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Nachoquest: Mick O’Shea’s

Nachoquest: Mick O’Shea’s

  Mick O’Shea’s is arguably (if not the) the best bar in upper downtown Baltimore, but hey, a bar’s quality often times isn’t exactly indicative of its menu or the subsequent quality. Even moreso with nachos. “You know, nachos, they’re an appetizer, just kinda a pile of stuff on a plate right?” WRONG.   Give me a break, bars and restaurants. A truly inspired pile of nachos can be an awesome experience for not just one people, but often … Read entire article »

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Trattoria Anamaria closing

Trattoria Anamaria closing

Well this sort of sucks, Trattoria Anamaria (1035 Light St Federal Hill), one of the few (like, really good) Italian delis left in the city, is closing. I took this photo while blowing through the area in my car so apologies for the blurriness, but the sign reads (mostly) Ciao and Grazie to Federal Hill. Trattoria Anamaria is closing after 12 years. And yes, this picture is the REAL Giuseppe. Giuseppe was the guy who made … Read entire article »

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Nachoquest: Peter’s Pour House

Nachoquest: Peter’s Pour House

Let it be known that Peter’s Pour House (111 Mercer St., Downtown) is one of my favorite spots in downtown Baltimore. Back “in the day” it was the spot for happy hour after work, mingling with pro-fessionals streaming out of the then Legg Mason building and stumbling around Water Street with some outdoor table gaming (FOR CHARITY OK) and $5 giant beers – a special that has stood the test of time and made Peter’s … Read entire article »

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Shoyou Sushi Sho’s you the sushi ehehehehehehehehe movie/fish pun/reference

Shoyou Sushi Sho’s you the sushi ehehehehehehehehe movie/fish pun/reference

contains LINED content – click away! There’s a “new” spot for sushi in SoBo and it’s Shoyou Sushi (1504 Light St, Riverside), formerly known as Soho Eatery – having been shut down for a few weeks for renovations, new owner Bruce (at least that’s what I think his name is) has upped the Japanese ante with the space. Meaning, gone are the limited Korean selections from the menu, replaced with a wide range of Japanese selections, … Read entire article »

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The Amazing, Disappearing, Kettle Hill Restaurant

The Amazing, Disappearing, Kettle Hill Restaurant

Filed under “So This Happened,” Power Plant Live’s seemingly flagship “maturation effort” restaurant Kettle Hill closed — good god — over two months ago already, in a very, very quiet manner when the doors simply closed, locked, this post from Baltimore Diner c/o G-Lick dropped and no one ever said another word on the matter. Open for a mere eight months I actually blew through on a Wednesday afternoon roughly halfway into its lifespan during … Read entire article »

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Nachoquest: Shiso Tavern

Nachoquest: Shiso Tavern

When last we were talking about Shiso Tavern, it was all about the ramen. As it turns out, and something I up until now forgot about, Shiso’s menu contains what they refer to as “Sushi Nachos” ($11) on it, and if it weren’t my solemnly sworn duty to report any and all things Nacho in this city of ours I probably wouldn’t have purchased them. BUT IT IS.   At any rate, these “Nachos” feature three individually topped … Read entire article »

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For the love of roast pork

For the love of roast pork

Sweet baby Jesus, do I love a good roast pork sandwich. Second only to *maybe* a kickass pulled pork sandwich, the roast pork sandwich, when executed properly, is a champion among sandwiches. The peppery, tender porkiness, the sharpness of the cheese, and hopefully a lot of garlic – Baltimore’s menus need more roasted pork sandwich on them GODDAMIT! Because I realllllly don’t feel like driving all the way up to Philly and waiting in line for … Read entire article »

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Nachoquest: Park Bench Pub

Nachoquest: Park Bench Pub

Nestled way back in there somewhere around Belt St. (1749 to be precise) next to Riverside Park lies the Park Bench Pub. Once known as Boomer’s, recently re-re-owned by former Magerk’s sushi chef Richard, it’s a neighborhood bar through and through with your good ol’ fashioned pub grub, brand new sushi menu (sure what the hell), and something that struck me on the menu – their nachos are “FAMOUS.” Ahhh, the ubiquitous term “famous” on the … Read entire article »

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I need some goddamned Ramen right now.

I need some goddamned Ramen right now.

Baltimore, what is wrong with you? Do you hate Ramen or something? I mean come on! It’s not that hard to make (well, hard to make¬†well but whatever)! Alkaline noodles, a kickass broth and some stuff in it, that’s pretty much it. Behind Pho as the “least repesented cusine in Baltimore City,” there’s barely one hand’s worth of establishments that serve any kind of Ramen whatsoever, Tonkotsu or otherwise (more on that after this whinefest). … Read entire article »

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Langermann’s on Light

Langermann’s on Light

please god let this be the last time I write about this property for a long, long time. 1542 Light Street, in its 40,000th iteration over the past ten years, has become Langermann’s on Light. Their soft opening last week, grand opening next week, the Canton favorite featuring southern styled cuisine comes to South Baltimore, with a virtually untouched interior (some minor cosmetics here and there) from 1542 Gastropub, including the illuminated exterior sign, but boy … Read entire article »

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