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  • Beyond Coffee

    Beyond Coffee
    When talking to friends about having dinner at Dooby’s (802 N. Charles St., [410] 702-5144, we kept getting two responses: “They serve dinner?” and “I’ve never been there—the name makes it sound like...
  • Best of Baltimore is the Best, of Baltimore, and it's Next Week Right Here in City Paper

    Best of Baltimore is the Best, of Baltimore, and it's Next Week Right Here in City Paper
    Hey Baltimore, next week is my fave-rave time of the year, the Best episode of Baltimore’s Best Alternative Weekly, namely, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore, a year’s worth of paper stuffed into one big fun-filled fact-filled periodical....
  • Persian Paradise

    Persian Paradise
    When I lived in Chicago in the ’90s, Friday nights after class would often find me at my favorite tavern, The Hopleaf, with friends and a pint of Sprecher Black Bavarian. Inevitably, after our bellies yearned for more than alcohol, we would walk a...
  • A look inside the inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival, happening this Saturday

    A look inside the inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival, happening this Saturday
    Many of the best new restaurants in the city will descend on Canton Waterfront Park, along with many established favorites, to serve up some seafood dishes at the first Baltimore Seafood Festival on Sept. 20 from noon to 6 p.m. Menus featuring shrimp,...
  • Gentrification By Degrees

    Gentrification By Degrees
    By Degrees Café (415 S. Central Ave., [410] 522-0478, has been on my to-do list since it opened a little over a year ago. The chef, Omar Semidey, has worked at New York’s Gramercy Tavern and at some of Baltimore’s finest...
  • Freedom and Order

    Freedom and Order
    My wife, CP contributor Nicole King (pictured, left), and I were sitting in a park sipping from a big bottle of beer as dogs frolicked and people talked softly and drank. When our beer was empty and we were hungry, we decided to go and eat in one of the...
  • Tough Act To Follow

    Tough Act To Follow
    There was a time when locals in the know popped down to the windowless J. Patrick’s Pub in Locust Point to swill whiskey and beer in one of the most authentic Irish bars in Baltimore. Owner Joe Patrick Byrne enthusiastically poured for the crowds...
  • High Voltaggio in Power Plant

    High Voltaggio in Power Plant
    It begins with a wisp of a breadstick shot through with fennel seed. Brittle and hard between your teeth, it shatters with just a little pressure, tasting like taralli, that chubby Italian pretzel-like snack, though this version is much more lithe and...
  • The Peaceful Path

    The Peaceful Path
    The kitchen at Collington Square School is closed. That’s not something a chef wants to hear right before teaching a cooking class for about 15 elementary school kids, but this setback doesn’t phase Ihsan Baha-Umbra Bey, or Chef Bey, as...
  • Farm to Grill

    Farm to Grill
    Farm-to-table restaurants are noble pursuits. When done properly, buying produce from local farms helps out small local businesses while reconnecting diners with produce and varieties of meat that they might not regularly try (heirloom tomatoes, bison,...
  • Eating Along The Way

    Eating Along The Way
    I was not a born road-tripper. For a kid with chronic motion sickness, piling into the car with extended family for an afternoon’s drive held no pleasure, only anxiety and annoyance. The road trips of my childhood smelled of my father’s...
  • BricknFire Pizza

    BricknFire Pizza
    It’s hard to categorize BricknFire Pizza. It’s not a restaurant. Not a food truck either. Maybe we could call it a “Pizza Gypsy.” The owners roam from their homebase at The Breadery in Catonsville to various farmers markets and...