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    La Tasca: Spanish inspired

    by Gillybob Written May 14, 2011

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    The La Tasca brand can be found in a number of countries. The restaurants serve a wide selection of Spanish tapas dishes.

    La Tasca Baltimore has an excellent offer on Wednesdays - Feast Like A King - eat as much tapas as you like for $20.10 for lunch and $35.10 for dinner.

    We ordered various plates of tapas - each delicious and a pleasant surprise.

    Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed the Croquetas de Pollo - puréed chicken and potato, lightly battered and deep fried.

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    Latte Da: In the midst of Bohemian Fells Point

    by Tijavi Updated May 6, 2011

    This coffeehouse does not only serve good cappuccino and cakes, but seems to be the favorite hangout for Fells Point's bohemian crowd (read: semi-professional bums?). After a heavy meal at the very good El Trovador (see tip above), I felt I needed some caffeine to counteract the sleep-inducing meal I just had...and then I discovered this coffeehouse.

    The cappuccino was good, but the ambiance was even more interesting. The hippie/bohemian crowd was so Baltimoreish - artsy types who looked like they just woke up, and in need of a caffeine fix. Some are with their ubiquitous laptops, taking advantage of the free wi-fi.

    Great place.

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    El Trovador: My first serious Latin American meal

    by Tijavi Written May 6, 2011

    Not counting burritos, tacos and chimichangas, El Trovador is my first taste of "authentic/serious" South American cuisine. The restaurant was almost empty when I visited it for lunch - usually a bad sign - but that didn't foretell a bad experience. In fact, it was all good.

    It started with the appetizer - two massive hunks of tamales with delicious pork fillings. Seriously, the portions are so huge that it could feed four people. And that was only appetizer. Next came the main course, a plateful of rice and pork stew. The rice was flavorful and the meat tender and deliciously coated with the tomato-based sauce. To keep up the Latin American theme, Mexican beer Corona was the drink of choice. Having eaten for at least three people, I passed up the opportunity to sample their desserts.

    As there were hardly any customers that day - just me and another table for a family of six - service was prompt, attentive and cheery. And the prices were reasonable. Highly recommended.

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    Linwood's: Gourmet food without Stuffiness!

    by binkieloo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As per their website: "We pride ourselves on our dedication to wonderful food, wines, and desserts. We invite you to dine in our restaurant, to enjoy our outstanding food and service, and to experience cuisine from the open kitchens of our four star restaurant, Linwoods. Our philosophy is to be the best in creating unique dining and catering experiences. "

    They really lived up to their philosphy. We had a fantastic celebration dinner with portion sizes being perfect to actually enjoy a whole three course meal without feeling like you were needing to force yourself. We left completely satisfied. The service was fantastic - very educated and helpful advice on dishes and wines. Dessert was incredible!

    The restaurant also serves lighter fare at lunch. The open kitchen has a bar around it and I would love to have lunch there while watching the chefs work their magic.

    Although the location in an office complex is not the most romantic, once you're inside the restaurant you would never know that's where you are!

    Favorite Dish: I would have to say my favourite was the Chocolate Taster dessert! Heaven on a plate for any woman that loves chocolate!

    I had the soft shell crabs which were done very well and served so elegantly. Alex had the seared Ahi Tuna. We both started with interesting salads.

    His favourite was the dessert Espresso martini.

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    Phillips Buffet: Phillips Buffet

    by tpangelinan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Phillips has 3 restaurants in the Harbor Food Court, 1st is the main restaurant fine dining, 2nd a take out version with little bar stolls to sit at a small table or take away and 3rd Phillips Buffet, the restaurant is wounderful and romantic, lets face it takeout is takeout, it;s quick, but the buffet was $24.99 + tax and tip, small, not a very good selection of food, you had to beg some one to cut you a piece of meat and then they are arguing about who's going to cut all while a small 5 year old child waited quietly till she got some food. I was very disappointed with this experence, we have been to 5 out of the 8 locations they have and this was the worst! Now don't get me wrong all the other Philips we have been to (DC, 3 OC MD) we have NEVER had a bad meal, the food is alway top quality and fresh and friendly service. So not sure what happened here but I wouldn't suggest Phillips Buffet.

