Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Other vacation treats (Baltimore)

While we were on the East Coast we tried several places on the recommendation of a friend and lucky for us they turned out to be delightful.  If you find yourself in the Baltimore area try these two places out and you will be grateful.

{Greg's Bagels}
Greg's bagels: My friend worked here during high school which added to the charm as I tried to picture her behind the counter but the real pull was the l-o-n-g chalkboard list of salmon varieties and the incredible flavor we experienced after we'd ordered.  Jenette had said to introduce ourselves to Greg, the bagel maker, and we did.  He was effusive and charming even as he bumbled about the kitchen, laughing with young employees and restocking bagel baskets.  My sister-in-law was with us and experienced the deliciousness and plans to take her husband back soon. She's lucky she lives only a short 30 minute drive. We only head back every few years but this will be on our repeat list.

Captain James Seafood Palace:  I remember when I was in high school our family had a fantastic East Coast trip where we gorged ourselves at oyster bars and crab houses and I wanted to share the same experience with our 20-year-old son. He loves seafood like many of us but we rarely eat at seafood restaurants because my husband has a shellfish allergy. We ordered the all-you-can-eat crab at $31.99 and it came complete with corn-on-the-cob, bread, and crab soup.  It was cool to watch my son attack the pile of crabs with his mallet, cracking and picking out every little piece of meat. There was not a lot of talking from him.

My husband tried the wings, we shared a plate of calamari, and a cold pitcher of summer shandy.  Sitting outside on the bay, which was beautiful even with the floating trash, watching the boats and hum of people activity made for a perfect evening in Baltimore for the 3 of us.

He made it through almost the entire pile of crabs and the last three I snuck home in a large napkin. Cheating, I know, but I knew Groovy Girl would want to try one as well.

I love to experience new places and it helps when you have a solid recommendation from a trusted source.  Thanks Jenette for your last minute long list of places to eat!

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a fun family experience.

Baltimore Inner Harbor is a fun place to visit. One trip we saw a game at Camden Yards (beautiful stadium), visited the aquarium and of course too the duck boats.