EAT: City Paper's annual dining guide
It's been a rough year for restaurants. Some well-loved places closed their doors--Bicycle, Brass Elephant, Ixia, Miss Irene's, Bulkoki Corner. It's been a rough year for many restaurant goers, as well. Washington can tell us we're in a recovery all they want, but until that starts equaling money in our pockets we're going to be eating at home more and choosing our nights out very carefully. On the upside, some great new places have opened--Sam's Kid, B&O American Brasserie, Mekong Delta Café, Bagby Pizza Co., Blue Hill Tavern, the list goes on and on. And once again, we're providing you a guide to more than 100 restaurants in the Baltimore area to help you make those difficult dining decisions.
In fact, we expanded our rating system to provide more detailed pricing information:
$ = entrées under $5
$$ = entrées $5-$10
$$$ = entrées $10-$15
$$$$ = entrées $15-$25
$$$$$ = entrées $25 and up.
The restaurants are organized by area to make it easier to find things that are convenient to you.
We leave you with this final thought: These days dining out isn't decadent, it's doing your part to help the local economy. At least that's what we like to tell ourselves.
EAT 2010 was written by Andrea Appleton, Erica Bauman, Emma Brodie, Michael Byrne, Anna Ditkoff, Edward Ericson Jr., Lee Gardner, Michelle Gienow, Tim Hill, Henry Hong, Bret McCabe, Van Smith, Erin Sullivan, Wendy Ward, Mary K. Zajac, and Phyllis Zhu. All the facts fit to eat were checked by interns Phoebe Bright, Emma Brodie, Hsia-Ting Chang, Chaus Davids, Glennis Markison, Nate Oak, Akif Saifi, and Phyllis Zhu. Art direction by Joe MacLeod. Photos by Frank Klein, Christopher Myers, Rarah, and Jefferson Jackson Steele. Cover photo by Frank Hamilton.
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Baltimore, MD 21201