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The Dish on Baltimore’s Culinary Scene

Posted on April 19, 2018

Baltimore has a reputation for fresh seafood, especially its Maryland blue crabs, but the city’s culinary scene has transformed into a must-visit destination with high-end inventive eateries opening throughout all of its neighborhoods.

Visit Baltimore recently ran a two-page advertising spread highlighting our amazing culinary scene in the New York Times' T Magazine Summer Travel issue and in the Baltimore, D.C and Philadelphia June issues of Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Real Simple. 

This culinary ad is one element of a larger integrated culinary campaign, created and implemented to promote Baltimore as a travel-worthy culinary destination, capturing the flavors from a wide range of neighborhoods—Mount Vernon, Fell’s Point, Woodberry, Hampden, and more. The campaign aims to feature the Chesapeake specialties we’ve always been known for, but also highlight our booming restaurant renaissance led by award-winning chefs, innovative food halls, artisanal neighborhood eateries, unique breweries and more. Essentially, there are more culinary experiences and creative chefs, brewers, and sommeliers in Baltimore than ever before, and this campaign is committed to telling that story.

Visitors looking to experience Baltimore’s food scene can enjoy varied options for groups of any size at our food halls, an immersive experience in our brewing history with cutting-edge craft beer, and outdoor dining in historic buildings or along the waterfront. 

Food Halls: Further proof that Baltimore’s food scene is on the cutting edge are the recent growing number of food halls, including R. House and Mount Vernon Marketplace, adding to the classics like the iconic Lexington Market, the oldest continually operating public market in America.

R. House in Remington is creating a new launch pad for Baltimore’s most exciting chefs. Set inside a rehabbed historic auto shop, the 50,000-square-foot space features 15-foot tall windows with roll-up garage doors, 12,000 square feet of open seating and 10 chef-driven food and drink concepts so guests can get a taste of the best bites in Baltimore. Mount Vernon Marketplace offers freshly prepared artisanal foods in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon district. With over 14 purveyors offering everything from gourmet cheese, artisan sandwiches & charcuterie, fresh local oysters & seafood, noodles & dumplings. Take a public market photo tour on our website.

Brewing: Baltimore has a rich beer history, dating back to the first German immigrants setting up breweries and leafy beer gardens. Today, the city is home to craft beer breweries big and small, award-winning gypsy brewers, beer-mixologists, tap houses and sports bars all serving the best of local ales, pills, IPAs and stouts. In 2016, The Brewer’s Association named Baltimore/Washington D.C. one of the top five fastest growing markets for craft beer sales. Explore Baltimore’s craft beer scene on our website.

Al fresco dining: Visitors can take group dining to the next level with an al fresco atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a patio with a waterfront view, a hidden oasis, or a lively terrace, Baltimore has the perfect outdoor dining spot for you. Click here to find options for delicious food and fun with shuffleboard, sculpture gardens, live music and more.


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