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Oct 26, 2008 03:24 PM

Sour beef and dumplings bmore?

Any suggestions on finding some of this good stuff. If they serve good beer too thats a plus.

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  1. Rallo's restaurant on Fort avenue in south Baltimore used to have a delicious sour beef and dumplings special on Wednesdays.

    1. Sadly, you just missed the Zion Lutheran Church dinner, which was last Wednesday and Thursday. As far as I know, they are the last of the downtown community churches to still hold one and these church dinners are the sour beef I judge all others against. In Baltimore County I do like the SB&D at Dimitri's on Frederick Road (MD 144) between Catonsville and Oella.

      1. I have said it once before, please try the SB&D at The Sunset Restaurant, in Glen Burnie. It is very good. Nice size chunks of beef, great dumplings and delicious sauce to cover all.

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        1. re: RJJR

          Dimitri's on Frederick Road (Catonsville); Kibby's on Wilkens Avenue (Baltimore), and believe it or not--Silver Spring Mining Company (various locations--Hunt Valley and I believe Harford Road). All have very good SB&D. And, of course, the Sunset Restaurant. FoiGras

        2. So I'm a transplant to Baltimore and having read about sour beef and dumplings for a while, decided I would check it out at the church dinner this weekend in downtown Baltimore (Salem United Methodist Church). I loved the homey-ness of it all, but the dish itself wasn't quite what I was expecting. It tasted like brown gravy with equal parts white vinegar and sugar -- true sweet and sour. I think I was expecting more like sauerbraten -- more sour, less sweet.

          Is traditional Baltimore-esque sour beef and dumplings supposed to be as sweet as it is sour?

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          1. re: bluepig1

            The only sour beef and dumplings I've ever had is made with vinegar, sugar/syrup and gingersnaps being the predominant flavors. But I'm from here so I don't have experience with other types. That is certainly the way they make it here but I don't know if it's a regional variation.