No, Baltimore didn’t make the list. But a former Baltimorean did. Men’s Health magazine recently named nine regional restaurants as “The Nation’s Manliest.” A finalist will be announced in its December issue.
Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh won for the Mid-Atlantic area. What would your pick have been in Baltimore? But I digress. We do have a local connection.
The winner of the Los Angeles region is Salt’s Cure, co-owned by Dulaney High School grad Chris Phelps. When Chris was in Baltimore, he trained under Mark Henry at The Oregon Grille and was a sous chef at the now closed Ixia.
His proud mom, Kathy Alexander, who lives in Harbor East, shared the good news. Salt’s Cure, located in West Hollywood, has been receiving great reviews from the local and national press. It’s been billed as an American restaurant/butcher shop focusing on ingredients grown and raised in California. Maybe Chris should open an East Coast branch.