Ryan, F&B Marketing Intern
If you are looking for an exciting city with great food to eat for a weekend getaway, look no further than Baltimore and its historic boutique hotels – the Admiral Fell Inn and the Henderson’s Wharf. Baltimore was recently ranked as the second best food city in the U.S. by Zagat. Some of the country’s best chefs have set up shop right here to satisfy your cravings.
Just last year, Spike Gjerde won the James Beard Foundation Award for the top chef in the Mid-Atlantic. He is the executive chef at a few of the most unique and “hip” restaurants in Baltimore, offering dining that promotes sustainability throughout each restaurant. Gjerde’s restaurants are all “adaptive reuse projects” located in former industrial workspaces – the infamous Woodberry Kitchen, previously a brick factory, the butchery Parts & Labor, previously an auto repair shop, and Artifact Café, a former tire shop.
Along with Spike Gjerde, Baltimore has also attracted the talented and former Top Chef runner-up Bryan Voltaggio. He has recently opened an elegantly modern Italian restaurant called Aggio, which offers in-house pasta as well as an excellent cocktail menu. That’s just the beginning of what Baltimore has to offer. Little Italy is a great place to enjoy an evening filled with excellent wine and savory pasta. Also known for its great food, lively night life, and age-old cobblestone streets, is historic Fells Point, a short walk from either the historic Admiral Fell Inn or the Henderson’s Wharf and featuring several unforgettable destinations such as Thames Street Oyster House and The Black Olive.
Surprised?? We’re not! However, many people are. In fact, Baltimore, aka “Charm City,” has been recently ranked as one of the most underrated cities in America.
To learn more about Baltimore’s best restaurants, visit: http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2015/3/23/2015-best-restaurants .