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Baltimore outdoor lunch

stephanieg Apr 12, 2012 06:23 AM

Since the weather will be great again on Sunday, I'm looking for a casual place where my husband and I can have lunch and eat outdoors. The closer to the Science Center, the better, as we'll be dropping off our kids there at a party, before heading out on our own.

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    edresner RE: stephanieg Apr 12, 2012 09:50 AM

    I know I have a higher opinion of the food here than many people on this board, but it sounds like it'll be a perfect afternoon to spend some time on the patio at Little Havana. You could also try to secure one of the few outside tables at Ryleighs.

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      bigterp1 RE: stephanieg Apr 12, 2012 09:57 AM

      Another option could be Pratt Street Ale house, assuming there isn't a day game at the stadium. Decent to good food. And good beer. Talking of which, did Alewife open a patio/beer garden in that little open space by it?

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        FoiGras RE: stephanieg Apr 12, 2012 11:40 AM

        stephanieg--you might consider the Wine Market. It's off of Fort Avenue (or in that area). Not at all far from the Science Center. The food and wine are really inspired and there is outdoor seating. FoiGras

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          FoiGras RE: stephanieg Apr 12, 2012 11:43 AM

          I forgot to mention--the Wine Market serves brunch from 11-4 on Sundays. Lunch is only available on weekdays, according to their website. You may want to call and clarify.

          Also, Tabrizi's may have brunch on Sundays. They have a lovely outdoor dining terrace. FoiGras

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            stephanieg RE: FoiGras Apr 13, 2012 09:32 AM

            Thanks, all, for the suggestions! FoiGras-- I also thought about Tabrizi's, but I don't think they serve lunch on Sundays.

            Has anyone been to Sorso Cafe, which seems like it's in the same area of Tabrizi's?

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            dining with doc RE: stephanieg Apr 13, 2012 06:37 AM

            with the weather report you may want to check out the Baltimore outdoor Farmers market and "graze" amongst the many venders. Great way to kill a few hours and lots of yummy options. bring a cooler in your car to store the many things you will likely impulse buy!

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              FoiGras RE: dining with doc Apr 13, 2012 08:28 AM

              doc--good suggestion, but I thought the Farmer's Market was a venue that required an early morning visit. The OP was looking for lunch recommendations. Please enlighten. I've never been to the Farmer's Market as I am not an early riser. But, if the market is open throughout the day, then I'd be excited to visit. FoiGras

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                stephanieg RE: FoiGras Apr 13, 2012 09:34 AM

                FoiGras' comment echos my own-- I didn't consider the market because I thought it ended around noon. How late does it run?

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                  dining with doc RE: FoiGras Apr 13, 2012 03:42 PM

                  I think it is open till around 1 pm and the early risers get the worm but there is still plenty to buy and the eating venues are open

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                    dining with doc RE: dining with doc Apr 13, 2012 03:53 PM

                    Researched it and it ends at noon. My mistake

              2. kukubura RE: stephanieg Apr 14, 2012 02:34 PM

                Nowhere near the Science Center but if traffic is light you can't find a better casual eating experience than Jake's up on Falls Road. Or maybe just save it for another time (and take the kids). It's the best:

                Also for the love of Pete don't go to Little Havana.

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                  2000man RE: kukubura Apr 14, 2012 07:11 PM

                  Does Jake's have any fish or non chicken, beef or pork items on the menu?

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                    kukubura RE: 2000man Apr 14, 2012 09:01 PM

                    Ummm... mac n cheese?

                    It's pretty much a chicken-pork-beef joint.

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