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In Mount Ver­non, Ezra Ti­laye hon­ors his South­ern roots, plus restau­rants in 12 neigh­bor­hoods.

GRAND CRU Wine Bar. Al­sa­tian tartes flam­bées and “snacks”: cheeses, an­tipasto, poached shrimp and pheas­ant sausage. Cock­tails, (open daily) wine shop. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.Sat. till 1 a.m., Sun. noon- 8 p.m. www. grand­crubal­ti­more.com. 527 E. Belvedere Ave.,410.464.1944 North of Map C1

ANNABEL LEE Amer­i­can. Homage to one-time lo­cal Edgar Al­lan Poe, a tav­ern for “up­scale com­fort” food: Jack Daniels baby back ribs, duck breast with honey grits, crab cakes. Darts. Watch the Os (on TV) by can­dle­light. “Lit­er­ary” cock­tails. Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.1 a.m. www.annabellee­tav­ern.com. 601 S. Clin­ton St., 410.522.2929 $$ Map H7 CAN­TON DOCK­SIDE Seafood. Known for its “blues” (crabs, that is) served in­doors or on the shaded pa­tio at this popular crab house. Seafood-topped pas­tas, “city wings,” sand­wiches, en­trée sal­ads, shrimp, ribs, crab cakes. Also crabs to go. Daily 11 a.m.-close. www.can­ton­dock­side.com. 3301 Bos­ton St., 410.276.8900 $$ Map G8 FORK & WRENCH Amer­i­can. “Work­ing class” vin­tage dé­cor but “four-star at­ti­tudes,” an in­door court­yard and chef Cyrus Keefer putting global in­flu­ences to re­gional fare: char­cu­terie, cala­mari, crispy half duck, “Bar-B-Quail,” lamb chops with sa­vory broth, ve­gan tast­ings. Cock­tails. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. brunch/sup­per 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Bar till 2 a.m. www. the­forkand­wrench.com. 2322 Bos­ton St., 443.759.9360 $$-$$$ Map G7 JACK’S BISTRO  Amer­i­can. Chef haunt with coastal fare in French style. Buf­falo sweet­breads, sous vide duck breast curry, Guin­ness-braised steak and corv­ina fil­let. In­ter­na­tional wines, craft beers. Bar till 2 a.m. Wed.-Sun. 510 p.m. www.jacks­bistro.net. 3123 El­liott St., 410.878.6542 $$ Map H8 LANGERMANN’S South­ern. Chef Neal Langermann sends out beef medal­lions, shrimp and grits, yel­lowfin with spicy yel­low mole, can­died yams, mac

Ware House 518’ s (page 31) past lives in­clude Louie’s Book­store and Ware & Co. Fur­ni­ture, from which it de­rives part of its name. Its lat­est in­car­na­tion nods to owner Ezra Ti­laye’s South­ern roots with chef Christo­pher Vocci turn­ing out creamy shrimp and grits, a hefty Dr. Pep­per-glazed Berk­shire pork chop and a tomato ba­con jam-slathered burger in an airy, gilded space. Pro­hi­bi­tion-style cock­tails—saz­erac, Man­hat­tan, French 75—add zing to a bev­er­age pro­gram high­light­ing lo­cal beers and ac­ces­si­ble wines.— AKD

and cheese, fried green toma­toes. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. www.langer­manns .com. 2400 Bos­ton St., 410.534.3287 $$-$$$ Map G7; 1542 Light St. 410.528.1200 Map South of D8 MAMA’S ON THE HALF SHELL Seafood. Old-style bistro for chow­der, Maryland crab soup, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, oys­ter stew. Raw bar on the first floor, din­ing room up­stairs. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. www. ma­masmd.com, 2901 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.3160 $$ Map G8 SIP & BITE Amer­i­can. Since 1948, diner food from fried egg sand­wich, chicken liver omelet and hash browns to crab cakes, pork chops. Counter and booth ser­vice, take-out. Late-night crowd. Open 24 hrs. ex­cept Tues. 3-11 p.m. www.sipand­bite.com, 2200 Bos­ton St., 410.675.7077 $$ Map G7 TAV­ERN ON THE SQUARE Amer­i­can. Fried oys­ters, BBQ brisket, pani­nis, sand­wiches (wild boar bur­rito), piz­zas, in­ter­na­tional en­trées. Drafts and cock­tails. Week­end evenings with DJs. Mon. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tav­er­non­can­ton­square.com. 2903 O’Don­nell St., 410.675.1880 $$ Map G8

