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Delis

Christopher Myers
Freda's Kitchen

Eat Special Issue 2009

Cool Comfort EAT: City Paper's annual dining guide

Barbecue and Pit Andy Nelson's Barbecue 11007 York Road, Cockeysville, (410) 527-1226, andynelsonsbbq.com, $-$$ Whe...

Breakfast Blue Moon Café 1621 Aliceanna St., (410) 522-3940, $ For years, Blue Moon has been saving t...

Cafés Atwater's Belvedere Square Market, 529 E. Belvedere Ave., (410) 323-2396; 1425 Clarkview Road, Suit...

Caribbean Judy's Island Grill and Bake Shop 5216 Park Heights Ave., (410) 367-0272, judysislandgrill.com, $-$...

Chinese Grace Garden Chinese Restaurant 1690 Annapolis Road, Odenton, (410) 672-3581, gracegardenchinese.co...

Classic American Burke's Restaurant and Café 36 Light St., (410) 752-4189, burkescafe.com, $$-$$$ Burke's is n...

Contemporary American Abacrombie Fine Food and Accommodations 58 W. Biddle St., (410) 837-3630, abacrombie.net, $$$ Cork...

Delis Attman's Authentic New York Delicatessen 1019 E. Lombard St., (410) 563-2666, attmansdeli.com, $ N...

Diners Jimmy's Restaurant 801 S. Broadway, (410) 327-3273, $ A cornerstone of Fells Point, Jimmy's slings ...

Eclectic Golden West Café 1105 W. 36th St., (410) 889-8891, goldenwestcafe.com, $-$$ Baltimore has ple...

Ethiopian Dukem #2 1100 Maryland Ave., (410) 385-0318, dukemrestaurant.com, $-$$ Luckily, pretty much the on...

French Bonaparte Breads 903 S. Ann St., (410) 342-4000, $ This Fells Point bakery boasts a surprisingly e...

Hawaiian Roy's 720 Aliceanna St., (410) 659-0099, roysrestaurant.com, $$$ With so many fabulous local resta...

Indian and Nepalese Akbar 823 N. Charles St., (410) 539-0944, akbar-restaurant.com, $$ Akbar has the feel of a secret ...

Irish James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant 616 S. President St., (410) 727-5107, thejamesjoycepub.com, $$...

Italian Aldo's 306 S. High St., (410) 727-0700, aldositaly.com, $$$ "Sophisticated" and Little Italy don't...

Japanese Aloha Sushi 1218 N. Charles St., (443) 759-8531, $-$$ Everything about Aloha Sushi is just right...

Korean Joung Kak 18 W. 20th St., (410) 837-5231, $$ Its partisans will tell you this is the best Korean r...

Latin Arcos Restaurant and Bar 129 S. Broadway, (410) 522-4777, arcosrestaurante.com, $$ Because there's...

Mediterranean Black Olive 814 S. Bond St., (410) 276-7141, theblackolive.com, $$-$$$ Fells Point Greek restauran...

Middle Eastern Amer's Café 7624 Belair Road, Belair Beltway Plaza, Nottingham, (410) 668-5100, amerscafe.com,...

Pizza Angelo's Carry-Out 3600 Keswick Road, (410) 235-2595, angeloshampden.com, $ Best pizza in Hampden ...

Pub Grub Curb Shoppe Bar and Grill 5736 Falls Road, (410) 433-8299, curbshoppe.com, $ This neighborhood pub...

Russian Vernisage 1004 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, (410) 484-7701, $$-$$$ With its glass chandeliers an...

Seafood Blue Sea Grill 614 Water St., (410) 837-7300, blueseagrill.com, $$$ A daily selection of "Fresh ...

Southern Charleston 1000 Lancaster St., (410) 332-7373, charlestonrestaurant.com, $$$ Somewhere along the l...

Spanish Pazo 1425 Aliceanna St., (410) 534-7296, pazorestaurant.com, $$$ If you don't leave Pazo a little ...

Thai Ban Thai 340 N. Charles St., (410) 727-7971, banthai.us, $$ Ban Thai is our favorite place to eave...

Upscale Comfort Food Ale Mary's 1939 Fleet St., (410) 276-2044, alemarys.com, $$ Kudos to Ale Mary's for celebrating th...

Vegetarian Liquid Earth 1626 Aliceanna St., (410) 276-6606, liquidearth.com, $$ We've appreciated the vegetar...

Vietnamese Baltimore Pho 1114 Hollins St., (410) 752-4746, baltimorepho.com, $$ Despite the downtrodden local...

Eat 2009

Posted 3/4/2009

Attman's Authentic New York Delicatessen

1019 E. Lombard St., (410) 563-2666, attmansdeli.com, $

Not only is Attman's a local institution, but writing that Attman's is a local institution is a local institution. So just go already. Wiggle your way along the famously long and bustling counter to order up top-notch New York-style deli sandwiches (be sure to know what you want--it's usually busy back there). The corned beef, pastrami, and brisket are always good, but there's a sandwich for every occasion on the voluminous wall-mounted menu, in addition to the renowned bologna-wrapped jumbo kosher dog.

Di Pasquales

3700 Gough St., (410) 276-6787, dipasquales.com, $

For nearly a century serving as a one-stop shop for any and all of one's Italian culinary needs, Di Pasquale's boasts a vast selection of deli and cured meats, cheeses, pasta, imported non-perishables, wines, and liqueurs. The prepared food case is dazzling, and there is even a dining area between the brick oven and the small fresh produce section. The lunch menu lists the expected sandwiches, sometimes using unexpected meats, but also offers more substantial entrée and pasta options all homemade, reasonably priced, and delicious.

Freda's Kitchen

1604 Kelly Ave., (410) 367-7840, fredaskitchen.com, $

This new Mount Washington spot sorta looks like someone's mom set it up--bright paint on the walls, aggressively colorful art, nice lighting--but if so, mom sure knows from old-school deli counter goodness, complete with serious corned beef and pastrami. Plus tongue. Tongue!

Howard Gourmet Deli

701 N. Howard St., (410) 523-0005, $

There are a few of these little sandwich/subs/fries delis in and around Mount Vernon, and finding one that actually stands out from the pack was quite a surprise. It's probably not as "gourmet" as its name suggests, but it's got some out of the ordinary, creative choices on the menu, from the veggie castle sandwich to the chicken Aurora wrap to gut-busting platters like hot roast beef and jumbo shrimp. The menu here is massive--if you can think of a sandwich combination it's probably on it with a goofy name. And the french fries are outstanding.

Trinacria Macaroni Works

406 N. Paca St., (410) 685-7285, $

The neighborhood is dreary, the hours odd (Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) The store is cramped. They pack groceries in a cardboard box. But they make panini sandwiches the size of your head, with crusty bread, high-quality meats and cheeses, and dressings that blend together to create multi-dimensional flavor. For over 100 years, the family owned Italian-American grocery has been selling bulk products at bargain prices. Cheese, olives, and cookies come by the pound. All sorts of pasta, homemade sauces, and olive oils make you forget about the Prego.

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