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Great Italian Deli in DC/Baltimore Area

And also in Baltimore: DiPasquale's, Mastellone's, Pastore's.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

I agree with every single rec on curioussheridan's post -- wait, are we the same person?

Crab cakes near BWI

G&M's crabcakes are very large, and very consistent. And I'll bet they provide plenty of leftovers. But they are not Maryland crabcakes, bc as G&M freely admits, they use -- year-round! -- Asian crabmeat, which is not even the same species as our blue crab. It's a free country, so (subject to the Lanham Act) they have a right to sell them. But if you were in Florence, and ordered a bistecca Fiorentina, would you be happy with a sirloin or flank steak from Iowa? If the answer is "no," then seek an alternative (Maryland) crabcake from the many options listed above.

Where should I have dinner near Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Chefdilettante's suggestions are good, except that Bagby Pizza may not quite rise to the level of serviceable. There is better pizza nearby at Chazz, or a little farther afield at Verde. One nice, inexpensive spot for dinner, not 10 minutes walk, is By Degrees Café at the corner of Eastern and Central.

Restaurants near the Hippodrome in Baltimore

I was there a few months ago and the beer was terrific (and to the extent service goes into it, that was fine too). We had only an appetizer (cheese plate?) and that was fine also,.

Pie??? in Baltimore

I have heard good things about the Hamilton Bakery, though I have not been there myself. Their website reports pies. Same for Woodlea Bakery on Harford or Belair Road.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

I have been to the Senegalese place on York Road (the Tam-Tam?) and it was underwhelming. I have also been to an Ethiopian restaurant not mentioned above, on Park Avenue (Tabor, I think) and it was about as good as Dukem.

If Italian is still considered ethnic, Baltimore is blessed with a slew of inexpensive, old-style Italian delis serving everything under the sun, including rarely-seen ingredients: Trinacria, DiPasquale, Pastore's, Mastellone.
Most of these also sell some excellent, inexpensive Italian wines.

Among the Korean restaurants in Baltimore, my favorite is Joung Kok.

Going to be in Baltimore for two days.

Chinnytown has great suggestions. If you're all the way up in Hampden, also consider Birroteca (Italianate, with great wine list, very casual, lots of veg options), and Woodberry Kitchen (great space, farm to table menu -- need to book well in advance).

Restaurants near the Hippodrome in Baltimore

Belvedere Square is wonderful (and our neighborhood), but it's more like 30 minutes away, esp. with traffic -- like sending someone to Arlington if they're at the Kennedy Center. Near the Hipp, Alewife mentioned by Zevonista is excellent. So is Forno, which has a diverse menu including brick oven pizza and some house made charcuterie.

For lunch only places, Patisserie Poupon Café on Charles Street is excellent, simple French. Or Café Piedigrotta in Little Italy for great Italian pastries and hot foods. Or By Degrees café (probably ten minutes from Hipp), with cool vibe and great sandwiches and salads.

Lunch near Baltimore City courthouse

Patisserie Poupon Cafe at 225 North Charles (not the one near Shot Tower) is excellent. Or the Trinacria Cafe (again, not the one near Lexington Market). Or the food trucks on Charles two blocks both of Lombard (selection varies by day).

Besh fish markets in Baltimore?

On the rare occasion that I cook rockfish, which is local to the Bay, I have bought at Faidley's in Lexington Market and the fish was quite good.

Casual restaurants near Baltimore Museum of Art?

These are all nearby, and none could be accused of being either fancy or expensive. The problem is, and allowing for personal taste, none of them is very good. One World is probably the best of the lot. I would say Café Hon is about on a par with these, while the food at Azafran and Donna's is 1-2 ranks above.

Casual restaurants near Baltimore Museum of Art?

Café Azafran, on Wyman Park Drive, near the Space Telescope Center. Or Donna's on St. Paul Street.

Is Gertrudes actually too expensive at lunch? They do have sandwiches and the like on the menu.

Sunday early lunch for seafood in and around Baltimore

October should, God willing, still be a good season for crabs, so if you wanted to get steamed crabs for lunch, which is not my idea of lunch but probably socially acceptable, that would be one way to go. I usually get them for dinner or take out, so can't tell you where to get them for lunch.

Hyattsville, White Oak, College Park

The other posters have lots of great ethnic options. I will say that we had a tasty lunch at Busboys and Poets last winter.

Challah in DC / Northern Virginia

True, but the degree of difficulty for challah is way less than either gefilte fish or chopped liver.

(Also, I'm sure you're right about Wegmans' bialys, but I'm having difficulty wrapping my head around that one.)

Canton Happy Hour?

Second the drinks at Fork & Wrench.

