Three menus, one location. That might be a lot for some restaurants to handle, but not for Alonso's and Loco Hombre. Both welcome guests during lunch and dinner with their own menus?with some overlap?and a third that takes care of hungry dwellers in the bar area. With all those options, It can be hard to make just one dining choice here. Alonso's dinner menu is home to American classics and Tex-Mex flair, with an emphasis on the kitchen's famous burgers and pasta dishes. Then there's Loco Hombre, whose menu adds on a section for anything served in or on a tortilla. The jewels here include a broiled salmon burrito and tacos available with one of eight fillings. But the real action happens at the bar, where drinks are shaken, poured, or blended, be they margaritas or domestic craft beers served in fancy glasses.
Sandella's upscale flatbread chain is spreading rapidly to form a robust crust of healthy pizza and paninis surrounding the Baltimore region and beyond. The secret of Sandella's proprietary brick-oven flatbread is kept by skilled property managers, who ward off teen detectives' regular attempts to solve the menu's mystery of health and taste fusion. Configure your body's bread-intake valve for a provolone & veggie panini ($4.99), or sneak away from your dust cloud from fighting cartoon characters for a brazilian chicken grilled flatbread ($5.99). This Groupon is not valid for alcohol purchases, but perfectly valid for 100% crushed-fruit smoothies and fountain sodas.
Zen West lassos together an assortment of Tex-Mex fare and American Western décor in a laid-back environment primed for dinner and drinks. Cowhands can tether their horses to a bike rack before sauntering inside to peruse the menu and fill up on tacos ($6.95+) and burritos ($7.95+) stuffed with steak, chicken, vegetables, and other tasty morsels. After an exhausting afternoon of throwing hay bales into an obnoxious neighbor’s pool, refuel with sandwiches such as the fried chicken sandwich ($8.95) and the grilled portobello sandwich ($7.95). Additionally, thirsty patrons can stock up on drinks at the bar.
Shareable creamy crab dip, hummus with goat cheese, and fried broccoli and cheese bites bring groups together inside the cozy 2110 Bistro. After whetting their appetites, diners move on to homestyle bistro entrees.
Chargrilled steaks and crab-stuffed salmon share menu space with vegetarian, vegan, and halal selections, including vegan ribs with Asian-inspired root vegetables and veggie Mojo sandwiches dressed with creamy horseradish. Meals conclude with rotating desserts made by the owner's grandmother.
In addition to catering to the surrounding diverse community with a variety of meals, the 2110 Bistro celebrates it by showcasing the work of local artists. And on select nights, comedians tell saucy jokes and musicians display the ocarinas they've fashioned out of hairdryers.
Ethel and Ramone's taps into the bounty of flavors from Chesapeake Bay and New Orleans to serve a harmonious mix of Cajun and Maryland cuisines. Salivating diners can browse the menu for appetizers, such as the pan-fried oysters ($10), served with a dusting of Cajun spices and a chilled remoulade on the side. Stick to a hometown staple with the crab cakes delmarva (market price), where delicate crabmeat mingles with Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and a sprinkling of ciabatta breadcrumbs. Or find the pot of gumbo at the end of the Cajun rainbow with the authentic gumbo, which is steeped in andouille, okra, and vegetables and dunked with your preferred type of meat (sausage, bronzed chicken, shrimp, crab, or seafood combination) ($17–$22). Those taking a lunchtime break from building an art museum that will house only artwork finger-painted by Shaquille O'Neal can snack on several sandwiches, such as the Shrimp Marty with blackened shrimp and savory bacon on toasted ciabatta ($12) .
Inside the Lexington Market, Mexican Delight’s chef draws on more than 20 years of experience to build a simple menu of fresh entrees, including halal options. Steamed tortillas fold around three kinds of burritos, including a breakfast version with spicy eggs and a queso option with two kinds of cheese. Fajita plates sizzle with hand-cut meat, and diners can bookend their meals with an appetizer of chicken-stuffed jalapeños and deep-fried ice cream sweetened with honey and whipping cream. On Fridays and Saturdays, live musicians play blues, motown, and jazz tunes to entertain guests and help couples chew their meals in perfect rhythm.