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    One Eyed Mike's: Off the beaten path, and IN Fell's Point

    by ellielou Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ok. I'm a local, live close to Fell's Point, and I didn't even know about this place until someone who live right around the corner told me about it. It's a gem. It's in Fell's Point, but just enough off the well-trodden tourist path to be thought of as a "find."

    A cozy front bar, tv blaring with sports, good jukebox, and beer selection, and zillions of bottles of Grand Marnier grace the walls. (it's a "Grand Marnier bar"; long story....)

    A comfortable, smallish dining room is in the back. The theme is cozy, not cutesy, nautical. The menu ranges for sandwiches and soups for under $10, to, on a recent visit, surf and turf, for $50.

    Favorite Dish: The cream of crab soup is great. It's not a "crab milkshake" like so many other cream based soups become. The sashimi tuna app is fab.

    You can never go wrong with the meatloaf, served with great mushroom gravy, and garlicky, garlic mashed potatoes.

    Sandwiches, hot and cold, are served with homemade chips...which are warm and delish!

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    Sunlight Ethiopian Restaurant: no need to go to DC for great Ethiopian....

    by ellielou Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    ONCE AGAIN: I HAVE THE SAD DUTY OF ADMITTING THAT THIS PLACE IS NOW CLOSED; APPARENTLY, THE DINERS IN BALTIMORE CANNOT SUPPORT GOOD, FUNKY, ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANTS. THERE IS ANOTHER ONE, CALLED DUKEM II, IN MT. VERNON IF THIS MAKES YOU WANT ETHIOPIAN FOOD....AGAIN, I'LL KEEP THIS UP HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE, AND REPLACE IT WITH ANOTHER FINE FIND.

    This is a great place, just a bit away from the tourist hordes in Fells Point, yet close enough to walk.

    This has standard Ethiopian dishes (if you've not had this food, you eat it with a special bread called injera...no forks, spoons, knives, or chopsticks)! Those who have had Ethiopian food, will notice this food is just about the best out there, however, it is not a spicy as the food you get in some places. However, you can let them know how hot you want it.

    Two familes run this place, and they are lovely and accomodating. You will soon feel like family.

    Favorite Dish: The doro wat is the national dish of Ethiopia. I am very fond of the lamb tibs, and the vegeterian combos. The lentil sambus can be greasy, but they are great, too.

    A good way to begin your meal is with their terrific, lightly dressed green salad.

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    Hooters of Baltimore: Harborplace

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I haven't eaten at this Hooters.

    It is in the Light Street Pavillion which is adjacent to the Pratt Street Pavilion - Light Street forms right angles with Pratt Street, so the two sections form an "L". The center of the second floor of the Light Street Pavillion is an enormous food court where you can find pizza, thai and everything in between. In addition to Hooters (on the second floor) there is also a locally legendary seafood restaurant Phillips, and the Capitol City Brewing Company.

    One of the reasons we have not eaten here is that parking for Harborplace is a pain. At a metered spot or one of the parking garages along Pratt and Light streets -- be prepared to pay to park.

    Dining Hours:
    Mon: 11 am- 12 am
    Tue: 11 am- 12 am
    Wed: 11 am- 12 am
    Thu: 11 am- 12 am
    Fri: 11 am- 1 am
    Sat: 11 am- 1am
    Sun: 11 am- 11 am

    The Hooter's website says:

    "Hooters of Harborplace was closed for renovation on February 18th, 2005 to completely remodeled the store and add additional seating to accommodate the hungry Hooters customers in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area. Hooters anticipates that the grand opening of the new and improved restaurant will be Saturday, March 26th, just in time for baseball season. Over $1 million was put into the renovation project. Improvements include new kitchen appliances and additional seating for 70 guests.

    In order to add more room to the kitchen, storage and seating area, Hooters of Harborplace took over the neighboring tenant "The Newsstand" in the Harborplace complex. This added an additional 1,393 square footage to the store. The larger and improved design will enable the Harborplace Hooters to build on what is already one of the busiest Hooters of America locations. Hooters of Harborplace is located at 301 Light Street, Suite 173 on the second level of the Harborplace Mall. "

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    Capitol City Microbrewery

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Capitol City is a regional chain headquartered in the capitol city of Washington DC. Other than their two restaurants in DC, they also have locations in Arlington, VA, and here in Baltimore.

