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Apr 12, 2007 01:01 PM

Inner Harbor/Power Plant - am I missing out?

So I've lived in Baltimore for 5 years and have always associated the Inner Harbor/Power Plant with crappy tourist food, but lately on this board (La Tasca) and from friends (the Sushi place) I've been hearing that it's not all bad.

Am I really missing something by avoiding IH/PP whenever possible?

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  1. Only shows at Ramshead. Their nachos arent too bad nor is their beer.

    1. i'm seconding that. there is nothing down at the inner harbour that you can't find/avoid elsewhere. and that even stretches to Ramshead - Annapolis, 930clu, Sonar (a similar lineup is usually around somewhere close by with a lesser chance of obnoxious bachelorette parties and college kids).

      1. Yes. Tir Na Nog isn't bad; there's always Five Guys. I'd rank La Tasca right below them, but they have some pretty good happy hours (or at least did last summer); it's great to hang out there and have some drinks and food specials when it's nice weather.

        Ramshead Live has great shows; stuff you can't see anywhere else.

        Blue Sea Grill is a good, albeit expensive, seafood restaurant.

        BTW, my friends tell me that Club One is a great place to go dancing, particularly if you like to salsa.

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        1. re: BmoreHound

          And there's that hideous place right on the edge of that area that does like 5 dollar covers with 25 cent beers.

        2. Has anyone tried to fast-casual asian place between B&N and Chipotle? They look to do a make-your-own stir fry, maybe even mongolian bbq, type thing. It occured to me that might be a good, quick and healthy option when hanging out downtown, since you get to pick all your own ingredients.

          And yes, if no one has any comments, I'll take one for the team, go and report back. :-)

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          1. re: charmedgirl

            Yes. It's called Blu Bambu and it's Mongolian BBQ with some Japanese stuff. Found it okay, but more expensive than I'm used to (you get one bowl and not very big).

            Though I must admit, it's probably a lot better for you than Chipotle.

            1. re: charmedgirl

              Don't bother. I got the Pad Thai there and it was limp and tasteless.

              I work across the street from there and when I commented on how bad it was, all of my colleagues who had eaten there had similar experiences.

              I love me a good mongolian BBQ, but I just don't know that I'll try it there. If you do, please do report back.