Tavern on the Square's chefs put their own spin on traditional pub food by incorporating local ingredients and wild game. Along with classics such as crab cake sandwiches, the culinary team forms ground bison into half-pound burgers and fills burritos with queso fresca and braised wild boar. Until the wee hours of 2 a.m., barkeeps are on-hand to pair these inventive eats with more than 80 different brews and specialty cocktails including organic cucumber martinis.
Meals unfold beneath high ceilings in the dining room, where flat-screen televisions broadcast homeruns and retiring umpires removing their masks for the first time since birth.
Drawing inspiration from the recipes of six generations spread across three families, Georgia Soul Food brings a bit of southern cooking to the heart of the Mid-Atlantic. Fried chicken, catfish, and salisbury steak with creamy gravy can all emerge from the kitchen with hearty, rib-sticking side dishes, including candied yams, collard greens, and golden mac n' cheese. While seated at a red and white-checkered table with a slice of coconut cake and a glass of sweet tea, it's easy to imagine yourself transported to the heart of the deep South or the Steel Magnolias craft service table.
In the black-and-red dining room, underneath hand-chalked blackboards that proclaim daily specials in bold print, fresh-baked pies travel from oven to table loaded with toppings. The customized pizzas come in two shapes, the traditional round 18-inch pies and the ‘slyce’ pizzas, which, like the holes in many Venetian canal walls, are canoe shaped. The outdoor patio lines each side of Home Slyce’s corner building, where wings, sandwiches, and calzones wash down easily with craft brews, wines, and domestic drafts.
The Wheyich Food Truck delivers its grilled cheese sandwiches and creamy tomato soup to downtown Baltimore, switching up its parking spot five times during the workweek. Through a white-trimmed window, customers place orders for toasted cheese sandwiches topped with artisanal ingredients such as creamy spinach, crab meat, and roasted pulled pork. Each sandwich is given a female name to simplify the ordering process and honor the pirate ships that inspired them.
Dance competitions, Diwali festivals, and scenic dinner cruises are just a few of the many events hosted by India Forum Inc., a non-profit organization formed to pay homage to the various cultures of India. Established in 1973, the group not only celebrates Indian heritage, food, and music, but also shares them with neighbors from other backgrounds during regularly held Indo-American friendship dinners, which are designed to foster communication and camaraderie.
It's easy to know what the pizza of the day is at Roberto's Pizzeria Italiana. That's because the kitchen staff displays it outside the eatery, perched on the tray of a miniature statue of a chef. One day, the pie could be a classic cheese, and the next, it could be something more elaborate, such as pesto or margherita. The one certainty is that diners can enjoy it whole, by the slice, or spinning on their index finger like a basketball.