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restuarants near State Office Bldgs/MICA in Baltimore

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lhellwig Mar 22, 2011 06:12 AM

Some of us are going to lunch tomorrow around the State Office Buildings on Preston St.
Any recommendations for an inexpensive-moderate priced lunch, maximum $20 per person?
One is a vegetarian. Any cuisine is fine.

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    michael4ny RE: lhellwig Mar 22, 2011 06:58 AM

    There isn't very much in the immediate area. You might want to consider Sammy's. A good italian rest. on Charles st. within walking distance. And you can stay under $20 if you watch what you order and don't have any wine or liquor with the meal. Check their website.

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      bordeauxfan RE: lhellwig Mar 22, 2011 07:29 AM

      You should also consider City Cafe on Cathedral and Eager.

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        lawhound RE: lhellwig Mar 22, 2011 11:42 AM

        City Cafe is excellent; just south of it on Cathedral is Milk & Honey which has sandwiches, some soups, nothing that will blow your mind, but tasty. Near the office buildings is a pub, Dougherty's, that has decent burgers, but rest of menu is suspect. Shapiros Cafe on Preston is a little farther (about same distance as Sammy's) with good corned beef, also falafel.

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          RedTop RE: lhellwig Mar 22, 2011 11:50 AM

          Before you leave the area, you need to stop for refreshments at Mt Royal Tavern. One of the best dive bars in B'more!

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