    Maybe the best feature of Capitol City is the fresh, warm, soft (and free!) pretzels they bring with your beer. I had an average nut brown ale along with their "blue plate special" hot ham and cheese sandwich ($4+ per beer and $8 for a sandwich and fries). Prices are kind of high with sandwiches ranging from $8 to $13 and main dishes that run about $13 for pasta to $20 for a steak or the BBQ platter.

    A welcome change from the Capitol Hill location of Capitol City, service here was excellent. During a 1 1/2 meal, our waitress probably stopped at our table at least every ten minutes. Since we were nursing hangovers, we certainly needed a constant resupply of water and bloody mary's.

    The best feature of Capitol City is their prime location on the inner harbor. We had a window table overlooking the beautiful waterfront area.

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    Burke's Restaurant and Cafe: Downstairs from the Comedy Club

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I haven't been to this restaurant. It's been here a long time.

    Upstairs is the Comedy Factory is located on the corner of Light Street and Lombard Street in the Inner Harbor

    Friday and Saturday night shows at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
    For club information and reservations call: 410-547-7798

    Favorite Dish: Some items from their menu

    Steamed Shrimp ½ Pound 11.65
    Steamed Shrimp 1 Pound 19.95

    Burke's Strip Steak 15 oz. 22.95
    Club Strip Steak 8 oz. 14.25
    Chopped Sirloin (ground Beef) 10.95
    Land and Sea 24.95 Club Strip Steak and Crab Imperial or Crab Cake
    Baked Fillet of Salmon 14.95 Baked in Lemon Buttered Dill
    Fillet of Flounder 14.35 Choice of baked or fried
    Stuffed Flounder Imperial 19.95 Baked Flounder covered with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
    Seafood Combination # 1 23.95 Crab Imperial, Fried Shrimp, Flounder (baked or fried), Clam Strips
    Red Snapper Fish 17.25 (blackened)
    Crab Cake s (2) 23.95 (grilled or deep fried)
    Crab Imperial 24.50 Jumbo Lump baked to perfection
    Fried Sea Scallops 13.75
    Fried Clam Strips 10.25

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    Our Place Restaurant: South Baltimore

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When I had broken ribs, I couldn't travel. So I couldn't even get in the car to go down to the Leonardtown house. As I healed, we tried to find places close to the house to eat. We came here a couple of times.

    This is definitely a "local" place for local people. It is also hard to find information about it because there are other restaurants named "Our Place" I could only find this because this photo has their website on the sign out front.

    According to the website, Our Place Restaurant has been in business for 50 years and is owned and operated by John Tucker.

    Our Place Hours

    Monday-Friday: 6 am to 2 am
    Saturday-Sunday: 7 am to 2 am

    Favorite Dish: I don't remember what we had to eat. This is what is on the menu now.

    Seafood
    1-10 oz Crab Cake w/1 Vegetable-$13.95
    2-10 oz Crab Cake w/2 Vegetable-$23.95
    Battered Catfish w/French Fries - $6.95
    Battered Orange Roughy w/French Fries-$6.95
    Beer Battered Fish w/2 Vegetables-$6.95
    Blue Point Oysters by 1/2 dozen (Raw or Steamed) - $7.95
    Crab Caesar Salad-$9.95
    Fried Fish Sandwich w/French Fries-$4.50
    Fried Oyster Sandwich w/Chips and Pickle-$4.95
    Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad-$9.25
    Lobster w/2 Vegetables-$13.95
    Mussels-2 Dozen ($3.00) 3 Dozen (4.00)
    Steamed Shrimp Over Potatoes and Onions-$13.95
    Stuffed Lobster w/2 Vegetables-$17.95
    Surf and Turf : 12 oz NY Strip Steak and 10 oz Crab Cake-$22.95
    Ribs (4 Bones) with two veggies-$5.95

