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Pigtown’s Gourmet Market and Kitchen – Culinary Architecture

Pigtown has a long history. Its name — ‘Pigtowne’ — dates back to the mid-1800s when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad released its cargo of pigs from the Midwest to be processed in slaughterhouses and meat packing plants in South Baltimore. Bordered by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the east, Monroe Street to the […]

The Charles — New Life for an Old Bank Building

Built in 1900, the Federal Hill bank building has been many things, most recently Mad River Bar and Grille. The same folks who own Barcocina and Bond Street Social in Fells Point took five months to strip the building down to bare bones — brick walls and concrete floors — recreating the space into a […]

Service with a smile!

Jilly’s is a neighborhood bar and restaurant that should be on your Baltimore culinary bucket list. It has been located in the heart of Pikesville since 1985, and it’s truly that place where “everybody knows your name.” The owners stay attuned to the times with craft beers, moonshine cocktails, and a jamming, value-packed menu. Not […]

The Philosophy behind Ida B’s Table

Ida B. Wells…not a name everyone may know. However, hers is a story worth knowing. She was a firebrand and an outspoken, brave pioneering journalist, suffragist, and anti-lynching activist who fought for racial and gender justice in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) is the inspiration behind a new Baltimore restaurant: […]

Taste Charm City — On the Air

Two chefs — Cat Smith and Ashley Christmas — have joined their talents and their food knowledge to start their own podcast. It’s called “Taste Charm City” — where interviews of local food personalities, restaurant reviews, culinary event updates, and cooking advice prevail. The Thursday bi-weekly podcasts can be found on These two food […]

What’s in a Name?

The tiny Mount Washington Village nestled next to the Jones Falls waterway is home to Le Bistro du Village, previously known as Crêpe Du Jour. Owner Mustapha Snoussi, a French expatriate from Paris, and his wife Donna opened Crêpe Du Jour in 2000 with a menu that befits a true French bistro: crêpes, mussels, escargot, […]

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