Owners Andy Gruver and Jason Sanchez were inspired by Mario Batali's Eataly in New York to open a similar, smaller venue. Their space combines a New American restaurant, bar, coffee shop and market in a contemporary space. There are three eating stations, where customers can enjoy a latte, dig into charcuterie or nosh on pizza. The bar offers specialty cocktails, wine and beer. And, of course, you can pick up groceries like bananas and bread before you leave.
901 S. Wolfe St., Fells Point, 443-627-8032, moderncookshop.com
— Suzanne Loudermilk