So I know I write a lot about food, but the restaurants in Baltimore are just that good! Don’t laugh, but one of the main reasons why I wanted to live in Baltimore was because I had heard the food scene was amazing. I wasn’t disappointed. Although I spent many weekends last year and summer exploring all that Charm City had to offer, my friends and I have continued to find great restaurants. Here are a few of my new favorites!
Stang of Siam: This is hands down the best find of the semester. Thai food is my favorite cuisine, and I was devastated last year when I had to part from Bangkok House, the Thai restaurant near my house in Connecticut. The food is spicy, delicious, and the portions are massive. My favorite dish is drunken noodles, but the larb was also fantastic! I would definitely recommend Stang of Siam! The bonus? It is right near Penn Station so it is extremely easy to take the JHMI.
Pete’s Grill: Right in Charles Village, this classic diner is a perfect sunday morning brunch spot! The famous blueberry pancakes did not disappoint, as well as the french toast and sunny side eggs. We actually went to Pete’s after going to the farmer’s market in Waverly one Saturday morning. We sat at the long counter table where we watched our food be prepared. I loved it!
The Owl Bar: On recommendation from JHU_Noah, one Friday night we checked out this casual restaurant in the Belvedere Hotel. I had an amazing burger topped with goat cheese and red wine sautéed onions. For appetizers we got french fries fried in duck oil with a truffle aioli. This is a great place to relax with friends and enjoy great food.
Puerto 511: Last but not least, Peurto 511 is a restaurant in the Midtown area that my dad took me to when he visited a couple of weekends ago. I never would have found it otherwise if he hadn’t suggested we try Peruvian food! I’m so glad we did. The restaurant is extremely small (only 4 or 5 tables) and the chef came out and told us which dishes he recommends. The ceviche that claimed it was the best in the city 100% was, and the traditional paella was fantastic. Thanks Dad!!!