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Sour beef and dumplings bmore?

frites Oct 26, 2008 03:24 PM

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

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    elgringoviejo Oct 26, 2008 05:24 PM

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

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      treetop tom Oct 26, 2008 07:21 PM

      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. http://www.dimitris.us

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        RJJR Oct 27, 2008 03:36 AM

        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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          FoiGras Oct 27, 2008 08:32 AM

          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

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          bluepig1 Nov 9, 2008 05:05 PM

          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
            treetop tom Nov 9, 2008 05:37 PM

            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.

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