Elizabeth Large, a former food writer for the Baltimore Sun challenged the readers of her blog to come up with a list of 100 things every foodie in Baltimore should try. The finalized list showed up in the Baltimore Sun.
I have the origional list tucked away where I can pull it out at a moments notice but below you all can check it out whenever you need some Baltimore dining inspiration.
The Baltimore Sun 100 List Photogallery
Even though I have done some of these already I will do them again so that I can take photos and give a full account of the experience...you know for posterity.
So here is the list:
1 Have a jumbo lump crab cake from Faidley's on a saltine.
2 Pick steamed hard shells at Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn in Essex
3 Eat Bertha's Mussels.
4 Drink a Natty Boh.
5 Snack on a Berger's cookie.
6 Put marshmallow on your snowball.
7 Split Maryland beaten biscuits and put some thin slices of ham in them.
8 Serve sauerkraut with your turkey.
9 Get a Chicken box (fried wings, western fries & a dinner roll) from a Baltimore City
10 Maybe the chicken box should be from Tyrone's?
11 Lake Trout. And for those of us who watched "The Wire, have a grape soda with it.
12 Breakfast at Blue Moon Café down in Fells Point.
13 Corned beef on rye at Attmans.
14 Chiapparelli's house salad.
15 Knock back a goblet of Resurrection Ale at Brewers art.
16 Take a Sunday morning stroll through the JFX Farmer's Market.
17 Thrasher's french fries from the boardwalk in Ocean City.
18 Have a Black Eyed Susan at the Preakness.
19 Chow down on a pit beef sandwich at Boog's during an O's game.
20 Shop for shoes and chocolate at Ma Petit Shoe in Hampden.
21 Have a soft crab sandwich on whitebread.
22 Eat a box of Rheb's buttercreams. Not at one sitting, of course… on the other hand,
23 Order a Tio Pepe sangria (red). It contains fruit, so it counts as food!
24 Polish Sausage from one of the two Ostrowski shops.
25 German sausage from Binkert's.
26 Fisher's popcorn downy ocean, hon!
27 Sunday brunch on the terrace at the Ambassador Dining Room, an atypical setting
for an indian restaurant.
28 Get peach cake from Woodlea Bakery.
29 Eat the pumpkin appetizer at the Helmand.
30 Eat a Wockenfuss caramel apple! Mmmmm.
31 Thin crust pizza! Iggies and Joe Squared.
32 Savory muffins at Red Canoe in Lauraville.
33 Try some of those special flavors from Taharka Bros.(Formerly Sylvan Beach) Ice
cream and Pitango Gelato.
34 Make fun of the Hipsters at Golden West or Rocket to Venus in Hampden.
35 Have a special occasion dinner at Charelston. Ask Chef Cindy Wolf to fix what she
thinks is best that night.
36 Change your mind about vegan/vegetarian food at Liquid Earth.
37 Try the charcuterie at Clementine.
38 Macoroni and cheese with bittersweet chocolate from Jack's Bistro.
39 Throw in a shrimp salad from Kibby's and/ or Mary Marvels.
40 Smith Island Cake but only from Sugarbakers.
41 Gorge yourself on the Monday night all you can eat at Vaccaro's
42 Discuss a bottle of wine with Tony Foreman at Cinghiale.
43 Eat roasted vegetables at Donna's…wearing black.
44 Veal chop at Da Mimmo.
45 Bookmaker salad at Sabatino's
46 Get a crab cake and a lemon/peppermint stick at the Flower Mart. It isn't a fabulous
crab cake but even an average crab cake in Baltimore is better than anywhere else!
47 Order any sandwich at Trinacria. But no calling ahead to order like I do. You must
wait in line for the full effect.
48 Order the popcorn and deviled eggs at Woodberry kitchen. Before your appetizers
not in lieu of.
49 Have lunch on the patio at Sanders Corner overlooking the Lock Raven Reservoir.
50 Head to Carroll County for the best cream of crab soup at Smokey's BBQ on Liberty
51 Stop at DiPasquale's in Highlandtown for their Italian meatball subs.
52 Fried chicken livers from the Lexington Market.
53 Bagel with lox and cream cheese or appricot spread from Greg's.
54 Sit at the bar at Cinghiale and order anything. Talk to Rob about wine when Tony
isn't in town.
55 Tamales from the food truck on Broadway.
56 Coddies on a cracker from a row-house bar.
57 Wander aisles of exotic produce at H Mart or Lotte Plaza in Catonsville. Eat some
yummy bi bim bap or udon soup at the food court and then pick up a beautiful fresh
whole fish for dinner before you go home.
58 Go to a bull/oyster roast or crab/shrimp feast at any number of Baltimore venues as
long as you go to at least one at a V.F.W. hall, fire hall, state park, etc.
59 Prime rib at the Prime Rib.
60 Greenberg Potato Skins from Prime Rib.
61 How about the fried green pepper rings at Gunnings!
62 You have to get a Popular Mozzarella Pie from Matthew's Pizza!
63 A baloney-wrapped hot dog from Attmans.
64 Pit beef from anywhere without a door.
65 Late night dinner at the Bel-Loc Diner.
66 Eat a "Tour of Samos" at Samos in Greektown (Greek salad, tzatziki and pita,
kalamari, spinach pie, chicken souvlaki, dolmades, lamb chops, garlic shrimp,
gyro & roasted potatoes).
67 Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding at Ale Mary's.
68 Eat anything on the menu at Andy Nelson's.
69 Gravy Fries.
70 Chicken salad from Graul's Market!
71 Old-fashioned Maryland stuffed ham.
72 OTTERBEIN'S COOKIES!!!
73 Raw beef and onion sandwich with raw yellow onion and salt and pepper on fresh
rye bread (or pumpernickel).
74 Buy a crepe at Sofi's and enjoy it while watching a movie at the Charles.
75 Naron Candy.
76 Polish Dog with "the works" at Polock Johnny's.
77 Italian cold cut sub at Pastore's in Towson.
78 WOCKENFUSS CANDIES!!!!
79 Order the chocolate-chili bread pudding at the Blue Agave.
80 Have a picnic at Fort McHenry.
81 Any sandwich from Eddie's in Roland Park.
82 String bean rolls at Café Zen.
83 Garlic fries at Brewers Art.
84 Oysters and beer at Cross Street Market!
85 Coffee from Zeke's
86 Smoked platter from Neopol at the Belvedere.
87 Go to the Wine Market on a Monday night and enjoy a neighborhood discount
(extended to all diners.)
88 Have an ice cream that contains vegetables at Dominion Ice Cream. [Ed's note: Now
relocated to Hampden.]
89 Have Old Bay on things other than sea-food. For instance, corn on the cob, potato
90 Margarita in a hubcap from Nacho Mama's.
91 Take the Clipper City brewery tour.
92 Have a Black eyed Susan cupcake at Charm City cupcakes. It's one of my favorite
things in Baltimore!
93 Get fruit and veggies from an a-rab.
94 Sip 'n Bite.
95 Sip a Bloody Mary with an Old Bay rimmer. I only see this done at Baltimore
96 Enjoy a meal at Salt.
97 Eat the Berger Cookie pie at Dangerously Delicious Pies in Federal Hill. A New
tradition built on the old.
98 Mary Sue Easter Eggs.
99 Eat Sushi in Towson.
100 Weiner schnitzel, red cabbage, and more at Eichenkranz in Highlandtown. The last
traditional German food in the city.