Category Archives: Baltimore

Lake Trout, where Williamsburg meets Baltimore….. 160 Havemeyer 718-782-FISH

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I have heard a lot of hype recently about a Williamsburg restaurant that emulates a Baltimore theme. While stuck in traffic, why not take a detour through the Williamsburg Bridge instead of the Queensboro Bridge? I am from Baltimore originally and am quite excited to see what Williamsburg’s spin on my hometown of B-more will be….The menu is limited, very limited. The price point is very affordable. The decor really needs some help; a few photos of Baltimore sports people and “Highlandtown” and “Cherry Hill” spray painted on the wall are just not enough! We ordered the Cheese Fish Sandwich, The O’Malley Salad, and the Western Fries. They were good, I must admit. The true test would have been to order the Crab Cake, but my heart couldn’t do it…. There was no Old Bay (MAJOR strike). They did however have a sauce called “Mumbo”. As far as I know, that has nothing to do with Baltimore, but it was hot, spicy, and delicious! There were no Pink Flamingos, photos of Divine, or anything “Hon” related. The music was atrocious and quite offensive, but that doesn’t really matter. You can dine in ( 16 chair seating) or take out. I wouldn’t write the place off, give it a try for yourself (so long as you aren’t going out of your way to do so). My favorite was the bathroom door, pics ahead!

Ladew Topiary Gardens

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Ladew Topiary Gardens

Ladew Gardens in Monkton, MD boasts some of the best gardens and concert series of the summer! From their carefully sculpted boxwood shapes to color coded gardens, your $15.00 can get you into the gardens early to enjoy all of its loveliness and on top of it all, Sunday nights in the summer feature fabulous music artists from Zydeco to Soca and Samba. Check the schedule to find your musical interests at www.ladewgardens.com.

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Samos Restaurant Baltimore, MD

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Samos Restaurant

600 Oldham St.

Baltimore, MD 21224

410-675-5292

Monday – Saturday 11 am-9 pm

CLOSED Sundays

BYOB

No Reservations/No Credit Cards

I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing Samos Greek Restaurant this week and I am so excited to share this divine dining experience with you! Samos has been a staple of Greek Town restaurants off of Eastern Avenue for over 35 years. In 1977, Nicholas Georgalas opened up Samos as a sandwich shop. It has since taken off to become a place that people line up just to get the chance to sample some of the wonderful delicacies. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The menu is typical Greek food, however, there is nothing typical about it. We ordered the appetizer of grilled octopus that made my tongue sing! It had capers, garlic, lemon, and herbs that made the octopus extraordinary! My dinner was shrimp skewers with grilled Haloumi cheese , salad and Greek rice, to die for! The menu pricing was very affordable and the BYOB option made this place a wonderful steal! Run, don’t walk!