ALIZÉE South­ern. Bou­tique bistro and wine bar. Wine cel­lar with com­mu­nal tast­ing ta­ble. Light fare (sal­ads, en­trées $$). Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.al­izee bal­ti­more.com. 4 West Univer­sity Pkwy., 443.449.6200 $$$ North of Map C3 CHARLES VIL­LAGE PUB Pubs & Tav­erns. Burg­ers, sand­wiches, cheese and pep­per pop­pers, Ca­jun tuna steak. Drink spe­cials, trivia, ladies’ night and col­lege nights. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www. charlesvil­lagepub.net. 3107 St. Paul St., 410.243.1611 $ North of Map D1 GERTRUDE’S Amer­i­can. Inside Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art, Chesapeake crab cakes and steaks by celeb chef John Shields. Cock­tails, wines. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. www.gertrudes bal­ti­more.com. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 410.889.3399 $$$ North of Map A1 PARTS & LA­BOR Amer­i­can. Spike Gjerde’s combo restau­rant-butch­ery with 10-foot open hearth, high-tops and booths in a for­mer tire shop. Rib eyes, sausages, ropes of boar, corned tongue, prize ham­burger, col­lards and desserts like warm blondie. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.parts and­labor­butch­ery.com. 2600 N. Howard St., 443.873.8887 North of Map D1

BLUE AGAVE Mex­i­can. Spot named for the plant used in tequila. Mar­gar­i­tas, 100-plus Mex­i­can liquors. In­ven­tive ta­cos, re­gional and coastal dishes. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m., 3-7 p.m. happy hour. www.bluea­gaver­estau­rant.com. 1032 Light St., 410.576.3938 $$ Map C8 BLUE­GRASS Amer­i­can. So­phis­ti­cated bistro-bar with floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and Ray Kumm’s char­cu­terie, en­trées in­clude rab­bit, kobe sir­loin and light fare ($$). Sus­tain­able in­gre­di­ents, herbs grown on-site. Mon.-Wed. 5 p.m.10 p.m., Thurs-Fri 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., Sat.Sun. 10 a.m.- 11 p.m. www.blue­grass tav­ern.com. 1500 S. Hanover St., 410.244.5101 $$$ South of Map C8 C&R PUB Pubs & Tav­erns. Coun­try­west­ern mu­sic, cat­tle horns and 15 flat screens for sports plus slid­ers, sand­wiches (crab cake, veg­gie burger), ginger soy tuna, shrimp ke­babs. Spe­cials: Mon. steaks, Tues. ta­cos, Wed. smoke­house BBQ. Beers, cock­tails, spir­its. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.cnr pub.com. 1117 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.223.2269 $$ Map C8 MOTHER’S FED­ERAL HILL GRILLE Amer­i­can. Neigh­bor­hood tav­ern with Kobe beef slid­ers, Buf­falo shrimp, chili, ribs, catch of the day, plus burg­ers. Pop Pop’s ice cream (house­made as is 90 per­cent of menu). Kids menu. Pur­ple Pa­tio for NFL Ravens and col­lege ball fans, 98 Rock post-game show. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. till mid­night, Sat. 8 a.m.-mid­night, Sun. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar late. www. moth­ers­grille.com. 1113 S. Charles St., 410.244.8686 $$ Map C8

BERTHA’S Seafood. Neigh­bor­hood spot with bar and in­ti­mate rooms. Tea (Mon.-Sat. 3- 4:30 p.m.), a dozen preps of mus­sels and seafood. Jazz or blues most evenings. www.berthas.com. 734 S. Broad­way, 410.327.5795 $$ Map F7 THE BLACK OLIVE Greek. On a cob­ble­stone street, hos­pi­tal­ity by the Spil­iadis fam­ily serv­ing seafood, rack of lamb,

clams, spe­cialty cock­tails and out­door breeze­way din­ing. Mar­garita Mon­days, $2 crab Tues­days. Pets wel­come. Live mu­sic. Boat dock. Sun.-Wed. 11 a.m.mid­night, Thurs.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www. rip­tide­bythe­bay.net. 1718 Thames St., 410.732.3474 Map F7 SLÁINTE IR­ISH PUB & RESTAU­RANT Ir­ish. “Sláinte” is Gaelic for good health and pros­per­ity plus Guin­ness onion soup, bangers and mash, corned beef and cab­bage. Spe­cials: Mon. mus­sels, Tues. Ir­ish fare, Wed. lob­ster, Fri. fish ‘n’ chips, oys­ters. Sports TVs, Tues. mu­sic. Daily break­fast from 7 a.m., happy hours 4-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-close. www.slain­tepub.com. 1700 Thames St., 410.563.6600 $$ Map E8 STUGGY’S Hot Dogs. A fa­ther-son team car­ry­out for old-fash­ioned and in­ven­tive hot dogs, sausages and soda floats (cane sugar), Wild Thing (bi­son), “veg­head op­tions.” De­liv­ery. Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.,Thurs.-Sat. till 3 a.m., Sun. till 5 p.m. Also at Cam­den Yards. www.stug­gys.com. 809 S. Broad­way, 410.327.0228 $ Map F7 WATER­FRONT KITCHEN Amer­i­can. At wa­ter taxi stop #8, spot with its own green­house for farm-sourced cook­ing: Jerry Pel­le­grino’s oys­ter stew, Maryland rock­fish, Mar­cho Farm veal, steaks, Tues.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tues.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m. At Dou­glass-My­ers mu­seum. Valet p.m. www. wa­ter­fron­tk­itchen.com. 1417 Thames St., 443.681.5310 $$$-$$$$ Map E8

