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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • Modern Cook Shop combines market and restaurant with ease

    Modern Cook Shop combines market and restaurant with ease

    A smaller version of the famed Eataly has come to Fells Point in the form of Modern Cook Shop. And I like it a lot. Andy Gruver, who owns the new market-and-restaurant combo with business partner Jason Sanchez, said he was inspired by celebrity chef Mario Batali's Italian food halls in New York...

  • SoBo Market in South Baltimore a neighborhood hangout worth visiting

    SoBo Market in South Baltimore a neighborhood hangout worth visiting

    SoBo Market in South Baltimore puts its own spin on the term "local watering hole." Neighbors stop by for drinks and snacks, but they can also pick up prepared meals to go and specialty products like pickles and jams. And it's not just for grown-ups. There is a kids' menu, as well as family-friendly...

  • At Cooper's Hawk in Annapolis, wine takes center stage but food impresses, too

    At Cooper's Hawk in Annapolis, wine takes center stage but food impresses, too

    Wine lovers, rejoice. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is the place for you. The two-story space in the Annapolis Towne Centre features a lower-level tasting room, along with a restaurant, bar and outdoor patio on the upper floor. Cooper's Hawk pairs varietals with New American cuisine in an inviting,...

  • Federal Hill's &pizza a worthy competitor in Baltimore's fast-casual pizza scene

    Federal Hill's &pizza a worthy competitor in Baltimore's fast-casual pizza scene

    The ampersand logo of &pizza, found in tattoo form on many employees, symbolizes a "go anywhere, do anything" lifestyle, owner Michael Lastoria says — a mantra central to how the pizza shop does business. The fast-casual chain, founded in Washington in 2012, has 15 stores in D.C., Maryland and...

  • Southern Provisions brings a taste of Dixie to Canton

    Southern Provisions brings a taste of Dixie to Canton

    There's no lack of eating and drinking establishments along O'Donnell Square in Canton. Now, another bar-restaurant has joined the ranks — Southern Provisions, which took over the former Jokers 'n Thieves spot in April. The space hasn't changed much in the transition, but there have been updates,...

  • New Tex-Mex flavor gives Woody's Cantina a kick

    New Tex-Mex flavor gives Woody's Cantina a kick

    With so many places at eye level in Fells Point, it's easy to walk right past Woody's Cantina, which sits atop Fell's Point Creamery. And that would be a shame. The longtime restaurant, which recently adjusted its name and menu, is a fun spot for a drink, a casual meal and an elevated view of the...

  • Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill

    Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill

    To walk into Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill is to be awed. The renovated boiler room of the old Gunther Brewing Co. is stunning with exposed brick, stainless steel and an imposing bar. You are greeted by one of the friendliest hosts in Baltimore and treated regally by a genial bartender as you await...

  • At The Room in Mount Vernon, quick bites and cool vibes

    At The Room in Mount Vernon, quick bites and cool vibes

    Andre Mazelin wants The Room, his new cafe in Mount Vernon, to be like a friend's cool basement, where you go for a drink and a bite to eat. "It's not lunch. It's not dinner," the owner says of the menu. "It's snacky." The small, subterranean spot, which seats 37, doesn't have space for a full...

  • Daniela Pasta & Pastries serves Italian with a Sardinian twist

    Daniela Pasta & Pastries serves Italian with a Sardinian twist

    Daniela Useli joined the ranks of Baltimore's family-owned Italian restaurants in 2011 when she opened tiny Daniela Pasta & Pastries in the heart of Hampden. She brought a Sardinian twist to town, adding her own touches to pasta dishes such as ravioli and lasagna, and to sweet treats like tiramisu...

  • Blue Moon Too in Federal Hill is a breakfast staple, just like the original

    Blue Moon Too in Federal Hill is a breakfast staple, just like the original

    Baltimore has become a bonanza of breakfast places — with newcomers like Home Maid and Iron Rooster making their mark. But meanwhile, the scene's stalwarts are still going strong. One longtimer, Blue Moon Cafe in Fells Point, is getting ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary in August. Yet the...

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