June 24, 2009
I picked the salmon quiche, the chocolate triangle with coconut and raspberry filling, and a coffee. Everything was excellent!
The desserts. Clockwise from top left: chocolate triangle (my choice), strawberry tart (my dad’s), flan (mom’s choice), chocolate-cherry cake (sister’s).
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009
May 12, 2009
April 25, 2009
Pitango Gelato, meet your competition!
I’m so glad there is now a pinkberry-type froyo place in baltimore! Located just a couple doors down from Max’s, Mr. Yogato is right in Broadway square in Fell’s. It’s a heathier alternative to ice cream or gelato, and so perfectly refreshing on a warm summer day. I had the creamy yogurt base with strawberries and mangos on top. The toppings are a little expensive: $1 for 1, $1.50 for 2, $1.75 for 3 and $.50 for every topping after that. But that’s about the going rate at similar establishments.
The inside is really spacious. When I went it looked like they were still in the process of setting up the back room with more seating. They have all sorts of boardgames for you to play while you enjoy your yogurt if you are eating there. And there are a bunch of “rules” that if you follow they will get you a 10% discount on your purchase. I had my forehead stamped and walked around looking like an idiot. At least the ink comes off easily.
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.
March 3, 2009
I’ve been to Red Star to eat three times in four days now. We take our prospective students there for dinner after their interviews and I ended up there for brunch on Sunday. Last Friday, we had seven prospective students and seven current students in total. They sat us at the table right in the middle of the room, and on a Friday night it can get pretty noisy. It was hard to maintain conversation with everyone at the table, but I think we managed alright. We ordered a few appetizers for the table. I wanted to try the bacon-wrapped scallops, but I was kind of disappointed. I think the sauce had a little maple syrup in it that gave it a sweetness I didn’t like. Plus since they were jumbo scallops (which isn’t always a bad thing) the bacon:scallop ratio was not as high as say..the bacon-wrapped scallops at Famous Yakitori One. We also had the crab artichoke dip and the baked brie, both of which were decent. For my entree, I ordered the Smoky BBQ Burger wrap. I wouldn’t say it wowed me, but it wasn’t bad either. And for dessert, at Mike’s suggestion, I got the bread pudding. That wowed me. it was amazing. The portion was huge, probably should have been more like two portions. And i was so full at this point, but I couldn’t let the thing go to waste so I finished it all. so. worth it.
Last night we had a couple more prospectives in town. We actually had a snow day yesterday and the university was closed, so their interviews were canceled. But we took them out to dinner anyway. We ordered wings and the baked brie as apps. I finally gave in and ordered a pizza. I’m always tempted to try the pizza, but I really like the sweet potato fries which come with the sandwiches and burgers, but not the pizzas. My friend has the exact same sentiment, so we each ordered a pizza and a side of sweet potato fries to share. everybody’s happy. I ordered the thai chicken pizza. and for dessert, I got the flourless chocolate cake, which was super yummy with beautiful presentation.
I do really like Red Star, but if I don’t go there again for awhile, I probably won’t be too upset.