13.5% Wine Bar. Cozy lounge with beer, cock­tails, pork belly ta­cos, PEI mus­sels, pork chops and pizza. Daily spe­cials. Wine flights, 40+ by the glass, 200 by the bot­tle. Mon. 4-10 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 4-11 p.m., Fri. till 2 a.m., Sat. 1 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 1-10 p.m. Bar late. www.13.5winebar.com. 1117 W. 36th St., 410.889.1064 $$ BIRROTECA Ital­ian. In an 1883 struc­ture, fam­ily-style trat­to­ria whose name means “nice place for beer” but also for br­uschetta, pas­tas, sa­lumi and ar­ti­san pizza (duck con­fit, es­car­got, mus­sels). Cock­tails, wine plus 24 taps and 25+ craft beers. Lively bar. Mon.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. Bar till close. www.bmore­bir­roteca.com. 1520 Clip­per Rd., 443.708.1935 $$ THE FOOD MAR­KET Amer­i­can. In­dus­trial-chic space with open kitchen for Chad Gauss and his fried oys­ters, lob­ster fin­gers, bi­son hanger steak, wagyu rib eye, crab cake, truf­fle fries. Sun.-Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free valet. www.the­food­mar­ket­bal­ti­more.com. 1017 W. 36th St., 410.366.0606 $$$-$$$$ GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ South­west­ern. Popular, cell-phone-free spot for New Mex­i­can fare: fa­ji­tas, que­sadil­las, skirt steak, tilapia ta­cos plus burg­ers (nine ways), veg­gie ri­blets. Late-night Long Bar. All-day break­fast. Kids menu. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www. gold­en­west­cafe.com. 1105 W. 36th St., 410.889.8891 $-$$ WOOD­BERRY KITCHEN Amer­i­can. Beard nom­i­nee chef Spike Gjerde in rus­tic spa­ces with farm-to-ta­ble dev­iled eggs, trout salad, short ribs, brick-oven chicken, soft shells, Chesapeake oys­ters. Mez­za­nine for peo­ple watch­ing. Kids menu. Mon.-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri.Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 59 p.m. www.wood­ber­ryk­itchen.com. 2010 Clip­per Park Rd., 410.464.8000 $$$

