Charm City Cook
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Hi! I’m Amy Langrehr,
also known as Charm City Cook.
I grew up in rural Baltimore County, and now I live in the heart of Baltimore City. This suburban-to-urban migration has influenced nearly every aspect of my life as a food writer and cook. Wanna know more? Check out my Q&A page!
"Baltimore wouldn’t be the same with Amy. Her passion for this city, for its people and for our food scene is contagious. We are all lucky to have Amy here and helping to spread the good word about why food, done right, is so important to our connectivity and culture."
"Amy is a creative force that not only encourages community and social engagement, but also self-reflection and sustainable responsibility in an ever-changing social landscape. She is equal parts collaborator and leader. Perhaps my favorite quality about Amy, though, is that she hustles; she has the energy, the heart, and the guts to get things done in an effective and beautiful way."
"Amy is a different kind of Baltimore, local “influencer” (and my favorite). She knows the Baltimore food scene and community inside and out. She is able to speak about the newest restaurants and spaces before they open with the same knowledge base of restaurants that have been around for years and are considered institutions. She maintains integrity and fairness while remaining open and honest about her likes and dislikes and the reasons behind them. She is passionate about Baltimore as a whole and about creating connections within the community. She is never too busy to help out a friend and has proven to be a great resource. I know she will excel in any opportunity she takes on."
"For a market/city like Baltimore, there is no better connector or doer than Amy Langrehr. With a ferocious following of over 12,000 people, Amy has built one of the most authentic food-loving communities that lives both online but also in real life. She has become a medium between chefs and their world of hospitality and the rest of us. Through images, text, experiences, and more, Amy shows you the best Baltimore has to offer, shines a light on the multitude of inspiring personalities all around, gives you a taste of what she's eating, and doesn't forget to pay homage to the important things like friendship, family, human connection and more. Amy always acts with purpose and authenticity."
"What a great chef can create from the most ordinary ingredients, Amy has done for those who love food and drink. Sharing an experience nowadays is an important as smelling, tasting, feeling, touching and hearing it—sharing is the sixth sense and Amy really has been a pioneer in creating buzz, getting everyone engaged by sharing the experiences of so many new tests, new places, new creators. She is just amazing at meeting new people, introducing like-minded people and getting everyone together. Whether it’s via social media, or at a table over drinks or a great meal, Amy is a master at creatively cultivating food and how we share it."
“Charm City Cook is one of the best and most enjoyable resources for food & drink news and reviews in the Baltimore area. Be it craft beer & cocktails, haute cuisine or simply a great crabcake – Amy knows not just where to find them but also the brewers, bartenders & chefs behind them.”
"Amy has been a valuable contact and supporter since before we even opened the doors at La Cuchara. She either helps organize or attends every charity event I have worked in the city and has been invaluable in assisting to connect Baltimore's restaurants with important charitable causes."
“Amy’s dedication, devotion and downright DELIGHTFUL insights on Baltimore, food, dining and culture are undeniable. The humor and merriment of her adoration toward one of America’s most genuine cities will have you hooked immediately, however it’s her definitive, dead-on and authoritative voice on taste, craft and custom that will keep you reading and sharing. She’s quickly become my personal resource for Baltimore and beyond.”
Noah FecksPhotographer, Author, “The Way We Ate”
"Amy has been one of my biggest fans since I started shucking oysters on the side of the road five years ago. She has been an integral part of our success on social media helping us to get where we are today. Over time we’ve become great friends and whenever I need sound business advice she is the first person I call. Amy is simply the best."
Nick SchaumanOwner, The Local Oyster