The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Today's deal presents another option when there are no illusionists handy: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Southern fare and drinks at Kitchen in Glover Park.
Kitchen treats guests to a hunger-halting hit of hospitality thanks to a stylish menu of classic Southern flavors presented in an array of artful dishes. Silence chattering teeth and rumbling stomachs with a small plate of pimiento cheese sandwiches topped with bacon ($8), or welcome small-handed tablemates with a trio of Kitchen sliders—your choice of burger, crab cake, or chicken ($8). Shrimp and grits combines the ocean’s tiniest gastro-gift with tomato butter cream, mushroom and onion ragout, and cheddar grits ($14), and an assortment of house-made Mississippi barbecue—including pork ribs available by the slab ($24) and half slab ($13)—will turn even the bitterest bluesman into a glass-half-full grin jockey. A weekend brunch menu (served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) performs meal-melding mouth magic with dishes such as chocolate-hazelnut flapjacks ($10) and andouille Benedict ($10). Chasing the hollandaise-drenched crab cakes and toasted ciabatta of the eggs Chesapeake ($12) with a fresh-squeezed mimosa ($8) will help workaholics survive their cruel government-mandated two-day hiatus.
Open until 2 a.m. or later seven nights a week, Kitchen also serves up a little Southern in its assortment of specialty cocktails, particularly its Bloody Mary made with T.C. Trotter’s Moose Mix ($8). The restaurant’s two-story space of brick walls, natural materials, and neutral hues creates a chic atmosphere of warmth and vitality, and two dining areas divide guests into rival factions so that they can work off their sumptuous meal performing their favorite scenes from West Side Story.
More than 45 Yelpers give Kitchen a 3.5-star average rating.
- Wow, what a spot! I have been to Kitchen many times to be at the bar (great window seats on a nice day) and watch games, which I have always enjoyed. But now I am making this a regular spot for me to eat--the place is a gem! – Eric J.
- The atmosphere is great, and I usually never have a problem getting a table for dinner. Highly recommended! – Danielle F.
- You had me at fried pickles. – Andrew S.
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Everybody's gotta start somewhere, even The Great Bambino himself, Babe Ruth. The birthplace of George Herman Ruth Jr., The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum celebrates the origins of The Sultan of Swat. Born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory St., the Babe got his first professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles before moving on to found and later out-pace the 500 Home Run Club. By the end of his career, Ruth had smashed a grand total of 714 homers, a number surpassed only by two other players. Visitors to the historic house can also see rare artifacts, including Ruth's 1914 rookie card, a Catholic rosary he carried with him throughout most of his life, a scorecard from his first Orioles game, and one of the bats he used in 1927, the year Babe hit 60 home runs. Meanwhile, "The Star Spangled Banner in Sports" commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a 3D-projected film.
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