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Whitemarshjohn Jul 14, 2007 06:03 PM

What is the "one" place in Baltimore that you really love and you keep coming back to in Baltimore?

My place is Samo's in Greektown.

  1. JonParker Jul 14, 2007 07:25 PM

    Andy Nelson's.

    1. viperlush Jul 14, 2007 09:00 PM

      Can't choose just one, but my weekly rotation includes the following:
      Sushi> Asahi
      Mexican> Los Amigos
      Burger> Brewers Art
      Greek> Samos
      Sandwiches> DiPasquele's

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        Whitemarshjohn Jul 15, 2007 12:48 PM

        I just have to try Brewer's Art. Everyone and everything keeps pointing me to them - Baltimore Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, Zagat, viperlush... We'll have to try them next weekend. Do you eat at the more formal dining room, or the bar/grill portion of Brewer's Art?

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          viperlush Jul 15, 2007 02:33 PM

          I've done both, and have enjoyed both. The great thing is that you can order from the regular menu in the bar area. During the week (except during happy hour) I have never had a problem finding seating in either bar area. They are pretty good at keeping the menu on their website up to date so I usually check it out before heading over. If you like rosemary and garlic I highly recommend the fries. Their caesar salad is one of the best that I've had.It comes with a parm. crisp and a white anchovies. And of course a trip to Brewer's is not complete without one of their tasty beers.

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        Robearjr Jul 15, 2007 01:34 PM

        Petit Louis. It is best when cassoulet or sweetbreads are on the menu.

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          Warthog Jul 15, 2007 03:09 PM

          I think that's "Samos", as in the Greek island, not "Samo's" as in "owned by Samo".

          On to your question. My faves are dropping fast (Cafe Amore, Ras Doobie, to name the most painful losses), so I'd go with Zorba's Joe Squared and Matthew's Pizza. None of those are really in the category you are asking about, for me at least, but they are as close as I've got these days.

          "Come back, Doobie!"

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            MegMD Jul 16, 2007 07:42 AM

            birches in canton

            Kocos on Harford Rd... Crabcake night...and those raspberry jalapeño wings!

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              KAZ Jul 16, 2007 07:50 AM

              Sorry to be a little off topic, but hey Warthog, have you tried Doobies replacement on Penn Street? I posted my thoughts in a thread a few weeks ago, you can find it under my user name. I'm curious to hear your thoughts (you can post them in that other thread so as not to hijack this one). Or do you think that location is lost to you because of the memories of the old tenant?

            2. amethiste Jul 16, 2007 07:53 AM

              Brewer's Art for me. If I go too long without one of their burger's and a beer I get the shakes :-)

              1. baltoellen Jul 16, 2007 08:08 AM

                I don't have 'one,' but more like a 'rotation.'

                Actually, Samos used to be on it, pretty high up, but I've tired of the lines there, and have heard some grumbling from some Greektowners I've talked with. (Ok. It could easily be jealously....but there seems to be a theme....)

                In Greektown, my new very, very divey & cheap favorite is Souvlaki Place, two doors away from Zorba's, which is also in the rotation.

                Every so often, I have to make the trek to Caribbean Food Store on Windsor Mill Rd. (For more on that, see my very long post on Caribbean Food in Balto.)

                When in Towson, every few weeks or so, I eat at Sczhuan House on Seminary and York Roads.

                I frequently frequent Carolina's Tex-Mex (really, neither tex or mex) on Upper B'dwy, next to Latin Palace. Everything is always good, every time, but I'm partial to the huge bowl of chicken soup there.

                Also, Chicken Rico on Eastern for carryout....but, I'm eager to try ALL the Peruvian chix places in the area, and was very impressed with the chicken I got a that new place on the corner of Lombard and Ann. (The name means 'corner' in Spanish, and I know I can't spell that!)

                And, for late night eats, or when I'm really truly exhausted and exhausted all options, nothing can beat the Sip & Bite!

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                  hon Jul 16, 2007 08:21 AM

                  I would have to say Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton.

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                    FoxBeatus Jul 17, 2007 08:09 AM

                    ixia and ale mary's

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                      eatalot Jul 17, 2007 09:03 AM

                      Gotta be Joe Squared. For most types of cuisine DC area has a spot better than any in bmore, Joe Squared is unique.

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