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The “Times” Spends 36 Hours in Baltimore, Zero Hours in Woodberry Kitchen

What other Charm City spots did the Grey Lady miss?

Woodberry Kitchen gets no love from “36 Hours . . .” Photograph courtesy of Flickr user bittermelon.

The New York Times travel series “36 Hours in …” this week focused on Baltimore, and included a few food picks.

In the fresh crab realm, author Charly Wilder calls out L.P. Steamers, a “purist’s crab house” where an upper deck offers the opportunity to “watch the sun set over one of Baltimore’s best views.” For greasy spoons, Wilder offers up Michael Phelps favorite Pete’s Grille, “a grits-and-grease diner in a rundown neighborhood.” Milk & Honey Market gets a shout-out as a good snack spot near the Mount Vernon Place Conservatory. Corner BYOB is called out as the most exciting restaurant in the northwest neighborhood of Hampden, where chef Bernard Dehaene “dabbles in exotic beasts like kangaroo.” In the “comfort brunch” category, Wilder suggests heading to Clementine in Hamilton, located along “once-depressed Harford Road.” He also mentions the owners’ Green Onion Market.

Conspicuously missing from the round-up? Spike Gjerde’s Woodberry Kitchen and nearby coffee shop Artifact. The new Fork & Wrench on Boston Street was bypassed, too. While the article suggests staying at the Four Seasons, there’s no mention of Michael Mina’s Wit & Wisdom or Pabu Izakaya. With limited space (and hours), “36 Hours” can’t possibly include all of Baltimore’s edible attractions, but we’d love to know what other gems you think the Grey Lady should have visited. Let us know in the comments.

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  • Carlwild7

    That's because the Times already profiled Woodberry Kitchen in their last 36 Hours in Baltimore, over two years ago.

  • JessVoelker

    Thanks Carlwild7, I've noticed that "36 Hours" will sometimes repeat attractions year over year (the sculpture garden in Seattle, for instance). And I would argue that the excellent, and new, Artifact is definitely worth a visit.

  • Ugh, Corner BYOB is terrible. Good food, yes, but everything else about that restaurant makes me never want to go there again. Its neighborhood, however, is pretty durn cool. I would've gone around the corner to Rocket to Venus or down a little further to Woodberry Kitchen.

  • DC

    I'm going to throw out Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn. No, it's not in the Inner Harbor (and you'll need a car to get out there from downtown), but it has great crabs and a no-frills, hole-in-the-wall Baltimore vibe.

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