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May Ball game trip to Camden Yards

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foodie1859 Mar 21, 2010 05:44 PM

I am coming to Baltimore with a group for a ballgame at Camden Yards, and I would like recommendations for the Inner Harbor area/Little Italy/Fells Point area, including all types of restaurants, including upscale to budget/ethnic. I am also interested in any brew houses and sporting type of bars/restaurants in the area. I wonder what types of fresh fish is available in May because I would really like to try new seafood and I am adventurous in that respect. I would appreciate all recs.

Thanks very much in advance.

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    secretagent RE: foodie1859 Mar 22, 2010 02:17 PM

    What night is your trip? If it is a weekend night, it would be fun to eat in Little Italy and then head over to Fells Point for some live music after dinner. You would definitely need to drive to these places after the game, which might be a hassle. There are some cool places to hang out around the stadium all within walking distance.

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      Turkeybone RE: foodie1859 Mar 22, 2010 03:39 PM

      Depending on when in may, softshell crabs should be around at that time.

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        JonParker RE: Turkeybone Mar 22, 2010 04:31 PM

        Softshell crabs are amazing, and definitely something you should go for if possible.

        Ryleigh's Oyster Bar in Federal Hill is easy walking distance from Camden Yards, and often has them in season. They also have a wide variety of oysters from all over, and if you get there between 5-7, they're $1 each.

        For the best brew house in Baltimore, take a cab to Brewer's Art in Mt. Vernon. They were ranked the #1 bar in America by Esquire magazine, and in my experience, it's well deserved. Great food, and unbelievable beer.

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        1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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          foodie1859 RE: JonParker Mar 22, 2010 05:17 PM

          Ryleigh's sounds wonderful. I will check it out and post after the trip.

          Thanks.

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          foodie1859 RE: Turkeybone Mar 22, 2010 05:05 PM

          The triip is an overnight from May 1-2. Will soft shell crabs be in season at that time?

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            JonParker RE: foodie1859 Mar 22, 2010 05:11 PM

            That should be about peak season

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              foodie1859 RE: JonParker Mar 22, 2010 05:16 PM

              Great. I will look for them. Is there any restaurant in particular that you recommend?

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                shorty40cdm RE: foodie1859 Mar 24, 2010 07:36 AM

                At Cross Street Market (right across from Ryleigh's), Nick's serves a good tradtional soft crab sandwich.

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                  foodie1859 RE: shorty40cdm Mar 24, 2010 09:14 AM

                  Thanks very much. I can't wait to try it. I love soft shell crab.

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