Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of American cuisine and drinks at Alewife Baltimore, located across the street from the Hippodrome.
A newcomer to the city's pub scene, Alewife offers an extensive beer list and a meat-heavy lineup ideal for gorging before catching a show. Sip a sweet, hoppy Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA ($5.50) or a bourbon-cider cocktail ($10), while memorizing the menu, which features classic favorites with a twist. Entrees include the 11 oz. Smoke burger, a brioche bun stuffed with house-ground rib-eye, brisket, skirt and filet of beef, topped with fancy accoutrements such as chipotle aioli and served with a side of herbed duck-fat fries ($15). Or, hang a fang on the Kobe-beef hot dog, an upscale version of the American staple, slumbering on a soft pretzel roll and smothered in wild boar black-bean chili, smoked gouda, pickled red onions, mustard, and accompanied by herbed duck-fat fries ($12). Before slipping into a meat-induced coma, be sure to admire Alewife’s stained-glass windows, exposed pressed-tin ceiling, and wall of commemorative souvenir spoons, which represents every failed suitor the dish ever had.
21 N Eutaw St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201Get Directions