2014 Eat Issue

  • Introduction

    Introduction

    The explosion in foodie culture has been good to Baltimore. Time was, going out to dinner here was largely a choice between one of a couple neighborhood standbys or venturing into the “ethnic” wilds of Little Italy. Now, we have an explosion of options, from creative farm-to-table artisans at places...

  • Belvedere Square

    Belvedere Square

    Atwater¿s Belvedere Square Market, 529 E. Belvedere Ave., (410) 323-2396 (and various other area locations), atwaters.biz $, B, L, D, P, Out A great spot for sandwiches made with fresh bread, delicious soups (always with vegetarian and vegan options), and one of the best glasses of iced tea you¿ll...

  • Canton/Highlandtown

    Canton/Highlandtown

    Acropolis 4718 Eastern Ave., (410) 675-3384, acropolisbaltimore.com $$, L, D All the classics are here: You got your lamb, your veal, your chicken souvlaki. It¿s the lamb selections and the seafood menu where you¿ll find what Acropolis does best. Annabel Lee Tavern 601 S. Clinton St., (410) 522-2929,...

  • Charles Village/Waverly

    Charles Village/Waverly

    Alizée 4 W. University Parkway, (443) 449-6200, alizeebaltimore.com $$$, B, L, D, Br, P This American bistro describes its bar as trendy, but if you let that dissuade you, you¿ll be missing out on the prix-fixe brunch ($22 with main courses like Maryland omelet with crabmeat or steak and eggs)...

  • Downtown

    Downtown

    Alewife 21 N. Eutaw St., (410) 545-5112, alewifebaltimore.com $$$, L, D, 10 p.m. Beer, hardwood, tin ceilings, and a very crowded blackboard listing all the beers make this the place to hit after a show at Everyman Theatre. Or before. Nice chicken dishes, black-bean burgers, and gruyere-cheddar-Grana...

  • Federal Hill

    Federal Hill

    The Abbey Burger Bistro 1041 Marshall St., (443) 453-9698, abbeyburgerbistro.com $$, L, D, Out, 10 p.m. The slightly Harry Potter-esque atmosphere doesn’t detract from this thoroughly American eatery, which offers a build-your-own burger checklist. Highlights: elk, kangaroo, pretzel rolls, Wisconsin...

  • Fells Point

    Fells Point

    The Admiral’s Cup 1647 Thames St., (410) 534-5555, theadmiralscup.com $$, L, D, BR This waterfront newcomer pleases patrons with the seafood-centric menu that Fells Point tourists and locals alike are after. Crab mac and cheese, tuna cobb salad, and jambalaya.  Ale Mary’s 1939 Fleet St., (410)...

  • From the Counties

    From the Counties

    An Poitin Stil 2323 York Road, Timonium, (410) 560-7900, thestilltimonium.com $$, L, D, BR, P, Out, 10 p.m. Your nicely appointed, dark wood-with-fireplace and live music sit-down place where you can get an Irish stew or a quesadilla. Strong drinks. Andy Nelson¿s Barbecue Restaurant 11007 York...

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    Big Bad Wolf’s House of Barbeque  5713 Harford Road, (410) 444-6422, bigbadwolfsbbq.com $, L, D, Out Barbecue doesn’t have to be rocket science, and this carryout keeps things simple with its menu of meats, seven sauces, and sides. But everything is pretty tasty, so it’s not like picking a particular...

  • Hampden/Woodberry

    Hampden/Woodberry

    13.5 Wine Bar 1117 W. 36th St., (410) 889-1064, 13.5winebar.com $$, D, Out, 10 p.m. Yes, the star of this bar is the wine list, and man, it is a helluva wine list. But the gourmet snacks, pizzas, and entrees make for nice pairings. Alchemy 1011 W. 36th St., (410) 366-1163, alchemyon36.com $$$,...

  • Harbor East

    Harbor East

    Bagby Pizza Co. 1006 Fleet St., (410) 605-0444, bagbypizza.com $$, L, D, Out, 10 p.m. Bagby’s is rightfully known for its brick-oven pizza (try the spicy shrimp or the goat cheese-prosciutto), but don’t miss their spectacular salads. Charleston 1000 Lancaster St., (410) 332-7373, charlestonrestaurant.com...

  • Food Trucks

    Food Trucks

    Bistro Lunch Box @bistrolunchbox, bistrolunchbox.com An astoundingly large menu for a single lunch box, serving crab cakes, brisket, lamb, and Ahi tuna, along with a formidable array of toppings for house cut fries. Busia’s Kitchen @busiaskitchen, busiaskitchen.com A Polish food truck? Tak! That...

  • Little Italy

    Little Italy

    Aldo’s 306 S. High St., (410) 727-0700, aldositaly.com $$$, D, R Start with cream of asparagus soup and the cold cheese-cave antipasto, then splurge with the tournedos Rossini filet mignon dish, holding your nose over the foie gras.  Amicci’s of Little Italy 231 S. High St., (410) 528-1096, amiccis.com...

  • Mount Vernon/Bolton Hill

    Mount Vernon/Bolton Hill

    The 13th Floor 1 E. Chase St., (410) 347-0880, 13floorbelvedere.com $$$, D, R This remodeled and reinvented institution finally makes use of what may be the best view in Baltimore. Eat risotto, duck confit, or braised shortrib atop the historic Belvedere Hotel. Akbar Restaurant 823 N. Charles St.,...

  • Remington/Station North

    Remington/Station North

    Be-One Korean B.B.Q. Restaurant 2016 Maryland Ave., (410) 244-5600 $$, L, D The smell of sizzling meat is exactly what you look for in Korean barbecue. Be-One delivers with the highly recommended B.B.Q. Set A: cha dol (brisket), galbi (beef ribs), bulgogi (marinated aged beef), joo mool luck (boneless...

  • Roland Park/Mount Washington

    Roland Park/Mount Washington

    Alonso’s 415 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 235-3433, alonsos.com $$, L, D Endure the uneven service at least once to try the fantastic burgers and above-average pizza. Or go to the bar upstairs and ignore the waiters altogether. Curb Shoppe Bar and Grille 5736 Falls Road, (410) 433-8299, curbshoppe.com...

  • South Baltimore/Silo Point

    South Baltimore/Silo Point

    Barracudas: A Locust Point Tavern 1230 E. Fort Ave., (410) 685-2832, cudabarracuda.com $$, L, D, Br You can find Old Bay fries all over town, but seldom do you see a coddie anymore. Barracudas serves ’em up, along with pit beef sandwiches and the standard crab cake. Try the Old Bay mayo-laden shrimp...

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