Dining Guide - Page 18 - 100 Eats and Drinks (8)

Dining Guide
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100 Eats and Drinks (8)

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try the neighborhood bird at ekiben

 

The grub at Fells Point’s Ekiben has attracted local and national attention — Travel & Leisure named it the best place for sandwiches in Maryland. Try the neighborhood bird, a sandwich of Taiwanese curry-fried chicken thigh atop a slightly sweet steamed bun.

 

1622 Eastern Ave., Fells Point. 410-558-1914. ekibenbaltimore.com

 

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taste the vegan ‘Crab Cake’ at land of kush

 

Charm City isn’t strictly for carnivores. Vegan soul restaurant Land of Kush sells a variety of animal-free takes on classic foods, like eggplant parmesan made with vegan cheese, curried “chickun” and their weekend special: crab cakes. That’s right, a vegan crab cake, made from pan-fried seitan and seasoned with Old Bay. Even PETA approves. They awarded the dish a spot on their list of top 10 vegan seafoods last year.

 

840 N. Eutaw St., Seton Hill. thelandofkush.com

 

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slugye olde fashioned mead at Charm City meadworks

 

If it was good enough for the Vikings, it’s good enough for East Baltimore. Located in the city’s Johnston Square neighborhood, Charm City Meadworks draws Baltimoreans looking to purchase mead, an ancient alcoholic beverage made from honey, water and yeast. Comes in flavors including basil lemongrass, elderberry and more.

 

400 E. Biddle St., Johnston Square. 443-961-1072. charmcitymeadworks.com

 

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learn to make Cakes like duff goldman at Charm City Cakes

 

Baltimoreans understandably take pride in our homegrown celebrities: among them, Duff Goldman, the rock ’n’ roll chef behind Charm City Cakes. Goldman, a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his staff of confectioners became famous overnight after starring in The Food Network TV show “Ace of Cakes.” Their sculptural creations have recreated everything from airplanes to Ozzy Osbourne in cake form, and were present at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

 

For those curious to learn how the cakes are made, the bakery’s Remington studio offers weekly classes to teach beginners and experienced bakers alike how to decorate cakes and cupcakes with things like unicorns and succulents made of fondant. Classes run from $75 to $125 and come with pre-made cakes, which participants decorate during the two-hour session. Or you can arrange for a private class of your own, perfect for birthday parties.

 

2936 Remington Ave., Remington. 410-235-9229. charmcitycakes.com