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Quick trip to Baltimore next weekend. Help!

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I will be downtown next weekend for a couple of nights. Any "must do" places in Baltimore, especially in the downtown area?

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  1. Well, my wife and I had a great time last weekend when we used the "Baltimore Tip Sheet". See my comments about restaurants & places in there that we visited. About 25 lines down, or search on 'tip sheet'.

    That Tip Sheet really invaluable for us tourists, in my opinion. Don't leave home without it -g-.

    1. For old-time Baltimore restaurants, go to Martick's (take a cab) or Marconi's.

      For restaurants with the reputation, try Charleston, Pierpoint, or Black Olive or Kali's Court (these two are very similar; I'd try one or the other). Black Olive, I should note, has a recent post on this board; you might want to read it.

      For interesting nouveau cuisine, there's Bicycle or Soigne in Federal Hill. Sotto Sopra on Charles serves very good Italian. Hamilton's in Fells Point is worth a visit, and I'm partial to the Latin Palace which is also in Fells Point if you're looking for Spanish food.

      And here are some interesting "local" places: Cross Street Market (on a Friday night for people watching with a raw bar and sushi); Faidley's in Lexington Market for lunch (order to crab cakes); Burke's on Lombard if you want renowned onion rings; Vaccaro's in Little Italy for dessert.

      Let us know what you pick; I'd be interested in hearing what out-of-towners think about Baltimore. Hope you have a great time!

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      1. re: asun

        My wife and I have had a very positive recent experience at The Black Olive. In fact we drive the 70 miles roundtrip from Reston semi annually because we enjoy this restaurant so much.