This “mission-driven” Fells Point spot is all about connecting with nature. Besides partnering with Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students, an educational program for inner-city kids, the restaurant also works with local farms to provide the ingredients for tasty dishes like cast-iron crab cakes with celery root purée and Korean BBQ seared duck. Other perks? A “sweet” spot on the harbor, looking out at the iconic Domino Sugar sign. www.waterfrontkitchen.com. 1417 Thames St., 443.681.5310.