The awning of the Soho Eatery (1504 Light Street, 410-685-2989) puts two cheerfully smiling faces inside the O's of the cafe's name. And for such a tiny place (there are a couple tables, but it's really geared more toward carry-out), Soho gives customers a lot to smile about. There are the refreshing, icy, fruit smoothies. There's the crisply grilled teriyaki, pictured here, a step up from the bland, baked version found at so many local Asian restaurants. And there are the light but nourishing Korean standards like bibimbop and bulgogi, as well as the California-style wraps and a list of standard sushi. Best of all, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Soho offers late-night combo specials for $7, allowing local revelers a way to fill up after a hard night out on the town. But really, this friendly little spot makes great, healthy carry-out that's worth ordering at any hour.
A tiny carry-out cafe gives Federal Hill revelers a late-night option for food.
Issue date: July, 2007