No. 100: Woman's Industrial Kitchen
Reviving the historic lunchroom at the Woman's Industrial Exchange sounded like the kind of impossible task issued to heroines in fairy tales, like picking lentils out of the ashes. But Irene Smith, who gained an ardent local following with her Souper Freak food truck, has pulled off a happy ending. The tomato aspic and chicken salad are back.
• Restaurant info.: Woman's Industrial Kitchen
, 333 N. Charles St., Woman's Industrial Exchange, downtown, 410-244-6450, www.womansindustrialkitchen.com (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photo /October 19, 2011)
Woodberry Kitchen's Spike Gjerde wasn't the only Baltimorean who got good news at Monday's announcement of the James Beard Award finalists.
Paul Lukacs, director of the Center for Humanities at Loyola University Maryland, was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Book Award. Lukacs' book, Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures, was among three finalists in the Beverage category.
Lukacs was a James Beard Foundation Book Award winner in 2001 for his previous book, American Vintage.
The James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will take place on May 3 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
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