International Drive



Eating out in Baltimore was, for a long time, a mostly predictable and provincial enterprise: Local seafood and a handful of regional specialties like soft crabs, crab soup, and crab cakes, plus tried-and-true riffs on continental cuisine, were the best the city had to offer, save for Charm City’s excellent ethnic restaurants. These days, Baltimore is still known for its increasingly dear and hard-to-come-by seafood delicacies, as it should be.  But in the last decade or so, the city, thanks to the local-food movement, has evolved into quite the regional food (and drink) destination. Nearby farms, seafood purveyors, and local butchers and brewers inspire Baltimore chefs and...