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Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore

I'm not sure I'm supposed to be promoting myself here...but Amazon has it, and we'll be selling it at signings here and there. There's a Facebook group with event details. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Food-L...

Food Lovers' Guide to Baltimore

Some of you might remember my query last Spring for recommendations for restaurants to include in our dining guide. I wanted to thank you all once again for your help with the project and to say the book is finally out.

I hope people will find it helpful. :)

Looking for good food northeast of Baltimore

There's not a whole lot in the Middle River area, and high end restaurants are practically non-existent on the East side of Baltimore County. But if you venture down into the City, to Canton and Fells Point, there's tons of good stuff in that area. Otherwise, my favorite places in the East County are Mr Bill's Terrace Inn (Essex) for crabs, and Squire's (Dundalk) for pizza and meatball sandwiches.

Rams Head Live, Baltimore (tonight)

Well, now you know what's around for the next time! Glad to have been able to help.

(A lot of people adore Joe's, but the ultra-thin crust style isn't my favorite, either.)

Rams Head Live, Baltimore (tonight)

There's a branch of Joe Squared right there at Market Place if you're into pizza and risotto. Otherwise, head South on President Street 4 or 5 blocks and eat in Little Italy or Harbor East. Tons of choices there.

fresh Chorizo

Believe it or not, the H Mart sells Mexican Supremo-brand chorizo in the dairy aisle. I usually buy a pack of it and throw it in the freezer.

Looking for a wedding cake that tastes amazing.

I remember my Patisserie Poupon cake very well - it was as delicious as it was gorgeous.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

What constitutes "immediately?" I do have Gertrude's and One World Cafe.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Yup - missed the deadline. It's in our editor's hands now! And we have every restaurant you listed in the book.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

You mean rather than making things up wholesale?

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Thanks, everyone, for your input! Our final deadline is looming, we're just about done, and looking forward to publication.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

It's Korean bbq, so there's pork belly, but also beef and more beef.

Help a poor Los Angeles hound visiting Baltimore and DC

Weiss Deli, down the street from Attman's, serves coddies.

Food Lovers' Guide - Recs Needed for Restaurants Worth a Drive

Got that. It's in Baltimore County.

Food Lovers' Guide - Recs Needed for Restaurants Worth a Drive

Got Grace, Elkridge Furnance Inn, King's Contrivance. Maybe I should give you all the whole list so far:
Aida Bistro
Antrim 1844
Asian Court
Baldwin's Station
Bistro Blanc
G&M
Great Sage
Honeypig
Iron Bridge
Kloby's
Laurrapin Grille
Lewnes Steakhouse
Level
Mango Grove/Mirchi Wok
Pairings
R&R
Ranazul
Red Pearl
Shin Chon
Sushi Sono
Tersiguel's
Trattoria Alberto
Victoria Gastro Pub

Food Lovers' Guide - Recs Needed for Restaurants Worth a Drive

Ok, folks, one last push here.... Are there any more suggestions for restaurants worth the drive from Baltimore? In Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties only, please.

Thanks!

Perfect Meal?

Shaksouky from Lebanese Taverna, som tum from Thai Arroy, Tuna tartare wrapped in rice paper from Volt, Kaddo borawni from The Helmand, Caprese salad with burrata from Chazz, a crabcake from Koco's, Lemongrass lamb chops from Grace Garden, Shrimp fra diavolo with linguini from Pasta Blitz, coconut cake from Clementine, and some ice cream from Taharka Brothers.

That's more like my "final meal." It changes all the time though.

Help a poor Los Angeles hound visiting Baltimore and DC

If you're car-less, the Charm City Circulator might be the answer to your getting around problems: http://www.charmcitycirculator.com. It covers the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, Little Italy/Jonestown, and Federal Hill areas, and there are hundreds of places to eat in those areas alone. And...the Circulator is FREE. If you want to travel to Canton or Fells Point, there's the MTA (mta.maryland.gov for routes and scheduling). The #20 goes to Canton, and the #10 goes to Fells Point, and both are accessible at the transit stop in front of the First Mariner Arena on Baltimore and Howard Streets.

As for food, as many have noted, we're really only known for Crabs and crab cakes. Faidley's, in the Lexington Market, has decent ones, and are probably the location closest to you (walking distance, but the neighborhood isn't the best in the world). There's plenty of crab in Fells Point, though, at Riptide by the Bay (which serves steamed crabs), and any number of places that serve crab cakes, like John Steven, Ltd., and Pierpoint (which has some of the finest in town, IMHO).

Baltimore's Newest Restaurants

Wit & Wisdom has been open long enough to have reviews from local media - Citypaper, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, even the Post.. I've seen several blog posts on it as well. The general consensus seems to be good food/high prices. I can say the same for Michael Mina's new restaurant, Pabu, which opened two weeks ago. It's billed as an izakaya, which in Japan is a bar that serves food, but it's a bit fancier than that. Prices are high, but they have arguably the best, most carefully produced, sushi in town.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Ranazul - thanks!

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Oh yes. It's included with a disclaimer. I'd hate to send unsuspecting tourists there without a word of warning.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Sure, there's plenty to eat at Lexington Market, but the neighborhood isn't particularly savory.

Unfortunately, Frederick County is outside of the area included in the book. I couldn't include the Cozy without including any number of fine restaurants in Frederick, Prince George's, and Montgomery counties, at which point the book would become something more than merely a dining guide to Baltimore city and county. Maybe I'll suggest that my editor consider a Food Lovers' Guide to Maryland.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

There are a bunch of new restaurants popping up - has anyone tried 1542 Gastropub, Fork & Wrench, Townhouse? We went to Pabu last week and had some pretty tasty food.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Nope. Just adjacent counties (AA, Carroll, Harford, Howard) otherwise the book would become "Food Lovers' Guide to Maryland."

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Yeah - could use a rec other than Chaps.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

I think JayDK was a crabcake virgin, or close to it. If that's the case, then Faidley's are pretty good. They taste like a crab cake should taste, even if the texture isn't all that.

My favorite place in the Lexington Market is Mem Sahib, the Indian buffet on the SE corner of the east market (on the opposite side from Faidley's). Once inside, you'll never know you're in the market. I usually go with a big crowd from work, too, so I don't feel like I necessarily have to scurry through that parking lot to get out of there.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Crab bomb? Do they have to disarm it first or something? <g>

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

We tried the "tangy" yogurt and I was surprised at how very sweet it was. I like that it's made fresh every day "from real yogurt" (I know TCBY uses a mix), but I thought it would be, well, tangy. I've never tried Pinkberry and the like, but now I'm disappointed...lol

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Oh yeah, Liquid Earth is definitely on the list.

Food Lover's Guide to Baltimore

Cool...thanks!