Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Looking for some great dishes to get around South Baltimore? Here are a few recent favorites:

Pepperoni Pizza at Barfly’s 

As a huge fan of pizza and all the different styles, I always like to get a pepperoni pizza to see how a place really stacks up. Barfly’s has a unique style of pizza featuring a thick and fluffy crust like a Sicilian pizza. It is cooked inside of a circular pan with a parmesan-style cheese baked into the crust.

The pepperoni pizza had a great crust, great sauce, great cheese, and great pepperonis. It was delicious.

Carbonara and Margherita Pizza at Hersh’s 

Hersh’s serves a much different style of pizza with its wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. Its margherita pizza has a really great smoky flavor with good charred spotting on the crust,and a nice blend of homemade fresh mozzarella, Italian tomatoes, and basil. Another outstanding pizza.

Hersh’s carbonara, which is a popular Roman dish with fresh spaghetti, egg, pecorino romano, parmigiano, and black pepper with guanciale, was also ordered alongside the pizza. It was very simple, but so good.

Fried Chicken Sammie at The Outpost 

The Outpost American Tavern’s fried chicken sandwich is a real standout. This buttermilk-brined chicken thigh is fried to perfection and topped on top of a brioche bun with pickles, white barbecue sauce, and shredded lettuce. The french fries were great, too.

Pit Beef Sandwich at Bullhead 

Pit beef and potato rolls go together like Baltimore and Maryland. Bullhead Pit Beef has opened at Cross Street Market serving Baltimore classics like pit beef, pit turkey, smoked pulled pork, and more. Bullhead’s pit beef sandwich definitely lives up to the standard expected in Baltimore (…make sure to always add some horsey sauce and raw onions!)

Snowball at Ice Queens 

Snowballs are another Baltimore favorite, but Ice Queens in Locust Point is doing it a bit differently with its New Orleans-style shaved ice. The ice is crushed very fine making it almost taste like a great sorbet.

On a recent visit, I had my mind set on a mango snowball, but co-owner Dasia Kabia recommended it mixed with papaya. She was right – it was a terrific combo.

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