Best Of Baltimore - Page 22 - Food and Drink (7)

Best Of Baltimore
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Food and Drink (7)

MIDDLE EASTERN
LEBANESE TAVERNA

 

It’s impossible to have too much hummus, but Lebanese Taverna tries, offering four different kinds; picking a best is folly. Then move on to the baba ghanoush and some grape leaves. Or, to really immerse yourself in the wonders of Lebanon, try the Chef’s or Taverna platters, which offer a bit of everything. And then there are the kabobs.

 

719 President St., Harbor East. 410-244-5533. lebanesetaverna.com

 

OLDIE BUT GOODIE
THE PRIME RIB

 

This quintessential Baltimore steakhouse has been among the best restaurants in the city since it opened in 1965. The staff knows how to prepare any cut of meat. And their dishes — like the creamed spinach and oysters Rockefeller — harken to opulent years of old. (The restaurant is based on the supper clubs of 1940s Manhattan.) The knowledgeable and engaging staff offer impeccable service, too.

 

1101 N. Calvert St., Mount Vernon. 410-539-1804. theprimerib.com/baltimore-md

 

PIZZA
MATTHEW’S PIZZA

 

Framed accolades on the walls of this Highlandtown rowhouse attest to the fame of Matthew’s, which began making pizzas during World War II. Thirteen types of pies now grace the menu, from the traditional to the “great white” to a deep-dish crab pizza that gives new meaning to the word crust-acean.

 

3131 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown. 420-276-8755. matthewspizza.com

 

POP-UP
THE NIGHT BRUNCH

 

Organizers Jason Bass of Treason Toting Co. and DJ Impulse have curated a series of hotly anticipated parties in The Night Brunch (they usually sell out)The city’s who’s who flock to the concept, which revolves around brunch-themed parties at different venues each month. Spots have included Sir Duke, Wet City, The Charmery Ice Cream Factory, GDL by Giada and Pen & Quill.

 

RAMEN
KIPPO RAMEN

 

Blocks away from bustling Fells Point is the quiet, cozy Kippo Ramen where the slurping of broth over powers everything else. The portions are hefty. The flavors are powerful. And the bowl presentations are Instagram- worthy.

 

606 S. Broadway, Fells Point. 667- 212-4841. facebook.com/kipporamen