A Couple of Tarts

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf. ~ Epicurus

Friday, January 05, 2007

48 Hours in Baltimore

And not a pink flamingo in sight.

I went down to Baltimore (or B'more as the t-shirts say) for a couple days to visit KB. I had never been there before so it was all new to me. An interesting place with lots of little neighborhoods to walk around in. KB and I spent lots of time bumming around, drinking coffee, and taking advantage of this freakishly warm weather. One neat little coffee house we had lunch in was Spoons in Federal Hill. The coffee was great and I had a delicious tuna salad sandwich. It had just enough mayo to hold it together and it still felt healthy. It also had bits of apple to make it interesting. We spent an afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This museum and the Walters are now free to the public all the time. Pretty cool if you ask me. BMA has a number of Turkish mosaics that are amazing. We ended the first day satisfying our sushi cravings with dinner at Matsuri. What impressed me most about our meal was the yellowtail and scallion roll we ordered. Usually, the piece of yellowtail is pretty small, but here it was a good-sized chunk so that we could actually taste the fish.

My trip ended with a slice of pie from Dangerous Pies. KB had heard of this place from others and of course I had to give it a try. The minute we walked in the door, we were engulfed in the sweet, buttery smell of baking pies. The owner was set up at the back tables filing pie shells with apples and cherries. So it was pie for breakfast for both of us. KB had a slice of blueberry, while I decided on cherry. Now I know neither of these fruits are in season, but we both thought they were delicious. The cherry pie was a little tart and the crust, while thick, reminded me of a cookie. KB's slice of blueberry was a little sweeter and the crust was flaky and thin. They also have savory pies and quiches on the menu.

24 East Cross Street
Federal Hill
Baltimore, MD
(410) 539-6751

1105 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
(410) 752-8561

Dangerous Pies
1036 Light Street
Baltimore, MD
(410) 522-PIES


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