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.