CHARLESTON Amer­i­can. Cindy Wolf’s cui­sine with a South­ern ac­cent (corn­meal-fried oys­ters, smoked sal­mon, lamb or buf­falo ten­der­loin) in three to six cour­ses ($76-$111). Wine pair­ings by Tony Fore­man. Mon.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. www.charleston­restau­rant. com. 1000 Lan­caster St., Syl­van Bldg., 410.332.7373 $$$$ Map E8 CHAZZ: A BRONX ORIG­I­NAL Ital­ian. Co-owned by the Vi­tales and Chazz Palminteri, a stop in­spired by Chazz’s movie “A Bronx Tale.” Pas­tas, risot­tos, moz­zarella and an­tipasto bar. Osso bucco, veal, filet mignon. “Pizza al­tar” pies from coal oven. Wine and house­made li­mon­cello. Mon.-Tues. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. 5-10 p.m. www.chazzbronx­o­rig­i­nal. com. 1415 Aliceanna St., 410.522.5511 $$$ Map E7 CHIU’S SUSHI  Ja­panese. Qual­ity sushi and sashimi (plus tem­pura and teriyaki) served by ki­mono-clad wait­resses. Sushi counter chefs. Lunch spe­cials. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. 3-10 p.m. www.chius­sushi.com. 608 S. Ex­eter St., 410.752.4225 $$ Map E7 CINGHIALE Ital­ian. Enoteca/osteria for “mod­ern” and “hon­est” fare of North­ern and Cen­tral Italy: à la carte or four cour­ses ($62), rus­tic menu ($29). Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11:30 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.cgeno. com. 822 Lan­caster St., 410.547.8282 $$$$ Map E8 FLEET STREET KITCHEN  Amer­i­can. His­toric build­ing with cedar wine cel­lar, floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows, open kitchen, ar­ti­sanal, farm-to-ta­ble cui­sine: but­ter-poached lob­ster, duck con­fit, short ribs. Beers, wines, cock­tails. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 511 p.m. www.fleet­streetk­itchen. com. 1012 Fleet St., 410.244.5830 $$$$ Map E7 FLEM­ING’S PRIME STEAK­HOUSE Steak­house. Prime cuts of beef, pork and poul­try and grilled fish along with 100 wines by the glass, plus another 100 on by-the-bot­tle list. Mon.-Wed. 5-10 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 4-10 p.m. www.flem­ingssteak­house. com. 720 Aliceanna St., 410.332.1666 $$$ Map D7 JAMES JOYCE Ir­ish. Wel­com­ing restau­rant-pub, in­te­ri­ors shipped from Eire. Clas­sics like shep­herd’s pie, mus­sels, sand­wiches, beef and Guin­ness stew, Bai­ley’s choco­late cake. Live mu­sic from 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ma­jor spir­its and cigars. Pa­tio deck. Ir­ish dé­cor and Joyce T-shirts. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www.the­james joy­cepub.com. 616 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.727.5107 $$ Map E7 LE­BANESE TAV­ERNA Mid­dle East­ern. Au­then­tic Mid­dle East­ern food from the Abi-Najm fam­ily, so suc­cess­ful in D.C. that it’s opened here, too. Mon.Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun­day brunch till 4 p.m., din­ner 4 p.m.-9 p.m. www. lebane­se­tav­erna.com. 719 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.244.5533 $$$ Map D7 OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM Seafood. Ex­pan­sive din­ing spa­ces for fresh­catch menu printed daily (of­ten live Maine lob­ster) plus es­car­gots, steaks, rich sides. Raw bar sup­plied by both coasts. Award-win­ning chow­der. Prix­fixe four cour­ses $37. Wine pair­ings. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.theo­ceanaire.com. 801 Aliceanna St., 443.872.0000 $$$ Map E7

