Now that moving to Baltimore is official and we have a place to live I can ask some more specific questions. I've searched through the boards (it's not easy -- post titles are pretty lax about identifying DC vs. Baltimore vs NoVA in posts, lol) and have been building a Google map from old posts, but I can always benefit from more advice. And for everyone's sanity, I won't ask about best pizza/burger/crab cake!
For the quick particulars, we'll be in the Hampden area and I'll be working north from there, so suggestions in that direction are a bonus. We're moving from Austin but we've lived in lots of different cities so have tried a lot.
So, in no particular order, any recommendations for:
Asian supermarkets? (Chinese and Japanese in particular)
For that matter, South Indian restaurants? (Any place specializing in chaat dishes is a bonus)
A bar that does serious cocktails (like makes their own bitters)?
A deli where I can get proscuitto shank ends at a discount?
A really good "throw it on the charcoal" steak place?
Wineries? (Are there wineries in MD?)
Any Czech bakeries?
An honest Irish pub as opposed to a faux one? (bonus points for ceilhi)
Raw bar? (I only promised not crab cakes!)
Chinese? (Both good carryout and chinese-menu chinese)
Anyway, sorry for the long list. I hope this inspires you all and feel free to add anything you think we really should know about.
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