A recent travel article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave three options for where visitors should eat in Baltimore in its weekly Sunday feature "A Weekend In." It also divided the choices into budget, moderate, and splurge.
It’s always interesting to see what writers, who don’t live here, might suggest. I agree with the budget recommendation (Faidley Seafood) and the moderate one (The Helmand).
But I did question the spluge choice (Linwoods, which was No. 4 on our top 50 restaurant list). Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great place, but I wouldn’t necessarily send visitors to Owings Mills for a meal, especially when the story suggests that they stay at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.
There are so many other options that would be closer to the hotel. I saw the article because a friend of mine was visiting from Atlanta and clipped it out for me. If you’re a longtime Sun reader, you may remember a column she used to write called Menu Planner. She still does it for the Atlanta paper.
We planned to go out for dinner on Saturday. I kept changing my mind about what restaurant would showcase Baltimore’s restaurant scene. (What would you have chosen?) I ended up making reservations at Woodberry Kitchen because of its "farm-to-table" commitment.
Even calling two weeks ahead of time, I could only get reservations for 5:30 or 8:30 and later. I took 8:30. The place was packed and buzzing by the time we got there. When we left at 10:30, people were still coming in. It definitely seems to be the "it" place for now.