200 In­ter­na­tional Dr., 410.576.5800 $$$$$$$ Map D7 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 49 p.m. www.the­cap­i­tal­grille.com. 500 E. Pratt St., 443.703.4064 $$$ Map D6 DEMPSEY’S Pubs & Tav­erns. At ball park, four drafts on-site. For­mer Ori­ole Rick D. with team mem­o­ra­bilia and menu: “Start­ing Pitch­ers,” Cam­den Yard crab cakes, “black and orange” burger, “O’s” flat­bread. Bot­tle beers plus drafts (some brewed on-site). Kids menu. Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m.; bar menu 3-5 p.m., bar late game days. www.dempseys­bal­ti­more.com. 333 W. Cam­den St., Floor 1, 410.843.7901 $-$$ Map B6 DI­A­MOND TAV­ERN Amer­i­can. Sleek, spot with pa­tio at the Hil­ton Bal­ti­more for mus­sels in white wine, lump crab cake, corn bisque, pas­tas, scal­lop risotto, steak frites and dessert mar­ti­nis. HD TVs. Daily 6 a.m.-mid­night. www.di­a­mond­tav­ern.com. Hil­ton, 401 W. Pratt St., 443.573.8777 $$$$$ Map C6 FOGO DE CHÃO  Brazil­ian. Steak house or “chur­ras­caria” with 15 slow-roast cuts of pork, beef and chicken by gau­cho chefs. Salad bar. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri. 5-10:30 p.m., Sat. 410:30 p.m., Sun. 3:30-9 p.m. www.fogo. com. 600 E. Pratt St., 410.528.9292 $$$ Map D6 FRANK & NIC’S Amer­i­can. Near Cam­den Yards, “West End Grille” with 15 TVs. Scal­lops, crab cakes, chops, filet and lo mein. Kids menu, game day spe­cials, happy hours. Some nights DJ, live mu­sic. Daily 11:30 a.m. till clos­ing. www.frankand­nics.com. 511 W. Pratt St., 410.685.6800 $$ Map B6 FRENCH KITCHEN French. In Lord Bal­ti­more Ho­tel’s Ver­sailles Room, bistro over­seen by chef Michael Carstens. Char­cu­terie, onion soup, mus­sels, French onion burger, monk­fish, beef bour­guignon, duck and steak frites. In-house desserts. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. www. lord­bal­ti­more­ho­tel.com. 20 W. Bal­ti­more St., 410.539.8400 $$-$$$ Map C5 GUY FIERI’S BAL­TI­MORE KITCHEN & BAR Amer­i­can. In ex­pan­sive space at Horse­shoe Casino, famed chef’s sig­na­ture dishes ($$): burg­ers, wings, Guy’s fries, plates small and to-share. En­trées ($$$) BBQ meat­loaf, Ca­jun chicken al­fredo. Bars in and out­side with con­cert stage. Mon.-Wed. 2 p.m.- 4 a.m., Thurs.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.- 4 a.m. www. cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4387 Be­low Map B8 JACK BIN­ION’S STEAK Steaks. Meat­lover’s luxe haven named for Horse­shoe Casino founder. Eric Lit­tle­john’s Maryland crab bisque, At­lantic sal­mon with wasabi mash, yel­lowfin with olive tape­nade, duck with maple demiglace, Black An­gus steaks, deca­dent desserts. Bar menu, clas­sic cock­tails. Sun.-Thurs. 5-11 p.m.,Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m.mid­night. www.cae­sars.com. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4386 Be­low Map B8 JOE SQUARED  Ital­ian. In Power Plant Live!, coal-fired piz­zas, Ital­ian cheese steak or Chesapeake chicken, risot­tos and 16 drafts on tap. Weekly spe­cials. Daily live mu­sic, art shows. Week­end brunches. Daily from 11 a.m., Sun.-Mon. till 9 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 10 p.m., Thurs. 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1:30 a.m. Also Sta­tion North. www.joesquared.com. 30 Mar­ket Place, 410.962.5566 $$ Map D5 JOHNNY SANCHEZ South­west­ern. Over­look­ing Ravens sta­dium, star-chef team Aarón Sánchez and John Besh’s new ven­ture at Horse­shoe Casino. Bor­der fare: em­panadas, goat ta­cos, suck­ling pig car­ni­tas, lob­ster and mango ce­viche, pork belly sand­wich, cheese flan, cin­na­mon churros. Small plates, late-night menu ($). Mar­gar­i­tas, ma­jor beers (16 Mex­i­can+), Latin and Cal­i­for­nia wines. Daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. www.cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4386 Be­low Map B8 M&S GRILL Amer­i­can. From pa­tio, views of the USS Con­stel­la­tion; in clubby din­ing room, sand­wiches, seafood, aged steaks, crab cake or soft shell plat­ter, rich sides. Good wines, bar. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. till 9 p.m. www.mc cormickand­schmicks.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.547.9333 $$ Map D6; 711 East­ern Ave., 410.234.1300 Map D6 MCCORMICK & SCH­MICK’S Seafood. Daily catches from Pa­cific North­west (Alaskan king sal­mon, Ore­gon pe­trale sole) and East Coast (Maine lob­ster, Chesapeake blue crab). Table­cloths, dark wood pan­el­ing, chan­de­liers, mo­saic floors and ma­hogany bar. Pa­tio by light­house. Daily 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. www.mc­cormickand­schmicks.com. 711 East­ern Ave., ad­ja­cent to Pier 5, 410.234.1300 $$ Map D7 MISS SHIRLEY’S South­ern. Named for a late, sassy, in­flu­en­tial cook and hon­or­ing her with fried green toma­toes, slid-

sphere with big-screen TVs, but with a fo­cus on serv­ing good food: burg­ers, steak sand­wiches, que­sadil­las, wings, plus big sal­ads. Sun.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tin­roof­bars.com. 32 Mar­ket Pl., 443.873.8137. Map D5 TIR NA NOG  Ir­ish. Well-ap­pointed pub with fur­nish­ings from Ire­land. Ir­ish clas­sics like herb-crusted rack of lamb, shep­herd’s pie plus Amer­i­can burg­ers and fries. Grab a pint, and watch the har­bor ac­tion. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www. tir­nanog­bal­ti­more.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.483.8968 $$ Map D6 UNO PIZZE­RIA & GRILL Amer­i­can. Popular spot for deep-dish and thin­crust pizza, pasta, steak, seafood, burg­ers, beers and wines plus sun­daes and “dou­ble deal” spe­cials. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. Also Columbia and El­li­cott City. www.unos.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.625.5900 Map D6

