We are coming in from Western Canada in a couple of weeks. I scanned the posts on this board and cannot see (and may very simply have missed!) anything on the one or two places that one must try if in the area for the first time. If this has been "done" recently, a link to the relevant post may be all I need. High end is great, but we are doing NYC the week before and may be high ended out by the time we hit Baltimore. Cost is irrelevant (although the last time I said that we ended up at Sketch in London with a horrible $1200 meal, so I need to be careful what I wish for), but we want fun/character/stuff or experiences you can get elsewhere. We are slow foodies and like to try regional specialities.
We are satayin in Baltimore, but will be in DC for a good aprt of the time, so anything in the area is great. We will have a rental and GPS so anything iin the area is fair (fare?) game.