Baltimore Good Eats – Thames Street Oyster House

August 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Now having gone to college in Baltimore for three years and being the foodie that I am, you’d think I would’ve scoped out the best crab cake by now, right? Baltimore is well-known for its fresh, delicious seafood and even more famous for its crab cakes, all thanks to the Chesapeake Bay, which can really use some more lovin’ instead of our plastic shopping bags and fertilizers… the environmental engineer part of me can talk about this for ages but you can check out the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website for more info on how you can help preserve the bay so we can get back to talking about food.

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Anyway, if I got a dollar every time someone asked “Where can you get the best crab cake in Baltimore?” or “Can you bring me fresh crabs and crab cakes when you come back home?”, I’m sure I would have enough money to get an awesome crab cake from Faidley’s or Mo’s or… « Read the rest of this entry »

Cornmeal Pancakes ~ Two Ways

August 11, 2015 § 2 Comments

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Brunch is my absolute favorite meal. However the hardest part, hands down, is deciding whether I want breakfast or lunch. I can stare at a menu for ten minutes going back and forth between sweet and savory options. I have an incredibly large sweet tooth but if I have an entirely sweet meal, I inevitably crave something salty afterward to satisfy my appetite. I end up eating way too much and entering a food coma. Okay, that happens regardless but (hopefully) to a lesser extent if I start with a more balanced meal.

Fortunately, I’ve found a delicious solution for everyone! Or just me if I’m the only one suffering from having to choose between breakfast and lunch. These cornmeal pancakes are super versatile and the perfect canvas for both sweet and savory toppings. They have a subtle sweetness and crunch from the stone-ground cornmeal, which also make them heartier and more substantial than traditional pancakes. « Read the rest of this entry »

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