BALTIMORE LOVE FROM THRILLIST
Kora Lee’s Cafe
Corner Bistro and Wine Bar
This new article from the folks at Thrillist features 15 Essential Black-Owned Restaurants in Baltimore You Need to Know About. Some big faves like Blacksauce and Magdalena, plus a few that I’ve heard great things about — like Corner Bistro & Wine Bar in Ridgely’s Delight and Ice Queens in Locust Point — and I am excited to try them!
LITTLE MINER TACO COMING TO PIGTOWN
Per SouthBmore.com, the super (super!) popular DC area taco truck, Little Miner Taco, is coming to Baltimore. The brick and mortar location will be a part of a retail collective on W. Barre Street in Pigtown. The owners of Little Miner will also be opening a cafe called Feel Good, which will offer coffee, juices, salads and sandwiches.
LEXINGTON MARKET IS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR VENDORS
Do you know of a great small business that’s ready to scale up for their next adventure? Seawall Development has signed some excellent food vendors (new and existing) and are now looking to fill a few specific areas like:
vegan and vegetarian
bread and bakeries
The deadline to apply is March 26. If you have questions or want to be connected to Seawall, drop me a line. More info: Lexington Market
There’s a new meal delivery service in the city from Barry Fleischmann, formerly of Innovative Gourmet and Rachel’s in South Baltimore. Scratchmill Kitchen is his new venture and it looks delicious!
KIDS’ FAVORITE FOODS AROUND THE CITY
Paulie Gee’s Hampden
Here is the list again, I added it to my blog so it’s easy to find. Go eat!
DINNER OUTSIDE, WHAT A LOVELY THING
I have to admit that I have been really loving eating outside. I hope some of these pivot setups might continue, like tables in the parking lot at Petit Louis — but it all is a huge amount of work for the restaurants.
I had dinner with three friends at Cinghiale two weeks ago and we were downright GIDDY to see each other. I mean, I can’t always afford dinners out, but it is so nice to take a little break from my own cooking and also have a grown up night out. Now, spring is here…so I hope you’ll make some reservations. Have a question about which places are opening up and when? Check their Instagram! (Make sure you’re following chefs, bartenders and others!) Many places will be opening for outdoor dining soon, some for indoor dining.
One place that is expanding their service this week: Alma Cocina Latina in Station North. Owner Irena Stein tells me they will have tables outside, too.
LAST THREE WEEKS OF CINGHIALE MARKET INSIDE JOHNNY’S
I hope you’ve had a chance to shop at the fantastic Cinghiale Market located inside the sunroom at Johnny’s in Roland Park. It’s been such a welcome addition to local shopping options this past (past! almost past!) winter. Sunday, April 18 will be the last day for the market…but don’t worry, the following Sunday morning (April 25) the wonderful little farmers market starts back up outside Johnny’s. Cinghiale will, again, be a part of the vendor lineup, so you will be able to buy fresh pasta, sauces, bread, etc, there, too.
From this week until April 18, the Cinghiale Market hours will be:
Thursday – Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm
STOP ASIAN HATE
Credit: Anna Rogacheva
Please support businesses owned by Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, now more than ever.
Here is a post from my IG listing some of my favorite Asian-owned restaurants, I hope you will join me in following them on social media, ordering takeout and telling your friends about it. Show your support!
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