BY DE­GREES CAFE Amer­i­can. Hon­est food” in a ca­sual, com­fort­able set­ting near Har­bor East. Oys­ter po’ boys, flat­breads, chicken un­der a brick, soups, Cuban-style pork, beef with duck fat fries, caramel bread pud­ding. Lunch boxes. Park­ing lot. Mon.-Tues. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till 9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www. by­de­greescafe.com. 415 So.Cen­tral Ave., 410.522.0478 CAFE GIA Ital­ian. Bistro with col­or­ful mu­rals, owned by fourth-gen­er­a­tion Si­cil­ian/Lit­tle Italy fam­ily. Cala­mari, shrimp scampi, veal three ways, chicken and pas­tas. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Sat. till 2 p.m. Din­ner Mon.-Fr. 5-9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m, Sat. 2-10 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p..m. www.cafe­gias.com. 410 S. High St., 410.685.6727 $$ Map 2 E6 CHIAPPARELLI’S Ital­ian. Since 1940, a beloved Lit­tle Italy des­ti­na­tion. Rus­tic brick walls, white table­cloth ser­vice. Gen­er­ous pas­tas ($$), clas­sic veal dishes, fa­mous salad, mus­sels in white wine, crab cake Castillo. Wine bar. Sun.Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.chi­ap­par­el­lis.com. 237 S. High St., 410.837.0309 $$$ Map E6 HEAVY SEAS ALE­HOUSE Pubs & Tav­erns. For­mer Con­fed­er­ate hos­pi­tal and tack fac­tory, now beer lover’s haven with bold “vict­uals” to match the name­sake drafts and other ales. Raw bar, wines, rum and “pi­rate” cock­tails. Lo­cal oys­ters, small plates or crab cakes, short rib, mus­sels. Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-clos­ing, Fri.-Sun. from noon. www.heavy­seasale­house.com. 1300 Bank St., 410.753.1403 $$$ Map E6 LA SCALA Ital­ian. Chef-owner Nino’s shell­fish, veal chops, herbed or stuffed, steaks, sa­lumi, 17 house­made pas­tas ($$), Cae­sar salad. In­door bocce court (at happy hours), wine tast­ing room and ter­race. Valet daily. Mon.-Thurs. 4:3010 p.m, Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 210 p.m. www.las­cal­a­din­ing.com. 1012 East­ern Ave., 410.783.9209 $$ Map E6 MO’S CRAB & PASTA FAC­TORY Seafood. Crabs year-round with unique sea­son­ing plus back­fin crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, lob­ster, mus­sels, com­bos, steam­ers, chicken and surf-and-turf, lin­guine with six sauces. Kids menu ($). Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Free ho­tel shut­tle. www.mos­bal­ti­more.com. 502 Albe­marle St., 410.837.1600 $$-$$$ Map E7 MO’S FISH­ER­MAN’S WHARF Seafood. Part of Mo Manocheh’s em­pire with its own whole­sale mar­ket/car­ry­out nearby. Steamed crabs, lob­ster, Ca­jun combo, spiced shrimp, chicken parme­san, Ca­jun combo, steaks. Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. www.mosseafood.com. 219 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.837.8600 $$-$$$ Map D6 OZRA Mediter­ranean. Stylish two-level des­ti­na­tion with min­i­mal­ist decor and glow­ing silk flow­ers. Per­sia-meet­sMediter­ranean fare: egg­plant three ways, cala­mari with garlic cit­rus sauce, tabouleh, salad and veg­etable en­trées, grilled and skew­ered meats, mar­i­nated lamb chops, baklava and Per­sian ice cream. Se­lect wines. Bar and sec­ond­floor ter­race. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. www.ozra.us. 806 Stiles St., 410.528.2710 $$-$$$ Map E6 VAC­CARO’S Dessert. Cook­ies, rum cake, tiramisu, eclairs, ge­lati, Napoleons, mini cream puffs, can­noli. Sun.Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.mid­night. (Call for Can­ton hrs.) www. vac­carospas­try.com. 222 Albe­marle St., 410.685.4905 $ Map D6; Can­ton, 2919 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.4744 Map H8

