The response to the Eat in Season Restaurant Challenge was so overwhelming that it will continue in 2009—at least through May, says Kerry Dunnington, a member of Slow Food Baltimore who is involved in the effort.
Here’s the lineup: January, Abacrombie; February, Ethel and Ramone’s; March, Feast @ 4 East; April, Great Sage; and May, Golden West Cafe. To end 2008, Tapas Teatro is taking the charge Nov. 8-15, and One World Cafe is on board Dec. 8-15.
Kerry and her Slow Food committee members issued a challenge to area restaurants earlier this year, asking them to offer seasonal foods on their menus for a week. The idea was to have one restaurant featured each month. The feedback was immediate. "What amazed me was that these people got my letters and called me. I didn’t expect that," Kerry says. "All of them have been so excited."