest you contact Vicki directly.

Nov 25, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Marchionda's on Harford- you heard it here first!

Thanks for posting. I keep driving by Marchionda's and wondering. I am sort of sensitive to oversalting so hope that doesn't prevale.

Sep 23, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Liquid smoke...or not?

I actually do use a small hatchet for that purpose. Kind of funny.

Aug 19, 2013
jfish in Home Cooking
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Anyone know what's going on with Zella's?

Zella's catered a work party for us today. Very simple. Pizza salad and drinks. The pizzas and ceasar salad were good to very good and Zella's staff were very nice, helpful and efficient. The price seemed reasonable.

Jun 27, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where is the best rack of lamb in Baltimore or burbs (not DC)

I haven't been to Zorba's in a while, but I do not recall rack of lamb on the menue. That said, they do ahve really good lamb chops. If you go, the grilled octopus is the best.

Jun 14, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

organic produce at the JFX farmers market

Calvert Farm has the best selection of organic. Cat's Paw is good with nice people but a lesser selection. I think these are the only two strictly organic stalls.

May 20, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any feedback for the JFX Farmer's Market (Baltimore)?

Mixed diameters Saturday at Waverly. The thick was really quite good and not woody. I don't get the preference for thin.

May 13, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

HaHa Foods Baltimore

I think HaHa Foods on Rt. 40 deserves some CH attention; Baltimore has been a wasteland for Chinese food for so long. Tried a couple of dim sum Saturday. Fried taro and ribs with black bean sauce. Both were excellent, prepared to order and serverd piping hot. A different experience than pointing to items on a cart, but very fresh. I also took half a duck home for dinner on Sunday. Love that duck. There were diners at several tables that were piled with great looking food, don't know what most of it was, but I want to go back to explore. The razor clams looked good.

Has anyone else been trying this place. i would like to hear your impressions and recommendations.

Apr 22, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

HELP! Burnt or Not cooked through on cast iron grill pan

I like to sear meats in my cast iron skillet then place in a preheated oven at about 300 degrees until cooked as desired. Sometimes even 275 if I'm not too hungry.

Mar 20, 2013
jfish in Home Cooking

Dogwood Closed

The Dogwood in Hampden is now closed for good (I guess). Too bad, although I wanted to like this place much more than I actually did. I liked their philosophy of emphasising local and organic product and the staff was very nice, but I never seemed to order anything that made me think I had to come back and get this again.

Mar 20, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Shouting it from the roof tops- there is now DIM SUM in BALTIMORE COUNTY!!!

You can go for dinner. I stopped in about 5:00 Sunday evening. We did not try the dim sum, but they said it was available and made fresh to order. We did split half a roast duck which with a pot of tea made quite a nice dinner for $13. The soups looked good and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Feb 25, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Sushi grade tuna?

Try Fank's at the wholesale fish market in Jessup. Very higfh quality.

Feb 22, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

frozen meat at farmers' markets in DC area

I frequently by beef from a local producer that is vacuum packed and frozen. The quality remains very high.

Feb 10, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Baltimore Goat meat

Giant Food frequently has goat.

Feb 05, 2013
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

caterer for cocktail party?

I have a friend who caters events. She works directly with clients to customize menus. Her specialty is Mediterranean but she excels at all cuisines, preparing all food from scratch. She does deliver, providing as much service as is needed. References can be provided. She can be contacted at:

Vicki
baltimorev@yahoo.com
410 980 5131

Dec 19, 2012
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

low sodium meal delivery in Baltimore?

I have a friend who provides personalized individual meals and caters events. She works directly with clients to customize menus, making sure all requirements are met with high quality food. There are frequent deliveries so the food is always fresh. She can be contacted at:

Vicki
baltimorev@yahoo.com
410 980 5131

Dec 10, 2012
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Hard Shell Crabs Near Aquarium

Unfortunately Bud's is also gone.

Sep 26, 2012
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fish bones at the fish market?

I recommend against salmon bones for a traditional bouillabase. They are good for soups and stews but the end result will be distinctlly salmony.

Sep 20, 2012
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Chef Mac's

It has been a while and all I can say is, not memorable. I can't remember what we ordered but can remember that I thought I would not rush back. Not that I wouldn't return but no real reason to. Sorry for being so vague. I wanted to like Chef Mac's more, so I would love to hear about any recent good dinners there.

Sep 07, 2012
jfish in Washington DC & Baltimore

Carp anyone?

Carp cakes are good.

Bones can be a problem but if they not taken from muddy water, muddieness should not be a problem.

Aug 09, 2012
jfish in Home Cooking