BREWER’S ART Amer­i­can. In­no­va­tive fare and house-made Bel­gian-style ales served in op­u­lent turn-of-the-cen­tury Mount Ver­non man­sion. Sea­sonal meat, seafood and veg­e­tar­ian items plus in­ter­na­tional wines, spir­its and beers. Daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 5 p.m.2 a.m. www.the­brew­er­sart.com. 1106 N. Charles St., 410.547.6925 $$ Map C2 CITY CAFÉ Amer­i­can. Pre- and postthe­ater fa­vorite. Straight­for­ward dishes like N.Y. strip ( Tues.-Wed. spe­cial), sand­wiches, sal­ads and pasta, frozen cap­puc­cino. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 10:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. till 8:00 p.m. Cof­fee shop Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. www. city­cafebal­ti­more.com. 1001 Cathe­dral St., 410.539.4252 $$ Map C2 DUKEM Ethiopian. Col­or­ful plat­ters of tastes to scoop up with in­jera bread (no forks). Veg­gies, kitfo, tibs, wats. Of­ten live mu­sic, dancers, singers plus cof­fee cer­e­mony some nights. Ethiopian wine and beers. Daily 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. www.dukem­restau­rant.com. 1100 Maryland Ave., 410.385.0318 $$ Map C2 THE HEL­MAND  Afghan. Sur­rounded by tex­tiles (on the wall), dine on tra­di­tional cal­low, ke­babs in this restau­rant owned by a brother of the Afghan leader. Lamb and veg­e­tar­ian dishes, tea ser­vice. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.hel­mand.com. 806 N. Charles St., 410.752.0311 $$ Map C3 PRIME RIB Steak­house. Since 1965, fine sup­per club for lob­ster, filet mignon, chops, Im­pe­rial crab. Business ca­sual, jack­ets (pre­ferred) for men. Pi­ano nightly, trio Fri., pi­ano and bass Sat. Bar. Com­pli­men­tary valet. Mon.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 49 p.m. www.thep­rimerib.com. 1101 N. Calvert St., 410.539.1804 $$$$ Map C2 SAMMY’S TRAT­TO­RIA Ital­ian. In tur­reted SOTTO SO­PRA Ital­ian. High ceil­ings, mu­rals and mo­saic floors, Ricardo Bo­sio’s pas­tas, wild boar cac­cia­torini. Opera din­ners one Sun. a month (call), wine tast­ings, too. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.2 p.m., Mon. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tues.-Wed. till 10:30 pm., Thurs. till mid­night, Fri.Sat. till 11:30 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www. sot­toso­prainc.com. 405 N. Charles St., 410.625.0534 $$$ Map C4 TIO PEPE Span­ish. Since 1968, softly lit, sub­ter­ranean, white-wall bistro known for its san­gria, paella and zarzuela. Cata­lan wines plus seafood bisque, Se­govia suck­ling pig, Ser­rano with melon, red snap­per, beef tourne­dos with sherry sauce. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.10 p.m., Fri. till 11:30 p.m., Sat. 5-

ROYAL FARMS ARENA Home of the Bal­ti­more Blast soc­cer team, this city­owned fa­cil­ity hosts 800,000 guests and 120 events each year. Blast vs. Rochester Lancers Jan. 24; Dis­ney on Ice: “Worlds of Fan­tasy” Feb. 4- 8; Blast vs. Rochester Lancers Feb. 13; Blast vs. Chicago Mus­tangs Feb. 20; Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat Feb. 21; Mon­ster Jam Feb. 27-March 1; Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley Cir­cus March 25April 5. www.roy­al­farm­sarena.com. 201 W. Bal­ti­more St., Down­town, 410.347.2020 Map C6 WINDUP SPACE Edgy art/mu­sic/film/ per­for­mance space with ca­sual bar. Ev­ery Tues. (9:30 p.m.-mid­night): the Out of Your Head col­lec­tive of im­pro­vis­ing mu­si­cians. Ev­ery first Thurs. (7 p.m.): MONDOBal­ti­more: Trash Flicks and Cult Epics. Tues.-Sat. (some­times Sun. and Mon.) from 5 p.m. www.thewindup space.com. 12 W. North Ave., Sta­tion North, 410.244.8855 North of Map C1

BAL­TI­MORE THE­ATRE PROJECT Lovers of stage­craft head here for orig­i­nal works. SONAR new mu­sic en­sem­ble: “Frozen” Jan. 30-Feb. 1; Pe­abody Cham­ber Opera: “Mans­field Park,” based on the Jane Austen novel Feb. 12-15; Iron Crow The­atre Company: “The Rev­e­la­tion of Bobby Pritchard,” a new play about a se­cret re­vealed March 13-28; Day­dreams + Nightmares Aerial The­atre: “DNA The­atre,” a dark new work about con­flict and es­cape April 9-19. www.the­atre­pro­ject.org. 45 W. Preston St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.8558 Map C2 CEN­TER STAGE Kwame Kwei-Armah over­sees clas­sic and new pro­duc­tions at Maryland’s state theater. “One Night in Mi­ami,” a fic­tional ac­count of the real en­counter among Sam Cooke, Jim Brown, Mal­colm X and Muham­mad Ali Jan. 14-Feb. 8; “After the Revo­lu­tion,” Amy Her­zog’s drama of a left­ist fam­ily strug­gling with its legacy March 18May 17; “4000 Miles,” a re­lated Her­zog play, set 10 years later and fol­low­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween grand­mother and grand­son April 1-May 24. www. cen­ter­stage.org. 700 N. Calvert St., Mount Ver­non, 410.332.0033 Map C3 CHESAPEAKE SHAKE­SPEARE COMPANY El­li­cott City-based troupe now per­form­ing in the ren­o­vated 1885 Mer­can­tile Trust and De­posit Company.

