1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, thecrownbaltimore.tumblr.com
There’s quite a debate about what makes nachos. Do you need cheese? Salsa? Sour cream? Once you go to the Crown and get that plate piled high with bulgogi beef or chicken, loops of spicy kimchi aioli, and homemade chips for $11, you’ll forget all about the crappy plate fillers that you get at most bars around the city. The meat isn’t greasy, so the chips stay crisp. They’re so good, you’ll probably want to smoke up just to get the munchies and order another plate. And don’t get up until you’re finished: Someone might down that shit while you’re at the bar or whatever—it’s happened to us on more than a few occasions. As far as we’re concerned, the debate is over.