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how to create a chowhound, Baltimore version

I recently had a conversation with a friend in which they revealed that dinner just isn't that importnt to them and they often resort to mac n'cheese. Shocked and appalled, I started to think. . . where could I take this person to convince them to become a foodie. So the question for the panel is: If you had to take a friend who just doesn't quite get the whole food thing to one place in Baltimore to show them the light, where would it be?

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  1. Definitely Lexington Market since you may as well start them out with local delicacies. I'd start with some fried chicken at Park's, or a shrimp salad sandwich at Mary Mervis deli. Of course, a lump crab cake and Faidley's, and a Berger cookie for dessert.

    (I've had loads of guests this summer, and this has been my standard 'food tour!')

    I'm interested to see what others come up with too!

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      1. Folks, pardon the interruption, but please limit your responses to helping pagoda girl identify places in Baltimore. We've removed some posts about how to convert someone to a chowhound generally.

        Thanks!

        1. Sunday farmers market!

          It will hopefully become a relatively regular ritual with my SO and me, and the people, produce, stands, etc are fabulous.

          But if I had to feed them...I'd force them to eat the bacon apple pancakes at blue moon. They're too good and very dangerous. I heart them. I like their coffee there, too (and I know it gets mixed reviews here).

          1. If a pit beef sandwich with raw onion and horseradish mayo has no effect on them, your friend may already be too far gone.

            http://classifieds.citypaper.com/eat/...

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            1. re: monkeyrotica

              unless they don't like beef :)

              It does, however, seem that large parts of the Baltimore area smell like meat.

              1. re: Jeserf

                Indeed. But you have inspired me to try a vegan-friendly raw onion and horseradish sandwich.

                1. re: monkeyrotica

                  laugh all you want....an old (old old) family friend used to eat vidalia onion sandwiches frequently.

                  1. re: Jeserf

                    I ain't laffin. Since I read Ulysses, I loves me some gorgonzola on pumpernickle with raw onion sammitches, washed down with a glass of burgundy.