The latest foodie phenomenon to hit Baltimore is Dishcrawl. The concept is simple: Once a month, a local guide leads a group of 25-40 hungry guests to four undisclosed, locally owned restaurants in a given area of the city.
The next Dishcrawl is scheduled for June 19 in Locust Point. The names of the restaurants are kept a secret, but the local organizer Rebecca Dulka has agreed to leak the name of one of the restaurants to us.
And that restaurant is … Wine Market Bistro.
Tickets are $45, not including alcoholic beverages, and can be purchased on Dishcrawl’s website.
Here’s how it works. Guests taste three different dishes at each location. The first three stops provide savory options, while the last stop typically offers desserts.
Dulka explained that restaurants are selected for the crawl based on a number of criteria, including local buzz and recent reviews. She aims to create a unique experience that allows “each individual restaurant to stand out.”
If you have a dietary restriction, let Dishcrawl know at least 48 hours in advance and they’ll “try to accommodate” the request.
Think of Dishcrawl as “a VIP ticket to four restaurants in one evening,” Dulka explains. It’s much more personal than simply visiting the restaurants yourself, as Dishcrawl arranges for the chef or restaurant owner to address the group, providing an insider’s perspective on the meal.
What’s more, you get the opportunity to mingle with other like-minded (read: food-loving) people in the area, which makes for both a great social and culinary experience.
— Laurnie Wilson