3316 Greenmount Ave., (410) 889-6003
If there’s one thing Baltimoreans know if we’re paying attention, it’s that this city is seriously racially segregated—and not just in terms of who lives in which neighborhood. Our social lives are also largely divided in terms of black and white, and that includes where we take ourselves out to dinner. For white folks looking to dine in the Waverly neighborhood, that place is usually Thai Restaurant, not the many other pizza, sandwich, fish and chicken, and other joints that line the blocks of Greenmount Avenue from 29th to 35th streets. Sure, the food is good, and you can actually get them to make it spicy enough, but also appealing to white people is the part where even in this largely black neighborhood, eating here means eating next to other white people, something we know, if we look around and are honest about it, white people clearly prefer.