So, I am starting this post to find out which Baltimore neighborhood has the better/best food scene. Better in the sense that it's reliable and consistent. Doesn't have to be high end, just good. Keep in mind that it's the whole neighborhood, so this will be a balance of an outlier or two, but where can people go and randomly walk into a place and get good, consistent food.
Context - I just had a really bad experience at Abbey Burger Bistro and am really frustrated at Fed Hill. Yes, I'm expanding my frustration on the whole neighborhood, it was that bad that it was the tipping point. How can you call yourself a burger place when you can't even cook the meat to the correct temperature?!! The cow is already dead, you don't have to kill it again. Anyway, I'm just not impressed with what Fed Hill has to offer and it is hardly consistent. Sure there are diamonds in the rough (outliers) like Mr. Rain's, Porters, and Spoon's...and on a stretch of location, Captain Larry's, but the other places are frustrating.
I'll go first and say the Hampden area (Remington and Clipper Mill included). I have had very few frustrating meals and many great meals. Up and down the Avenue and around, it's got the high and low ends. The Dizz, Golden West, and Dogwood are solid. Spro, 13.5, and Wine Source cover the drink end. Even American Pizza and Wings on 29th is solid for a late night snack.
Look forward to your thoughts!