- Christine Bridges Jan 8, 1999 06:37 PM
Well, although I wish I were going to the San Gabriel
Valley in California, I find myself headed to Baltimore
on Monday for a week on business. Anyone have any
favorites in the downtown area? I like Charles Street
and have eaten well at many of the places there--JPN
and Kawasaki for sushi; Louie's Bookstore Cafe; Helmand
for Afghani; Donna's; Tio Pepe (Spanish and a bit
pretentious but the food's good). Pierpont in Fell's
Point: good but not as impressive as I expected. There
doesn't seem to be much decent Chinese food....And last
summer I did get over to Obrycki's for crabs finally.
Can anybody fill me in on what I might have missed?
(Always thinking about food instead of work)
re: Jim Leff
I grew up in Baltimore and used to chow at Bertha's
way back in the 1970s. Recently returned there and was
very disappointed. The mussels were unbelievably
overcooked, dry and shrunk down to the size of baby
About the only thing good there now are the bumper
>>JPN<< They have changed their name back to
Shogun...there was a legal entanglement which was
If you are around on Wednesday evening, they have an
all-you-can-eat offer from 5 to 9 at the sushi bar
only. You get an hour from your first order -- I can
usually last for fifty minutes. I find the sushi
quite acceptable, and the people are very personable.
Check it out.
You should also wander the food halls at Lexington
Market at noontime if you have a chance. Great
seafood, fried gizzards and livers, fresh potato
re: Jim Zurer
> Shogun...there was a legal entanglement which was
> If you are around on Wednesday evening, they have an
> all-you-can-eat offer from 5 to 9 at the sushi bar
> only. You get an hour from your first order -- I can
> usually last for fifty minutes. I find the sushi
> quite acceptable, and the people are very
Thanks, Jim--It's funny that you mention that. My
first night in Baltimore about two years ago (wandering
the streets trying to find something decent to eat) I
stumbled upon Charles Street and after walking up and
down decided upon JPN (now Shogun again--I was
wondering about that name thing). Walked in, and was
greeted with "it's all-you-can-eat sushi tonight."
Well, I said to myself, you've walked into the right
I agree with your assessment--people are nice, sushi
quite adequate if not earthshaking. I've always left
re: Christine Bridges
I may have mentioned this before on this board, but we
often get Orioles tickets for either Wednesday
afternoon or evening games and make a sushi-baseball
expedition to Shogun and Camden Yards every month or
so during baseball season. A nice family tradition...
I also meant to mention that the all you can eat costs
$23.95. Pretty reasonable...especially for the amount
of sushi I can put away.