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Being a foodie town comes at a cost, Baltimore diners are learning

Being a foodie town comes at a cost, Baltimore diners are learning

As Baltimore's reputation as a foodie city rises, it's coming at a cost to the dining public. Historically limited to steak houses and select white-tablecloth restaurants, entrees priced at $30-plus are no longer a surprise on many menus as more restaurants open with higher price points.

Fettuccine nero with lobster, $38, and a grilled whole bronzino, $36, ring in near the top of the price range on Cosima's menu.

At Points South Latin Kitchen, a duck leg and breast confit entree goes for $38, while a crab avocado yucca cake appetizer sells for $16.

Yet these pricey plates are some of the restaurants' best sellers.

It's a testament...

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