Friday, January 20th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Joe Benny’s Focacceria
Where: 313 S High St
On a mission to bring a piece of Sicily back to Baltimore, Joseph Gardella created Joe Benny’s. A fresh take on the Italian food we all love, this charming restaurant is serving up some amazing focaccia paninis and a variety of Sicilian pizzas. The bread used for all the food at Joe Benny’s is a one of a kind goodness that will you you straight to Italy and have you craving more as soon as you’re done.
As if this authentic food wasn’t enough, the atmosphere of Joe Benny’s Focacceria is authentic as well. This small, cute area is a place “about having a great time and enjoy life one bite (and sip) at a time” as Gardella promotes. With such a personality, the restaurant reminds you of a place in Sicily where locals would go. Between the awesome Italian food and the well-captured Italian atmosphere Joe Benny’s is really the highlight of Little Italy.
Friday, December 9th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: The Dizz Pub
Where: 300 W 30th Street
Want a real taste of Baltimore? Then check out the Dizz, a great pub called “Baltimore in a bar”! Wall covered in cute, quirky decorations and lights to show off all their Baltimore pride, The Dizz is about more than just eating: it’s about the experience. Come out and site down to catch a Ravens or Orioles game which will be playing on one of the many televisions in the restaurant like the true pub style. While you’re there,grab some of that classic pub and diner food food that The Dizz does so well. Whether you’re in the mood for some fish and chips, a hamburger, wings, or a wrap this pub has it all and much more. They even serve up some great breakfast food! My personal favorite is their chicken cheesesteak, which always has the perfect ratio of cheese to meat. So take my order advice or go find your own favorite, but make sure you try The Dizz, or else you’re failing Baltimore!
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Sip & Bite Diner
Where: 2200 Boston St.
When: 7:30-5am Everyday
Need some good food at 3am? Then head over to Sip & Bite for some great food to end your night. Open almost 24 hours, this diner offers up every food you could ever want whenever you want. Featured as a Best of Baltimore and on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, don’t just take my word on how great Sip & Bite is, take Guy Fieri’s word as well.
Opened in 1948, Sip & Bite has a history of serving up great meals to the people of Baltimore. Known for their famous crab cakes, make sure you pick up some to try either alone, in a sandwich, with shrimp, or even as a breakfast. Seafood not your thing? Then try some of Sip & Bites authentic Greek food, fan-favorites like Greek meatloaf, or get some of their classic diner cuisine. No matter what you get or at what time you get it, Sip & Bite will be sure exceed expectations!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Cafe and Crepes
Where: 380 W 36th St
When: Tues-Thurs, Sat 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Need a cool place for coffee or dinner or dessert? Well, Ma Petite Shoe Cafe has it all! Inspired by Paris, Me Petite Shoe adds its own Hampden twist on crepes, making some awesome sweet and savory snacks. They love to blend international flavors into their food, giving customers a fast of the world in a little shop in Hampden. Whether you’re in the mood for some Cinnamon Sugar crepes, Egg and Cheese crepes, or
If you’re not too hungry,then try some of the delicious coffee and tea options. Also inspired by international flavors, Ma Petite Shoe offers everything from Bombay Lattes to
Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: Roller Skating
When: Friday Nights 6-10pm
Where: 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore Md 21217
Are you hitting that point in the semester where the only thing you have enough energy or money to do is sleep until finals are over? Did your midterm reports destroy a small part of you? Hopefully we can help. For only $10.00 every Friday, Shake and Bake Skate provides admission, skate rental, and all you can eat pizza! Without breaking the budget, you can enjoy four full hours of skating and pizza with friends. Nothing shakes off the tension of a hard week like dancing (maybe not well) while on roller-skates. Join the party and shamelessly sing, dance, and as much pizza as your heart desires to get the weekend started off right.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Artifact Coffee
Where: 1500 Union Ave
When: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm
Looking for a cute and cozy place to pass your Sunday at? Then you need to go to Artifact Coffee, located right on the border of Hampden and Woodberry. Partnering with local farms and businesses, this coffee shop puts an emphasis on serving local food. These local foods include various types of soups, sandwiches, and salads so there’s a something no matter what mood you’re in. Wash your food down with one of Artifact Coffee’s unique drinks. Serving all types of coffees and teas, there’s plenty of cafe drinks to choose from: my favorite is the King Crimson iced tea.
In addition to having great, local foods and drinks, Artifact Coffee has a great staff. The workers here are all friendly and helpful when you can’t make up your mind a bout what you want. Also, be on the look out for cool events like Sunday Brunch and free coffee days. No matter whether you’re here for the food, the events, the drinks, or just the rustic vibe, Artifact Coffee has it all!
Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B. Doughnut’s first anniversary party!
When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: 3528 Chester Ave., Baltimore
Any day is the perfect day to get a hand-crafted artisan filled doughnut from B. Doughnut, but this upcoming saturday is an extra special day. Celebrate B. Doughnut’s one year anniversary anytime from 8-1pm, the first 25 people in line will even receive a free doughnut. The flavors available change daily, and sell out quickly. This saturday the featured flavors will be: vanilla bean creme, chocolate creme, berry jam, lemon curd, pumpkin pie, and birthday cake. Be sure to get there early before your favorite doughnuts sell out.
If hand-made doughnuts aren’t enough for you, B. Doughnut offers other breakfast favorites with doughnut-y spins. Enjoy a doughssant or try something a little different with an everything bagel doughnut. Find something new to help you get your day off to the perfect start this saturday. Happy one year anniversary, B. Doughnut!
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!