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Restaurant Review – Aggio (Baltimore, MD)

I normally don’t care for Italian food and unfortunately, Baltimore does very little to instill confidence about this particular food genre. Sure, there is a bounty of options both in the county and city, but dishes covered red sauce or alfredo sauce are a lame excuse for Italian food. When Aggio opened up last summer … Continue reading

Table-side Guacamole

Restaurant Review – Oyamel (Washington D.C.)

Jose Andres has been a DC restaurateur icon for over a decade now. With established restaurants such as Zaytinya and the flagship MiniBar, Oyamel is the newest addition to the Andres restaurant group. Oyamel is a Mexican tapas restaurant, known for fresh vibrant flavors in both it’s cuisine and elaborate drink menu. The restaurant itself … Continue reading

Tuna Fiorentina

Restaurant Review – Linwoods (Baltimore, MD)

On a frigid Baltimore evening, in which going directly home after work to a warm cup of soup sounds ideal, at least 150 patrons made their way to Linwoods for dinner. It was a random Wednesday night, yet Linwoods had a buzz to it. The two hostesses were kept busy by all the incoming guests, … Continue reading

Product Review – Scratch Gourmet

  Small batch, artisanal, gourmet products have become a huge market segment and a popular purchase at local farmers markets and grocery stores. The opportunity to support local vendors, while consuming fresh, natural, tasty ingredients is a winning combination. Options can be overwhelming, which is why I am simplifying it for you – Scratch products … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – The Helmand (Mt. Vernon, MD)

The Helmand is the type of restaurant you hope never changes and never closes. The restaurant has been serving the Baltimore community for over 20 years now, so clearly they have gotten the formula right. I ate at the Helmand for the first time earlier this year, but I really can’t imagine this restaurant has … Continue reading

Tuna Tartar

Restaurant Review – Kali’s Court (Fells Point, MD)

As I have said in the past, restaurant week is the best and worst thing to happen to the Baltimore dining scene. While most restaurants limit their restaurant week offerings in order to still maximize profit, Kali’s Court defies this mold and still offers great food. The restaurant itself is tucked behind a patio garden, … Continue reading

Roasted Beet Salad

Restaurant Review – Fleet Street Kitchen (Baltimore, MD)

What happens when you combine a farm to table concept, exceptional food, a modern upscale yet laid back setting, excellent service, and excellent drinks? Fleet Street Kitchen of course! This relatively new restaurant seems to make all the right moves and continues to impress. Conveniently located in Harbor East, Fleet Street Kitchen sits next to … Continue reading

Scallops w. Risotto

Restaurant Review – The Food Market (Hampden, MD)

Exciting restaurants are no longer hard to come by in Baltimore. The Food Market located on the busy 36th Street in Hampden is a glimmering example of the gastronomical revolution happening in Baltimore. The space is a bit small and the dining tables are intimately close to each other; however, it doesn’t take away from … Continue reading

Grilled Wild Rockfish

Restaurant Review – Charleston (Harbor East, MD)

Not that long ago, I dined at Cinghiale, one of the restaurants in the Foreman Wolf restaurant group. The experience was so good that I decided I had to try the flagship restaurant of the group – The Charleston. The Charleston is also located right in Harbor East, a pebble throw away from Cinghiale. While … Continue reading

Grilled Duck

Restaurant Review – Cinghiale (Harbor East, MD)

Harbor East is quickly becoming the launching point for national chefs to enter the Baltimore dining scene. Leading the charge is Cindy Wolf, a Baltimore chef with many restaurants throughout the area. Her latest rendering is the rustic, yet elegant Italian kitchen known as Cinghiale. Directly translated, Cinghiale means wild boar in Italian – an … Continue reading

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