11:30am Saturday Depart Washington, DC
|Grapefruit Crush at Thames Street Oyster House|
|Lobster Roll and Broccoli Salad at Thames Street Oyster House|
|The Pool at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel|
3:30pm Finally got into our gorgeous room and promptly took a nap. [NOTE: You may want to fill this time walking around the Inner Harbor of Baltimore or visiting nearby Little Italy.]
6:30pm Met up with friends at Dylan's Oyster Cellar, which quickly became one of my favorite spots. The bartender was grouchy and someone else told me I couldn't use the barstool next to them. But, like a bad boyfriend, I was so smitten and determined that they would like me. Just a few minutes later, the grouchy bartender served me a fantastic gin-n-tonic and my neighbor gave me the barstool next to the electric outlet so I could sip my drink *and* charge my iPhone. Swoon.
|Dylan's Oyster Cellar in Hampden|
Dylan's has this gorgeous ramp roots on toast, with creamy cheese, honey drizzle and sprinkled sesame seeds. I wanted to stay, but we had reservations...
7:30pm Next stop, La Cuchera, a spacious Spanish joint very close to my Baltimore favorite, emeritus, Woodberry Kitchen. La Cuchera had a lively bar with fun cocktails and wine flights. When we sat, we had pintxos, croquetas and charcuterie. But, the best bite of the night was the rabbit, three ways.
|Rabbit, (one of the) Three Ways at La Cuchera|
|Light City, Baltimore|
10:00am As sounds of the jazz brunch at Wit & Wisdom wafted through the lobby, we checked out of the Four Seasons. After all trusted friends had all been telling us about this brunch we needed to try...
10:30am Bar Clavel lived up to the hype. We basically ran the brunch menu and loved the tuna ceviche with tangy pineapple, the crispy chilaquiles and the breakfast tacos.
|Breakfast Tacos at Bar Clavel|
An hour later, we were back home with fun memories and plans to go back and try more next time.
So, what are your Baltimore must dos? Share em in the comments or tweet me @tammy.
The Food Market, R. House, Abbey Burger Bistro, Birrotecca, and The Helmand, Doobys, Ekiben, Mamas on the Halfshell, Nacho Mamas, and City Cafe to name a few more of our faves.
This definitely is a sweet place to spend some quality time.
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