Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials In Baltimore

Source: Baltimore Eats

Well, now that Christmas is behind us, New Year’s is on the horizon. I always find New Year’s Eve a strange holiday, one that I’m not necessarily always up for celebrating with a wild night out, but also one where I feel really lame chilling at home in my PJs. The happy medium?  A festive dinner, of course! Dressing up a bit and going out for a delicious meal always makes me feel a little fun and fancy, but without the customary New Year’s Day hangover (depending on how much champagne is flowing at your dinner table….duh). 



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2012 Best Of Baltimore’s New Restaurant Lists: Do You Agree?

Source: Baltimore Eats

Here at Baltimore Eats, we’ll be the first people to tell you that 2012 has been a great year for Baltimore restaurants, both new and old. Several publications, including City Paper And The Sun, have released year-end lists of their favorite new restaurants that opened this year (well, the Sun’s is really “best-reviewed’ but that’s basically the same as favorite, right?). Let’s explore!


City Paper:


1.  The Fork and Wrench

2.  Heavy Seas Alehouse

3.  Fleet Street Kitchen

4.  Food Market

5.  Birroteca 

6.  Waterfront Kitchen

7.  Verde

8.  Pabu Izakaya

9.  Ouzo ...

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A Look at Baltimore’s Dinner Theaters

Source: Baltimore Eats

Dinner and a movie is the standard American date night. Dinner and a play is a step up, a little bit fancier and more fun. But how about dinner during a play? Baltimore has two dinner theatres that are worth checking out this holiday season and the live entertainment makes them a great option for the whole family. Family date night? Why not? 


Toby’s, located near the Harbor Tunnel at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center on Boston St, is a Baltimore institution (there’s also a location in Columbia). They’re known for their fun productions of favorite musicals. ...

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The Baltimore (and Foodie) Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

Source: Baltimore Eats

As the holidays rapidly approach, we thought we’d give all you food-obsessed Baltimoreans a little gift guide! We always recommend gift certificates to the many incredible restaurants in the Baltimore area, but just in case you want you want something a little more specific, we’ve come up with ten ideas for the food-obsessed. 


A tin of Otterbein’s cookies would be a perfect hostess gift this holiday party season. $11.99-$21.99, available online or at the retail location on Rolling Road


For the local historian with a sweet tooth, why not pick up this gorgeous print of the Domino Sugar sign? ...

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Celebrating Baltimore’s Culinary Traditions: Otterbein’s Cookies

Source: Baltimore Eats

With the holidays on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to find out more about one of Baltimore’s famous cookie companies: Otterbein’s! I grew up enjoying the ginger cookies that come in the familiar red-and-white plaid bags. Otterbein’s, a Baltimore-area institution, has been based in the area for over 100 years. 


When Adam Otterbein immigrated to Baltimore from Germany in 1881, he opened a bakery in Locust Point (in the building where Hilltop Carryout now is). He made all sorts of traditional German confections and baked goods, but it was his thin, hand-cut sugar cookies that really ...

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