Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Pizza and art
Where: The Arthouse (1115 W. 36th Street)
When: Monday-Thursday, 4-10pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-12am Sunday, 12pm-10pm
Hidden within all of Hampden’s great food options is The Arthouse, a cute little pizzeria with an artisan twist. This restaurant offers various brick oven pizzas from the classic Margherita to the interesting blueberry and brie. Known for their perfect crust, The Arthouse has mastered the brick oven pizza, which is being raved about all over Baltimore. With some amazing artisan pizzas (and some other foods if you don’t like pizza but who doesn’t like pizza) as well as amazing staff members this place will have you coming back for more.
If the great food wasn’t enough to keep you coming back, then the vibe sure will. With the perfect lighting and furniture to make you feel cool and comfortable, you’re dining experience is about more than just the food. The Arthouse also showcases local artwork up for sale, making it dinner with a view. At The Arthouse, it’s all about the artisan helping the artist, but with some great food too!
Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Bake goods
Where: 239 West Read Street
When: Everyday, 7am-3am
Looking for a cool new study spot? Then check out the The Bun Shop! Serving coffee until 3am, this cute cafe is that perfect place to pull off your late night studies. The Bun Shop sells buns of all different styles. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, they have a bunch of options to choose from baked fresh every day. If the many food options aren’t enough, they also have several amazing coffee drinks and ton of tea.
If the food isn’t reason enough to visit this cafe, then the adorable set up is sure to win your heart. With ables and couches, there’s some great options of where to sit and enjoy your coffee or bun. Not to mention the couches are definitely great for sitting there and doing homework for hours. There electric collection of antique pieces will have you feeling at home the second you walk in. So come out and find your new home (and studying place), but with better coffee and food!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Pinch Dumplings
Where: Mt. Vernon Marketplace
When: Everyday from 9am-10pm
Hand made, hand pinched, and organic, Pinch offers some of the best dumplings you can find in Baltimore. Primarily located in Mt. Vernon Marketplace, this restaurant is perfect to go to when all your friends are in the mood for something different. So while your friend gets a boring old sandwich, you can taste a piece of Northern China.
Dedicated to authenticity, Pinch captures that attitude in their food and service. By using locally grown organic products to create a traditional Chinese dumpling, the food not only tastes authentic, but also delicious. They keep it simple: several combinations of fillings for their dumplings like beef and carrots, or traditional pork, or vegan options, perfecting each dumpling.
Pinch has several locations throughout Maryland, but only they are only at Mt. Vernon in Baltimore. They sell at various marketplaces which you can find here and also deliver via OrderUp. So whether you get them from Mt. Vernon, delivered, or at a Maryland marketplace, Pinch’s dumplings will have you coming back for more!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B.A.M.F. Cafe
Where: 1821 N. Charles St., Baltimore
We know what you’re thinking, and it’s not that kind of B.A.M.F. Books, Action figures, Movies, Friends are all things you can find (or bring) to B.A.M.F. Cafe in Baltimore. This not-so-typical cafe features everyone’s favorite sci-fi series, comic-con characters, and cult classic movies, all whilst serving up themed cappuccinos, hot pressed paninis, and vegan desserts. B.A.M.F. Cafe offers a variety of in and out of store events throughout the year. Swing by and grab a Captain Americano and discover what adventures are coming up around the city.
Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Papermoon Diner
Where: 227 W 29th St
Funky. Eccentric. Delicious. That’s the best way to do justice to the Papermoon Diner. Full of color and strange decorations, like doll heads, this place is Baltimore’s take on diners.
Cool decorations aren’t the only appeal though. This diner has amazing food ranging from brunch to nachos to pasta to milkshakes (pictured above). With food for vegans and meat-lovers alike, this is a diner for everyone. The only negative about Papermoon is that it takes forever to decide what you want! I would recommend something to you, but even I can’t make up my mind as to what’s the best. Check out their menu here and stop in to pig out.
Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Where: Sandy Point State Park
When: September 10th and 11th
Nothing screams Maryland quite like crab, so why wouldn’t you want to go to this amazing seafood festival! Featuring the 26th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off as well as local seafood vendors, come out and eat for hours. BUT there’s so much more than just great food at the festival! Make the forty minute drive from Baltimore to this beautiful state park for some great views, contests, activities, and music. From a corn on the cob eating contest to live bands to zip lining, the $15 entry price is well worth it. Buy tickets and check out the whole event schedule at http://www.mdseafoodfestival.com!
Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: 60 cent Cannoli
Where: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop
When: May 12 9am to 10pm
I don’t think this Food Friday needs too much advertising, if “60 cent Cannoli’s” doesn’t grab you then I don’t know what will. I can’t help you. No one can help you.
These amazing, fabulous, decadent, carefully made cannoli’s are now going to be available every 2nd Thursday for the rest of the year! Buttt you can’t go into this lovely pastry shop and clean them out! Only two per person, which I think is very fair, I would be fine with half a cannoli for 60 cents, plus… incase you didn’t know… these bad boys are large.
So head on down! Get yo cannoli’s!!!
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley
Where: 1622 Eastern Ave
When: mon thru saturday
I think everyone needs to stop on by Ekiben in Fells Point soon, and I mean yesterday… It is great. From taking Fells by food truck Ekiben, an “asian comfort food” (baltimoresun.com) destination, has moved up the ranks to an old fashioned store front! And we could not be more excited! As a smaller restaurant this could possibly be your new go to places in Fells Point for take-out. Go for The Original or the Neighborhood Bird with side of Tempura Broccoli to split with your friends you will not be disappointed!
Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Kooper’s Tavern Brunch
Where: Historic Fells Point
Come on down to fells this weekend…weather is to suppose to balm(y)… and head to Kooper’s Tavern for a great brunch option or lunch if you’re not and never-will-be-a-brunch-person.
I had the pleasure of brunching at Kooper’s this past weekend; I jump started my early afternoon with an excellent table look out onto Thames and the water in Historic Fells Point. And then dove into the Cream of Crab… perfect brunch starter right? But, the Cream of Crab was so delicious I would’ve ate a vat of it.
Kooper’s does have a mean brunch, I got the French toast with whip cream and cinnamon and it was simply perfect. Or bite into a Fish Sandwich for lunch; blackened Atlantic Cod, avocado (amazing), fried onion straws, and cilantro lime aioli make this the perfect sandwich.
Stop on by to Kooper’s this weekend!
Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Food Trucks!
Where: Timonium, MD (Maryland State Fair Grounds)
When: July 30th
Food Trucks and festivals, my two favorite things. These two will be coming together at the Maryland State Fair Grounds on July 30th for the Trifecta Food Truck Festival!There will be awesome food, awesome music and awesome drinks for everyone. Bands such as The Brothers Band, an Allman Brother’s cover band and Jah Works will be performing!
There is going to be some delicious food featured at this event, enjoy some hardy foods or, like me, head toward the sweeter things in life. The Smoking Swine food truck will be there! It was recently featured on the popular “Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives”!
Make sure that you add this to your summer do list in these upcoming months! Who doesn’t love great food and great music all in the same place?!
Click here for tickets and more info! Children under 12 have free admission!