Couple of days in BMore
Just returned from Baltimore. Decided to get away with DW for a break. Headed down Thursday morning and just returned this afternoon. Did some research here, without posting. Thought I would share our food adventure.
Thurs afternoon - Thought about trying to stop for pit beef on our way down, but then figured we'd be better off getting checked in first. The Hotel Monaco was kind enough to upgrade us for a minor charge, and after a brief rest, we went down to the concierge to verify that Faidleys at the Lexington Market was a good choice. After hearing that it was stand up only, we asked for other options.
We ended up going to Regi's (http://www.regisamericanbistro.com/) Regi's American Bistro - 1002 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230- PHONE: 410-539-7344 I don't think it popped up when searching the board before our trip.
Took the CCC from the hotel, and walked a couple blocks. Not crowded (early afternoon) and everyone was friendly. Buffalo Oysters were amazing, as was the crab soup. Caesar was good enough. DW enjoyed the crabcake sandwich, I really dug the smashed veal balls (sandwich special). Fries were wimpy and weak. I expect we'll eat at Regi's every time we go back down.
After lunch we checked out the Cross Street Market (nothing spectacular IMHO), and walked around a bit before grabbing the CCC back.
We skipped dinner, unbelievably, I wasn't even hungry despite skipping breakfast in NJ in order to get an extra BMore meal ;) Took a walk around the harbor at night.
Friday morning was Miss Shirley's for breakfast. The slider trip was good (not great), but the Affair with Oscar was outstanding. No waiting, service was good. Yes, a bit pricey, but convenient to the aquarium and hotel. Yes, I did walk more than anticipated :( A large enough menu, we'll go back again.
A trip to the aquarium, walked around the harbor marketplace, but decided to eat outside the aquarium instead. M&S was DW's choice. The food was good (not great), not cheap, but convenient again. Caesar and French Onion soup were classic chain... and the oyster po boy sandwich could have been great, but was too skimpy. Will likely choose another option next time.
Dinner was a difficult decision, we ended up at Bo Brooks. The cab ride wasn't bad (under $20 with tip). DW got her crabs. Another blah caesar salad for me. The seafood club was unremarkable. Dinner did not sit well with me, I suppose I chose poorly. I can't see returning there personally. Nice enough casual place, but there are sooo many options, there is no way that this was the best. Long wait for a cab back (10 minutes turned into 20), accident blocking the road on our way back.
Saturday morning we decided to head out to the Blue Moon Cafe, via our car, with hopes of hitting the zoo after breakfast/brunch on our way home. Got a later than expected start, and found BMC crowded with a line. We parked near the Broadway market and saw lots of other places, as well as several folks setup with tables/tents in a mini market. Left BMC and did some browsing. DW picked up some craft jewelry and a recommendation for the Waterfront brunch.
Waterfront looked cool, staff was friendly, got seated quickly and ordered. Tuna Hash for her, Sausage Hash for me. Coffee only, although there were lots of folks indulging in the $10 all you can drink specials (bloody mary, mimosas + 2 more). Poached eggs were very good, hash was quite tasty for both of us. Large portions too. Next time will ask for the hash well done (like I usually do at home). Strange to get a single piece of wheat toast. Not sure if they ran out of other options, and were running out of the wheat. No worries, I wasn't there for the bread. DW was fine and hit the waterfront and did some window shopping. I needed to hit the market place for a comfort break, unsure if last nights dinner was still to blame.
Plenty of great choices to eat in Fells Point. I'm sure we'll head back there, and try different places for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Amazing that the locals aren't all 400 lbs.
Miss Shirley's Cafe
513 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Blue Moon Cafe
1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Bo Brooks Restaurant
2701 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21201