Places for Sangria in Baltimore?
I think drink is OK on a chow board? Every summer, I work on my home recipe for both red and white sangria, but I also like to try places out. Usually I am disappointed, so I was hoping to get some new ideas? Some comments that pop to mind (2 bad; 2 good):
Not a big fan of Mezze's sangria - too dry, not sweet or fruity enough
Helen's (done occasionally) - this was last year, but I remember it being to liquor-y
Nasu Blanca - was then in Feb. and even at that time, I think I really liked the red
Little Havana - was there about a month ago, and the red was pretty good
Where do you like the sangria in Charm City (and why)?
Tapas Teatro's red is my favorite sangria in town. I just tried the white last week (my husband ordered a glass to try after I demanded that we stick with our usual pitcher of red). The white was surprisingly yummy. Big hunks of melon and pineapple, and I THINK it has some peach brandy in it...very nice!
I had the [red] sangria at Arcos a few times and it was delish! A tad sweet, light with ice cold pieces of apple and not too much citrus -- it was to die for.
I went back with a date a few months later and they were using a hearty, dry and thoroughly tannic wine and leaving out the sparkly part (ginger ale?). Terrible!
I'm hoping they've come to their senses and gone back, but I haven't been in a few months.
I enjoyed the Sangria at La Tasca in DC. They have a location at Inner Harbor that I imagine is just as good. They feature about a dozen Sangrias (some of which I wouldn't try on a bet).
I also recommend the fried eggplant with cheese dip, it is out of this world!
722 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
The sangria(red) Tio Pepes is excellent...
as an aside ..I have never found a good white Sangria
whiute wines don't have the body I expect in Sangria...but thats just me