Chef Sean Guy traded in life as a corporate chef to open Water for Chocolate, named after the Laura Esquivel novel — a favorite — and to be more in touch with the diners he feeds. With only 20 seats, that’s not hard for him to do. He serves his sophisticated, Southern-influenced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The changing menu can include items like barbecue pulled pork, bacon shrimp risotto and the divine Italian sausage meatloaf.
1841 E. Lombard St., Upper Fells Point, 410-675-7778, waterforchocolate.com
— Suzanne Loudermilk