by Jessica Yelvington
Cinghiale boasts a lively urban bustle in the Wine Bar and a comfortable elegance in the formal dining room. The cooking is authentic Italian mixing traditional entrees with newly created recipes. I would start with ordering from their extensive imported cheese and antipasto menu while you enjoy a glass of wine from their award-winning wine list. The dinner menu has everything from house-made pastas to fresh seafood and aged steaks so there’s a little something for everyone.
The Food Market focuses on approachable, serious comfort food in a smartly designed industrial-modern space. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers guests a fantastic dining experience by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. Try their ‘marketa’s’ street cauliflower or lobster biscuits for an appetizer but save room for one of their great entrees such as the roasted short rib, duck, crab cakes or a bison burger.
Rye Street Tavern
Adjacent to the Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Rye Street Tavern’s menu features locally-grown ingredients, farm-raised meats including the chef’s famous fried chicken, sustainable seafood and raw bar, and plenty of Maryland crab. If you aren’t in the mood for fried chicken you can also indulge in the Juicy Lucy burger, sample the fresh seafood bar or one of their Crab of the Day specials. Save room for dessert because you need to try “The Big Debbie”, it will take you back to your childhood
For more places to dine while visiting Baltimore, check out the Visit Baltimore website.