Food Fridays

Food Fridays:The Helmand

Friday, November 15th, 2013 by WLOY Staff


What: The Helmand

Where: Afghani Cuisine

Love Afghani cuisine? Featured in Baltimore’s City Paper Dining Hall of Fame is The Helmand, an Afghani restaurant. Located just around the corner on 806 North Charles Street, get ready for an exotic experience with flavors from all around the Middle East. It’s the perfect balance of delicate and bold flavors.

Check them out online to make reservations!

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Food Fridays: 22nd Annual Pancake Eating Contest

Friday, November 8th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

b2-petes-grill-2What: Annual Pancake Eating Contest

Where: Pete’s Grille

When: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Think you can beat the all time record of 18 pancakes in one hour? Head on down to Pete’s Grille on November 22nd for Baltimore’s famed pancake eating contest 7am. There is a Women and Men’s division and the all-time winner gets free Pete’s Grille for as long as they hold their record! Now your chance to prove the haters wrong and become an amateur competitive eater.

Sign-up now at the restaurant Monday through Friday between 7am and 1pm.

Check out Pete’s on facebook for more information and start training now.

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Food Fridays: Taharka Brothers

Friday, November 1st, 2013 by WLOY Staff

taharkaWhat: Great Ice Cream for a social cause

Where: Sold at various locations throughout the city

When: varies by location

Taharka’s isn’t your average neighborhood ice cream shop. In fact, they aren’t a shop at all! They have a unique business model; run by college aged young adults who’s main aim is to give back to the community and maintain social consciousness, Taharka Bros. provides premium ice cream with a higher purpose. They’re ice creams and sorbets are placed in various restaurant’s, dessert shops and ice cream shops across Baltimore. Taharka’s mission is to make things happen with ice cream as their medium. WIth social justice in mind, they offer a wide array of ice cream and sorbet flavors favorable for any pallet.

Check out their website for more about their mission, their flavors offered and their locations.

PS. COMING SOON! A Taharka Bros. Food Truck!

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Food Fridays: The Helmand

Friday, October 25th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

helmandWhat: Afghan cuisine

Where: 806 North Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201

When: Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

If you’re looking for interesting cuisine with flavors you haven’t tried before then you should visit The Helmand. This niche restaurant incorporates foods from India, Iran, Greece and Afghanistan to bring you bold flavors with many herbs and spices. Their exquisite atmosphere is located right in Mount Vernon and is very welcoming. They offer both vegetarian dishes and dishes that include meat and they pride themselves on using fresh vegetables. The Helmand also offers catering.

Stop by the restaurant or visit their website for a burst of new flavors!


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Food Fridays: The Lunch Box

Friday, October 18th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

lunchboxWhat: No frill, delicious Breakfast and Lunch 

Where: 1102 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

When: Monday through Saturday 6:30am-4pm, Sunday 7am-2pm, Closed Tuesday

The Lunch Box, where breakfast us served all day and the service is superb. Looking for delicious french toast at 1 in the afternoon? Then head to the Lunch Box. Looking for an overstuffed sandwich, then head to the Lunch Box. Located in Hampden, the Lunch Box offers great food, variety and great prices. They don’t have a website of their own, but they are on urban spoon, where a full menu is listed and raving reviews.

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Food Fridays: Papermoon Diner

Friday, October 11th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

md-baltimore-paper-moon-dinerWhat: A visual dining experience you will never forget 

Where: 227 West 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 

When: Sunday-Thursday: 7am to Midnight, Friday-Saturday: 7am-2am

The Papermoon Diner is more than a place to grab some great food. It is a work of art. In every direction, an interesting, slightly creepy or thought provoking object can be found on the walls. They offer a wide variety of foods and will never deny you french toast at 1am. They offer a small army of milkshakes from the classic vanilla or chocolate all the way to a Kaptain Krunch Milkshake! They also offer 16 varieties of omelets, an extensive quesadilla menu and reasonable prices. Their funky flavor doesn’t stop at the menu, it is at the core of the restaurant and in every piece of your dining experience. If you’re looking to enjoy a meal that you will never forget in a setting you will never forget, then you should consider the Papermoon Diner at the top of your list.

Visit their website for a full menu and more information.

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Food Fridays: Dessert Fantasies

Friday, October 4th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

cupcake dessert fanWhat: “The MOST DELICIOUS CUPCAKES EVER!” (so says Courtney) 

When: Monday- Saturday: 9AM-8PM, Sunday: 10AM-7PM

Where: 1433 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland

Located in Federal Hill just outside the Inner Harbor, Dessert Fantasies offers an extensive and impressive list of cupcakes, specialty cakes, ice creams and lollies. Your sweet tooth won’t go unsatisfied here. They also bake seasonal flavors of cupcakes and their pricing is very reasonable. Stop in or order a cake to fulfill all your sugar needs. 

Hit up their website for a full list of flavors and products.

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Food Fridays: Big Bad Wolf’s House of Barbeque

Friday, September 27th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

bigbadwolfWhat: Barbeque cuisine

Where: 5713 Harford Rd, Baltimore MD 21214

Hours:  Monday through Sunday 11:30 am – 9 pm

You don’t have to huff and puff to get some top notch barbeque in the Charm City. This local restaurant has a variety of bbq sauces on different meats, multiple types of ribs and even a specialty sandwich, the “Big Bad Wolf” which features pulled pork, beef brisket AND hickory smoked bacon. Three delicious meats coming together on one ultimate sandwich.

Check out All Menus for their full menu. Prices are reasonable and the barbeque is real.

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Food Fridays: Sofi’s Crepes

Friday, September 20th, 2013 by WLOY Staff


Belvedere Square

5911 York Road
Baltimore, MD


Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am -7pm

Sofi’s Crepes is the greatest way to enjoy a bit of France without flying across “the pond.” With great prices, multiple locations and delicious sweet and savory crepes, what’s not to love? The closest Sofi’s is conveniently located on York Road at Belvedere Square. But they have locations across Baltimore. Whether you prefer yours smothered in Nutella or bursting with bacon, turkey and cheese, Sofi’s has the crepe you crave!

Check out their website for all the delectable flavors they offer!

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Food Fridays: Charm City Food Tours

Friday, August 16th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

2308791658-1Hours Vary Based on Tour

Federal Hill, Fells Point, and Little Italy Neighborhoods

Charm City Food Tours provides a unique experience by combining history, architecture, culture, and local cuisine from family owned restaurants and shops in the area’s historic neighborhoods. Guests can visit some of Baltimore’s most historic neighborhoods, like Fells Point, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Jonestown, and Mt. Vernon! The company also hosts tours to Lexington Market and the Cross Street Market. Guests will be able to sample both some Baltimore classics and cutting edge cuisine from some of the city’s most brilliant chefs. The Food Tours and Culinary events both pay homage to Baltimore’s indigenous food while simultaneously embracing progressive techniques and styles practiced by local chefs. The company also hosts private tours and pub crawls for groups and private parties! Prices range from $53 to $58 and reservations can be made Thursdays to Sundays!

For more information, visit Charm City Food Tour’s website or call (800) 979-3370!

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