Challah in DC / Northern Virginia

This thread is ten years old (but then, good challah is an age-old question). My advice is, make your own. I have never tasted a store-bought challah that was as good as home-made. And it's a very simple recipe.

Best crab cakes in or near Hyattsville, MD?

Bowie is a long way from Hyattsville. Maybe 30 mins easily with any traffic.

Two L.A. Hounds for Five Days. Food and Sights Itinerary?

If you want crabs, the best ones are in Annapolis (Cantler's) or Baltimore (Bill's Terrace Inn). Annapolis requires a car; Bill's Terrace Inn is on the far east side on Baltimore in Essex (you could take the $7 MARC train to Baltimore, then a Zip car from the train station, or it's probably 60 miles each way from Alexandria). But if you're looking for something "you can only get it here," that's steamed blue crabs.

Labor Day Weekend in Baltimore - suggestions/itinerary

In no particular order:

1. The biggest farmers market is downtown Sunday morning opens at 7. It is under the JFX and located at approximately Holliday and Saratoga. A great place for breakfast, or lunch if you'd like to eat on the early side. Great produce and meat, but also lots of prepared foods these days.

2. A nice place for brunch is bistro "b" on Bolton Street in Bolton Hill. Especially if the weather is good; there are outdoor tables on a pretty streetscape. Another poss would be Gertrudes in the Baltimore Museum of Art, also with outdoor seating.

3. There is an excellent patisserie, Patisserie Poupon, open on Friday and Saturday mornings, which serves pastries, brioche, and also tea and coffee. Located on East Baltimore Street, just east of the JFX downtown. (There is also a café location on Charles Street, not sure if it's open weekends.)

4. Woodberry has great cocktails, I would just get there early (and you will probably have to wait anyway) and have one there. Downtown at the B&O Restaurant on Charles Street, you might want to grab a cocktail at the bar there. The food is good also, but the space is very unattractive.

5. In Federal Hill is the Cross Street Market which has a couple of sandwich or BBQ possibilities, also Nick's raw bar which has great oysters and clams, also beer on tap.

6. Two excellent Italian markets are within striking distance. Both open Friday and Saturday, not Sunday. Trinacria is just west of downtown. Tiny, preserved-in-aspic from the 1940s, great sandwiches. (They also have a café location just north of downtown, sandwiches and pizza only.) Farther away, and larger, is DiPasquales in Highlandtown/Patterson Park. Terrific sandwiches, also hot foods and pizza and great assortment of Italian goods including amari. Closer to downtown in Little Italy is Isabella's, which has outstanding brick oven pizza and sandwiches. (Just a restaurant, not a market.)

7. A place with a good selection of beers, east of you in Canton/Brewers Hill is Of Love and Regret. Good food too.

8. Funny, but I've never had crabs for lunch except at picnics. LP Steamers is not my favorite, I'm a fan of Bills Terrace Inn (or steamed to go, but from places well north of downtown).

Have a great time in Charm City and report back on what you liked and didn't like.

Gourmet Grocery Stores and Best Macarons in DC

Patisserie Poupon's Baltimore location has excellent macarons. I assume the DC one's (1645 Wisconsin Avenue) are just as good.

Cafe du Parc?

Has been two years, but had a great breakfast there. Excellent croissants.

Decent price on saffron ?

Penzeys.

Best BBQ in Baltimore - Help!

The best BBQ in Baltimore is probably the BBQ you make at home. Having said that, Andy Nelson's in Cockeysville is pretty solid.

Baltimore weekday lunch with a 4 yr old?

Gertrudes at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Outdoor tables for dinner, not sure about lunch. Needless to say, they have had young diners before. Or Lebanese Taverna in Harbor East. If the weather is nice, a great place to eat outdoors. Or By Degrees Café, on the border between Harbor East and Fells Point. Great food, less expensive than the other two just mentioned. (Only indoors, though.)

Johnny Rad's Pizza Kitchen

It's probably in the top 10 pizzas in Baltimore. Not as good as Iggie's or Matthew's, maybe a little below Verde as fellspt says. There's some other stuff on the menu and I had a good sandwich there. And the beer list is great, it's a pretty good bar on its own.

Best Seafood Dump on the table in Baltimore

Bill's Terrace Inn in Dundalk for steamed crabs.

Best restaurants in Hartford, West Hartford?

Just had dinner at the East West Grill thanks to Chowhound - we were driving up 91 on the way to NH and looking for dinner on the way. Great food - Lao side of menu very similar to Thai, to my untutored eye - and very inexpensive. Loved the wine and beer selections also.

Jul 12, 2014
lawhound in Southern New England

lunch in Georgetown with kids on Monday

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