MYTH AND MOON­SHINE Toast­ing the re­bel­lious spirit of early dis­tillers with twenty va­ri­eties solo or in cock­tails. Also brunch, din­ner. Mon., Thurs., Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Tues.-Wed. till mid­night, Sat. 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. till mid­night. www.bmore­shine.com. 2300 Bos­ton St., Can­ton, 410.327.6455 Map G7 OF LOVE AND RE­GRET From the brewer of Still­wa­ter Ales, a cheery pub with 20-plus draft beers plus small plates, gourmet burg­ers. Up­stairs lounge with cock­tails on tap. Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. till 10 p.m. www.oflove­an­dregret. com. 1028 S. Con­kling St., Can­ton, 410.327.0760 East of Map H8 THE OWL BAR Dark wood, cozy cor­ners and a friendly bar staff that serves yards of beer and brick-fired piz­zas. Dates to pre-Pro­hi­bi­tion when it was an F. Scott Fitzger­ald hang­out. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to close, Sat. noon-close, Sun. 11 a.m.close. www.the­owl­bar.com. Inside the Belvedere Ho­tel, 1 E. Chase St., Mount Ver­non, 410.347.0888 Map C2 PRATT STREET ALE HOUSE Brew­pub with 42 taps, Oliver ales, full menu and 25 HD TVs. Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., bar till 2 a.m. www.prattstree­tale­house. com. 206 W. Pratt St., Down­town, 410.244.8900 Map C6 RYE From the man be­hind Stuggy’s hot dogs, a cozy can­dle-lit space with am­bi­tious cock­tails us­ing lo­cally sourced and house-made in­gre­di­ents. Short food menu (char­cu­terie, pou­tine, flat­bread). Daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m. www. rye­bal­ti­more.com. 807 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 443.438.3296 Map 2 F7 WOODY’S RUM BAR AND IS­LAND GRILL Ex­ten­sive rum se­lec­tion plus seafood in a re­laxed set­ting with har­bor view, live mu­sic and is­land mu­rals. Daily spe­cials. Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.2 a.m. (hours vary sea­son­ally). www. woodys­rum­bar.com. 1700 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.563.6800 Map F7

HORSE­SHOE CASINO  New $442 mil­lion venue with more than 2,500 slots plus video poker ma­chines, ta­ble games and a World Se­ries of Poker room. Restau­rants, in­clud­ing ones by celeb chefs Guy Fieri, John Besh and Aarón Sánchez, plus a 24-hour bar. www. cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4200 South of Map B8

GRAND CEN­TRAL A mas­sive space with six bars, pool ta­bles, a video pub and a dance floor. Wed.-Sun. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bar Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 3 p.m.2 a.m. www.cen­tral­sta­tion­pub.com. 1001 N. Charles St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.7133 Map C2 THE HIPPO  Since 1972, “where ev­ery­one is wel­come” in a build­ing that housed a 1930s club that once booked Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. House and techno mu­sic, pool ta­bles, a dance floor and video games. Daily 4 p.m.2 a.m. www.club­hippo.com. 1 W. Ea­ger St., Mount Ver­non, 410.547.0069 Map C2

GREENE TUR­TLE Flat screens in ev­ery booth bring new mean­ing to din­ner in front of the TV. Hearty pub food (burg­ers, wings). Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.2 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www. greene­tur­tle.com. 718-722 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.342.4222 Map E7 LOONEY’S PUB One of the an­chors of O’Don­nell Square, a ca­sual, twos­tory cor­ner pub. More than 40 TVs broad­cast sports. www.looneyspub. com. 2900 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.675.9235 Map G8 PICK­LES PUB A stop for grub and pints be­fore and after Ravens games. Steamed shrimp with Old Bay-mar­i­nated grilled onions, Maryland crab soup and fried pick­les. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.pick­le­spub.com. 520 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Down­town, 410.752.1784 Map B6

LINGANORE WINECELLARS About 30 miles west of Bal­ti­more, a fam­ily-owned vine­yard on 230 acres. Hosts popular fes­ti­vals and events through­out the year. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Tast­ing $5, wine and food pair­ing $10. Free tours. www. linganorewines.com. 13601 Glis­sans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, Md., 410.795.6432 THE WINE MAR­KET Once a foundry, now a wine bar, bistro and shop. Eight hun­dred wines by the bot­tle and 25 by the glass. Mon. 5-10 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., 5-10 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., 5-11 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.the-wine­mar­ket.com. 921 E. Fort Ave., Lo­cust Point, 410.244.6166 South of Map E8

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