Dining Guide - Page 38 - 100 Eats and Drinks (24)

Dining Guide
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100 Eats and Drinks (24)

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gobble a Coddie at dylan’s oyster Cellar

 

The traditional coddie is a poor man’s crabcake: potato and salt cod mixed together with spices and fried to golden brown. Try one at this popular romantic corner spot in Hampden, where they’re served old-school- style with a saltine cracker and mustard.

 

3601 Chestnut Ave., Hampden. 443-853-1952. dylansoyster.com

 

95

find the entranCe to the elk room

 

In true speakeasy tradition, the gothic-style door of the Elk Room is unmarked, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Harbor East. Ring the buzzer and request to enter the dimly lit, 1920s-themed lounge, where bartenders skillfully construct some of the city’s most elaborate cocktails. Be prepared for top-shelf prices.

 

1010 Fleet St., Harbor East. 410-224-6867. theelkroom.com

 

96

order a newyork egg Cream at Charlesmead pharmaCy

 

Sitting quietly just a few blocks south of the Baltimore County line, this little pharmacy — with its vintage lunch counter, round spinning seats and jars of candy — takes its customers back in time. Order up a New York egg cream, made with milk, seltzer and chocolate syrup, and ask for a free cookie with it.

 

6242 Bellona Ave., Bellona-Gittings. 410-435- 0210. facebook.com/Charlesmeadpharmacy

 

97

Try the homemade‘ poptarts’ at iron rooster

 

Nostalgia is hot right now, whether it’s yearning for the twenties, seventies, or childhood. This Maryland all-day breakfast joint with locations in Canton, Locust Point, Hunt Valley and Annapolis, caters to kids at heart with its house-made version of the classic pop tart. This one is plate-sized and comes in creative flavors like maple bourbon bacon and coconut pineapple.

 

12 Market Space, Annapolis. 410- 990-1600. ironroosterallday.com

 

98

relish the post-fire improvements at Charlesvillage pub

 

In its several decades of operation, the neighborhood watering hole Charles Village Pub has managed to retain its local identity even as the neighborhood surrounding it became dominated by chains. But CVP’s future seemed in question after a grease fire shut the place down last year. It’s since reopened, proving yet again its enduring appeal.

 

3107 St. Paul St., Charles Village. 410-243-1611. charlesvillagepubbaltimore.com

 

99

visit the revamped Cross street market

 

Newcomers like Ceremony Coffee Roasters and a Vietnamese sub shop will join old-timers like Fenwick’s Choice Meats at Cross Street Market when the Federal Hill fixture reopens this spring, following its long-awaited overhaul. Though it’s getting an update, the design should appeal to some nostalgic Baltimoreans: entrances on Charles and Light streets are being restored to resemble what they looked like in the 1950s.

 

1065 S. Charles St., Federal Hill. crossstmarket.com

 

100

mark your Calendar for Choptank’s opening

 

The Atlas Restaurant Group, behind such upscale eateries as the Bygone, Ouzo Bay, Azumi and Loch Bar, will open a fish and crab house called Choptank in the south shed of Fells Point’s renovated Broadway Market. It’s set to open Memorial Day 2019.

 

1640 Aliceanna St., Fells Point. 443-682-8950. atlasrestaurantgroup.com