Piedigrotta in Baltimore

There are no words to describe the pastries, pies and cookies at Piedigrotta Bakery! One taste of their fig bread and I knew I had entered another time, place and era. I have yet to find a bakery in Baltimore that has the quality and depth of an old world bakery! There are no short steps here! If you haven't made a visit to this bakery on Bank...you are missing a true gem! … [Read more...]

Red Canoe Muffin Run

We make muffin runs to the Red Canoe!  The muffins at this local joint is the unique element that sets the Red Canoe apart.  We have hunted high and low for just the right muffin in Baltimore.  They are usually too sweet or over processed.  Not at the Red Canoe!  My personal favorite has chunks of mango holding the muffin together...moist and fresh...best slightly heated up and enjoyed with a black cup of Zeke's coffee! … [Read more...]

Zeke’s Coffee…Dark and Delish

Dark roasts come back to Baltimore!!  When I think of Baltimore coffee I think of dark, rich, bold and black!  When Zeke's first came on the scene I think they were part of the "under-roasted, taste the nuances of the bean" brigade...I am beyond happy they found their way to the dark and bold roasts that make me think of the early days (90's) of the Baltimore coffee scene!  I am a devoted follower and happy to see them popping up in unexpected restaurants! … [Read more...]

Ryan’s Daughter Goes Down Perfect

This past Friday, we went with three other couples to Ryan's Daughter, in Towson, Maryland, to celebrate my friend's birthday.  We had been through a huge list of restaurants, trying to find the perfect atmosphere for the special evening...not too stuffy, can wear jeans, good food and good beer.  We made a good pick!  The night was fun!  The fish and chips were a hit!  And my black and tan went down smooth! … [Read more...]

Kali’s Mezze

We stumbled on to Mezze one night in Fells Point!  It was an unexpected surprise!  The tapas were brilliant.  The flavor combinations were not pretentious or overdone.  The prices were reasonable and the atmosphere conducive to lingering, laughing moments with good friends! A visit to Kali's a few weeks later, on the other hand, left me with quite another opinion. … [Read more...]

Kali’s Court Not So Hot

For years I have heard amazing, wonderful things about Kali's Court. My husband and I finally made the time to visit. It was a special evening...we left our 5 kids with my mom...we anticipated an evening of wonderful food and impeccable service! My husband sent his food back. The fish was over cooked. Over cooked fish, should not be in the vocabulary of a restaurant who prides themselves on the freshest of food! Our service was mediocre and the price for this evening, overrated! I don't mind paying high dollar for a … [Read more...]