Sunday, June 7, 2009

Baltimore Eats....

So on Thursday we went to Washington DC and ate in Miss Saigon in Georgetown as we couldn't resist Vietnamese, ended up being a takeout in the hotel room as baby got her Zz's. Because we shopped too much he he, we adore Georgetown reminds me of back home. 

We then went to Baltimore, as I was attending a training session on Motivational Interviewing with one of the best psychologists in the world!, its for an upcoming research study where dietitians work with pediatrians and counsel parents of overweight kids. It was a great experience and I learnt so much. I skipped dinner with the group on friday and we headed to the harbor area since we were in Maryland I wanted to try crab cakes. 

Again it ended up being a takeout, as a busy bar area was not really great for baba!, we actually stumbled upon canton square, near the harbor a historic square packed with restaurants and bars. There was a beautiful old church at the end of the square and neat paintings on the walls.
Baltimore was alright, didn't get to see much, but pleased to have enjoyed the fresh crabmeat ..

Mama's Half Shell, quickly googled seafood restaurants in hotel and this one had good reviews, was packed with locals, remember always a good sign he he

Maryland Crab cakes, very good, lots of meat

Ships, all in all Baltimore felt pretty industrial and has an old marine history we saw big mountains of coal and salt along the highway ready for shipping

This was a neat painting on the wall of a building in canton square

We really didn't get to see much, but even with a tight conference schedule and a young baby, we managed to get out and visit the city a little.  

Its always good to try and do this as you may not get the chance again and also it gives you a taster in case you want to go back!!.. not sure about Baltimore, please forgive me Baltimore natives, I think I needed a local tour guide.
There are so many places I want to go back to number one being Paris but the list is endless!!

Where would you most like to go back to?...


  1. There are wonderful spots in Baltimore but they're difficult to visit with a baby. Next time :-).

  2. Things can get difficult when kids arrive, but it's important not to give up. We did the same recently, visiting Croatia, a quick one day visit to Zagreb, but enjoyed it, a lot of memories.
    I'm hoping to visit Venice in July, when my aunt comes to visit

  3. Thanks for all the pics! I have yet to hit the east coast, hopefully some day :)

  4. Those crab cakes look lovely. Ive never been to Baltmore, but plan on going.

    I would love to go back to Key West Florida!

  5. The crab cake looks delicious!

  6. I love costal cities! The culture is always so exciting... and the smell of the air... love it!

  7. I love Maryland crabcakes... your picture of them is going to make me think about them all day! There really is no better crabcake!! Ok... I'm a little biased since that's where I'm from :) It was nice to read about your trip! There's definitely a lot of fun to be had in Baltimore!!

  8. Kenny: they were great
    Mary: I need to see them again
    Dajana: Venice is awesome, want to visit Croatia have heard wonderful things about it
    Amanda:oh on the East Coast Washington DC and NYC are my favs, you will love it
    Donna: oh Key West and Key Lime Pie yummy!!
    Erica: thanks
    Dana you are so right
    Sarah so sorry should have asked you h he

  9. Too funny we were both in DC! I wonder if we walked past each other :) lol

  10. I wish I had found out earlier that you were coming to town! There is a metric ton's worth of crab cake joints here. My favorite is G&M's out by BWI, but that's just one of many. It's funny: those of us in the Chesapeake area (MD/VA/maybe DC) get very passionate about our crabs and our crab dishes. The funny thing, though, is that the crab harvest has been relatively sparse in Maryland and Virginia, so we've been getting more and more of our crabs from North Carolina! Who knew?

    Coincidentally, I may be passing through NC later this month, though I'll be passing through Greensboro and Raleigh so I'll be missing Winston-Salem :(

  11. Yummy! I love Maryland Crab Cakes! (Of course, here, nobody had a clue what they are!)

  12. The crab cakes look GREAT!! I'd love to hear more about the training-email please :)

  13. John: thanks for visiting, when in Raleigh area, if you like Indian go to Chatham st in Cary can find Authentic Indian and theres lots of fab Vietnamese in Greensboro, around High Point Rd, oh and thats so interesting about the crab cakes coming from NC! Rebecca
    Sabrina: I know I thought I had to have them when I realized I was in maryland he he
    Sweta: I'll call ya!!

  14. Yes, Baltimore does have the best crab cakes for sure! Whenever we go there, that's the only thing we ever order! Yum!



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