Whenever you see a "Top 10" or "Top 20" headline, you can't help but cringe a little bit, wondering where Baltimore will end up on the list.
But here's one list worth celebrating!
Baltimore made the top 10 in Yelp's list of top destinations for food lovers.
Yelp looked at a number of factors when putting together this list, according to its website, including new restaurants.
"The Charm City offers an array of dining spots, from casual pubs to award-winning chefs to food halls," said the website. It cites Water for Chocolate in Upper Fells and Annabel Lee near Canton as among the top favorite.
Richmond VA and Pittsburgh PA also made the list. San Francisco came in at number one.
Also in foodie news...
Come out to Union Craft Brewing at the Union Collective on Thursday March 7 for the Festival for the Animals registration party, benefiting the Maryland SPCA. This event is meant to get you excited for the festival, which is returning to Druid Hill Park, on Saturday April 6.
The party goes form 5-9 p.m. and Union is donating $1 from every beer sold in that time to the Maryland SPCA.
Friday March 8 is International Women's Day and Hotel Revival in Baltimore is celebrating by donating a portion of the proceeds from what is sold at its restaurant Topside from 5-9 p.m. to My Sister's Place Women's Center in Baltimore. $5 wine specials for women and there will be one specialty cocktail dubbed “Friday Evening”. It's the name that women’s suffragist and philanthropist Mary Elizabeth Garrett and her friends were known by, and the title of Hotel Revival’s intimate private dining room.
The "Friday Evening" cocktail is made with gin, strawberry, PX sherry, lemon and aquafaba thyme (see the second image in the blog post)
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