    Beef
    Corned Beef and Swiss on Rye w/Chips and Pickle-$4.95
    Hot Roast Beef w/1 Vegetable-$6.50
    Liver and Onions w/2 Vegetables-$6.50
    Meatloaf w/2 Vegetables-$6.95
    Mushroom Swiss Burger w/French Fries-$5.95
    Sausage, Peppers and Onions w/French Fries-$4.95

    Poultry
    Chicken Chesapeake w/2 Vegetables-$$14.95
    Chicken Cordon Blue w/2 Vegetables-$9.95
    Fried Chicken Sandwich w/French Fries-$4.95
    Hot Turkey w/1 Vegetable-$4.50

    Pork
    Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes (Cup-$2.25) (Bowl-$3.25)
    Butterfly Chop w/2 Vegetables-$12.95
    Stuffed Pork Chop w/2 Vegetables-$7.95

    Pasta
    Lasagna w/Salad and Garlic Bread-$8.95
    Spaghetti with meat sauce (Salad and Garlic Bread)-

    Pizza
    9" Pizza-$4.00 (Additional Toppings-$.50 each)
    16" Pizza-$8.00 (Additional Toppings-$.75 each)

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    Gunnings Crab House: Seafood in Brooklyn

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After we had our annual trip to the dentist, we stopped off here on the way to visit my mom.

    According to their website, Gunnings in this location started in 1969, when Andrew E. Gunning, opened a hole-in-the-wall stag bar in South Baltimore. Offering only beer and shots of whiskey it became a favorite place for the blue collar workers of the Brooklyn neighborhood. It still has this atmosphere.

    In 1970, Gunning’s son, Edward, a Baltimore policeman, decide it might be nice to offer the regulars something to munch on while they drank. He brought in five bushels of Baltimore traditional steamed Chesapeake Bay Blue crabs, and laid them out for nine dollars a dozen. Gunning’s Bar became “a Baltimore ‘Hon’ Crab House.”

    Gunnings sold their city location and migrated south to Hanover, but the old location in Brooklyn is still there.

    This is a local place with tables inside and outside and a sign outside (picture) warning of the attack crab.

    Favorite Dish: I had soup (pictured-third photo), and we both had sandwiches. We shared and ENORMOUS eclair (Bob loves eclairs). The bill for lunch was $25.26 including tax, but before the tip was added.

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    Maynards Cafe: Baltimore Cheers

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When we were living across the city line in Brooklyn Park, we came here one evening for dinner. Bob's comment was that it was trying to be like "Cheers". I do not remember what we had to eat.

    Favorite Dish: on Wednesday October 23, 2002 at 11:56 PM: the following was posted in the Baltimore City Guide:

    GO TO MAYNARDS CAFE IN BROOKLYN,,,.GREAT SELECTION DISHES ON MENU,,CHECK OUT GEORGE"S GYRO,,OR MAYBE A GREEK SALAD.MANY OTHER GREAT FOODS TO CHOOSE FROM,REASONABLY PRICED,,SANDWICHES TO PLATTERS,DINNERS ,,HOT WINGS ARE ALSO GREAT...MAYNARDS HAS KARAOKE 5 NIGHTS A WEEK,,HAPPY HOUR AND MANY SPECIALS,, BRING YOUR FRIENDS SHOOT SOME POOL,,WATCH SPORTS ON 8 TV"S,,,ALSO MAYNARDS IS BALTIMORE RAVENS NEST # 16...

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    Angelo's: the biggest slice

    by darrellh Written Mar 23, 2011

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    This is a local place at the edge of Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore. Small place with a few seats and I am sure you can get all types of italian dishes and subs here but I was drawn to one thing here the HUGE slices of pizza. Just 1 slice is probably bigger than most whole pizzas you have had.

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    Alewife: New restaurant in an old location

    by DEY Written Feb 27, 2011

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    One of my favorite places downtown Baltimore, MD is the pub Alewife. They have over 40 beers on tap and a variety of good food. I had their Kobe Beef hot dog the other day. The location is great if you are going to the theater at the Hippodrome.

    The address is:
    21 N Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21201

    Here is their website:

    http://alewifebaltimore.com/

    Enjoy!

    Favorite Dish: Excellent sandwiches that are huge!

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