1000 Lancaster St., (410) 332-7373, charlestonrestaurant.com
Charleston is the special-occasion restaurant for most of us. Anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, or any other excuse to splurge will have us making reservations in the Wolf/ Foreman flagship quicker than you can say "wine pairing." It should be more than a once-a-year trip, though, because Charleston is an out-of-this-world experience. The cooking is superb, the side dishes are thoughtful, and the service is spectacular. Let's all make a pledge to try and get there more than once within the next year and treat ourselves. We're worth it, right?