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Rideshare Foodie from Baltimore highlights local gems

Posted at 10:36 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 23:17:27-05

BALTIMORE — Kreskin J Torres- the Rideshare Foodie has sampled food in 44 states.

He’s from Baltimore, but visits cities and towns all over the country working as a driver for Uber and Lyft.

While he drives he picks up tips from locals on the best local grub.

“It’s beautiful to be able to come back to my hometown in Baltimore and people in Hawaii or even Japan to see what places I’ve been,” Torres said. “When they come travel or visit my city they can go to places I recommend.”

I’m glad he picked out Sunny Side Cafe in East Baltimore to highlight with me.

Kristian and Charles Miller opened up shop in 2013.

With dishes like the Capt’n on the Go Breakfast Sandwich it’s easy to see why they are thriving.

“Originally I’m from East Baltimore,” Kristian Miller said. “I wanted to give back, I felt more familiar branching out in my hometown where I was raised. I also felt that they would reciprocate the energy and love more if I was to go you know somewhere else with our family business."

Charles is proud that they have built something their neighborhood can be proud of.

“We wanted people to know that they can have a good place to eat with good customer service, good food, good quality,” he said. “Something different in their own community. They don’t have to travel on the outskirts or downtown they can come right here.”

Torres wants people to know Baltimore has so much more than The Wire and crab cakes.

“I like to give those type of things to my passengers or anyone I run into that hey look this is also a staple too,” Torres said. “A lot of people from Baltimore go to these places you gotta check this out as well.”

What started as a fun way to see the world has evolved into a way to help local businesses in need of all the publicity they can get during the pandemic.