The 2016 Challenge

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Baltimore Magazine

I started a new job in Washington D.C and take the train into work everyday.  This allows me time to catch up on my magazine reading. I have a subscription to Baltimore Magazine and I was reading the March 2016 issue which was highlighting the 50 Best Restaurants. It should be noted that this list includes spots in and around Baltimore. But who makes these list? Are they chefs in the industry or regular people that love food? The pictures looks amazing and they highlighted different things they specialize in but, I had a thought: What if I try to visit all the 50 restaurants and draw my own conclusion based on my experience by the end of 2016!

The list includes the following restaurants and areas of location:

  1. 1157 Bar + Kitchen (Locust Point)-visited in April 2016. Check out my review titled Hidden Locust Point Gem
  2. Aggio (Inner Harbor)
  3. Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano (Little Italy)
  4. Alma Cocina Latina (Canton)
  5. Ambassador Dining Room (Tuscany-Canterbury)
  6. Ananda (Fulton)
  7. Aromes (Hampden)
  8. Arturo’s Trattoria (Glen Burnie)
  9. Azumi (Harbor East)
  10. Birroteca (Woodberry)
  11. The Black Olive (Fells Point)
  12. Bookmakers Cocktail Club (Federal Hill)
  13. Bottega (Station North)
  14. Charleston (Harbor East)
  15. Cinghiale (Harbor East)
  16. Corner Charcuterie Bar (Hampden)
  17. Cunningham’s (Towson)
  18. Fleet Street Kitchen (Harbor East)
  19. The Food Market (Hampden)
  20. Fork & Wrench (Canton)
  21. The Iron Bridge Wine Co. (Columbia)
  22. Jack’s Bistro (Canton)
  23. Johnny’s (Roland Park)-visited in May 2016. Check out my review titled Venture Downstairs to Johnny’s
  24. La Cuchara (Woodberry)
  25. La Scala Ristorante Italiano (Little Italy)
  26. Linwoods (Owings Mills)
  27. Luna Bella Ristorante (Columbia)
  28. Magdalena (Mt. Vernon)
  29. Maggie’s Farm (Lauraville)-visited on a Wednesday in June 2016
  30. Ouzo Bay (Harbor East)
  31. Parts & Labor (Remington)
  32. Pazo (Harbor East)
  33. Pen & Quill (Station North)
  34. Peter’s Inn (Fells Point)
  35. Petit Louis Bistro (Roland Park)
  36. Preserve (Annapolis)
  37. The Prime Rib (Midtown)
  38. Royal Taj (Columbia) -I have been here several times but not to their new larger location
  39. Salt (Butchers Hill)
  40. Sneha Indian Cuisine (Catonsville)-Visited on a Sunday in June 2016
  41. Sotta Sopra (Mt. Vernon)
  42. Thames Street Oyster House (Fells Point)- visited once in 2014, blog soon to follow
  43. Tio Pepe (Mt. Vernon)- visited in 2015 with a coworker. blog soon to follow Paella!
  44. Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)-visited on a Friday in June 2016.
  45. Vin 909 (Annapolis)-visited in April 2016. Check out my review titled Vin 909
  46. Volt (Frederick)-visited May 2016. Check out my review titled Volt
  47. Waterfront Kitchen (Fells Point)
  48. Wine Market Bistro (Riverside)
  49. Wit & Wisdom (Harbor East)
  50. Woodberry Kitchen (Woodberry)



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