January 24, 2010
A while back I purchased a groupon for $35 at the Reserve in Federal Hill for only $15. So I went there with a few friends a few weeks back for dinner. I ordered the seafood risotto, which I thought was pretty good, but the risotto was a little underdone. Also, the service at the restaurant was really slow for not being all that crowded.
We were there on a Wednesday, which is apparently “acoustic” karaoke night…whatever that means. Luckily it wasn’t scheduled to start until 10pm, so we got out of there in time. We headed to Vaccaro’s in Little Italy for dessert. I ordered the baci ball ice cream sunday, but they were out of the baci ice cream so I substituted with nocciola. I had no idea how huge the portion would be. I could barely stomach it all, but I managed…and it was amazingly good.
June 24, 2009
I had the Mussa-Mun curry with shrimp. It wasn’t as spicy as I expected; perhaps next time I’ll request a little more heat.
June 18, 2009
Afterwards while walking home, we passed by E61 Espresso Bar and Ice Cream on Charles. They advertise thru their window that they have handmade ice cream, so we went in to check it out. There were a few flavors to choose from, and you can sample as many as you like. I asked to try the passionfruit sorbet, and the lady commented that when she made it that morning, she thought it turned out a little sour. It’s always surprising to hear someone criticize her own food especially when she’s trying to sell it to you. She was definitely right; it was pretty sour. I then sampled the caramelized grape nuts. I was never a fan of Grape Nuts cereal. I think I always associated it with old people because my after school baby sitter when I was a kid always ate them, and she was elderly. But I never really liked the taste either. But this ice cream flavor was really good. Sweet with just the right amount of crunch. I walked out of their with a scoop of the grape nut, and a scoop of the double chocolate. So yummy; I’m definitely a fan.
March 17, 2009
I love Pub Dog (formerly Thirsty Dog) pizza. My friends and I went there last week. For me, it was the first time in a long while I’d eaten there. I ordered the Fox and the Hound pizza, which has sausage, red pepper, and mushroom with smoked gouda cheese and mozz. So good! I also tried a new Belgian white ale that they have. Pretty good, kinda fruity.
March 8, 2009
The first gorgeous weekend of 2009! Even though I should have stayed inside studying for midterms, I couldn’t let the wonderful day go to waste! My friend Anna was raving about the breakfast sandwiches at Metropolitan in Federal Hill, so we headed there for some brunch. I ordered a breakfast sandwich on a croissant with egg, cheese, and chorizo sausage ($6.50). It was excellent. The croissant wasn’t too buttery, but was just flaky enough. Very satisfying. We also shared a side of bfast potatoes ($2), which were pretty good. I liked that it was a good mix of sweet and regular potatoes.
Next, we headed to Fell’s Point to walk around a little. I’ve heard so many good things about Pitango Gelato and today was the perfect day to check it out. There are so many flavors to choose from! And they all look so yummy I wanted to try them all! I sampled the matcha green tea, mojito, and spicy chocolate and settled for the mojito. It was not too sweet, but very refreshing. I’ll definitely have to go back, though it was a bit pricey. A regular (up to two flavors) is $4.85, and a large (up to three flavors) is $6.50.