Dining Guide - Page 10 - 100 Eats and Drinks (2)

Dining Guide
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100 Eats and Drinks (2)

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get the Corned beef on rye at attman’s

 

One of downtown’s last remaining Jewish delis, Attman’s still draws lines of patrons hungry for the melt-in-your-mouth corned beef served since 1915. Most customers come in for a sandwich to take away or to eat in the dining area, called the Kibitz Room.

 

1019 E. Lombard St., downtown. 410-563- 2666. attmansdeli.com

 

2

try the almond Croissant at bonjour bakery

 

Chef Gerard Billebault grew up in Paris — in the same neighborhood singer Edith Piaf hails from — and worked in his father’s bakery before going to cooking school. He and his wife opened their Baltimore cafe in 1998; it’s become a destination for area Francophiles and sweet teeth. But not too sweet: Customers note that Billebault’s pastries aren’t as sickly sweet as those available in supermarkets.

 

“We don’t sell people sugar,” Billebault said. “We sell them a cake.”

 

Today, Billebault’s purple bakery is a Falls Road landmark. Inside, it’s a cheerful cafe with some of the best Parisian pastries you’ll find in Baltimore. Try the flaky almond croissant, topped with a generous heap of almonds and powdered sugar. Paired with a perfect cup of coffee, it’s best enjoyed during a quiet petit déjeuner at one of the cafe’s tables.

 

6070 Falls Road, Mount Washington. 410-372-0238. bonjourbakerycafe.com

 

3

buy a whoopee pie at pennsylvania dutCh market

 

The 35,000-square-foot warehouse in Cockeysville features mostly Amish vendors and draws thousands of customers Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to the only such operation in Baltimore County. Regulars mention two features that keep them coming back: a broad selection of quality goods that can be hard to find anywhere else, let alone under one roof, and a reliably family-friendly atmosphere. Try the whoopie pie, which is like a big, homemade version of an Oreo — white fluffy filling between two chocolate cookies—from Aunt Erma’s Bakery stand.

 

11121 York Road, Cockeysville. 410-316-1500. padutchmarketcockeysville.com

 

4

Channel edgar alan poe at annabelle lee tavern

 

Inside this corner restaurant are burgundy walls and reminders of Edgar Allan Poe, who died mysteriously in Baltimore in 1849. It’s a romantic setting to reflect on the famed poet’s legacy, or just to indulge in the signature crab cake and duck fat fries.

 

601 S. Clinton St., Canton. 410-522-2929. annabelleetavern.com