Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Note: Indoor dining is currently shut down at Baltimore restaurants, but you can still order carry-out from most restaurants.

Southwest Tuna Nachos at Wiley Gunters

When it comes to great bar food it’s tough to beat Wiley Gunters. They have so many good sandwiches, appetizers, salads, soups, and seafood dishes. On a recent trip, I tried out the Southwest Tuna Nachos. It has seared tuna, guacamole, and siracha ranch on top of fresh tortilla chip scoops. It’s like a bunch of mini tuna hard tacos – it was so good.

Korean Short Rib at SoBo Cafe

I recently had a delicious dinner at SoBo Cafe sampling plates including the Thai Curry PEI Mussels and the Dry Rubbed Bavette Steak. My main course was the Korean Short Rib which includes kimchi collard greens, soy-garlic mashed potatoes, and ssamjang gravy. The dish had so much flavor, so many great textures, and the short rib melts in your mouth.

Mexican Food at Taqueria el Rodeo 

Taqueria el Rodeo recently opened in Federal Hill, a second location for the restaurant that started in Langley Park. It has a menu of Mexican and Latin favorites such as burritos, tacos, and pupas, as well as other entrees. On my first trip to Taqueria el Rodeo, I ordered the chicken burrito and the pastor tacos. Everything from the meats to tortillas to rices and sauces was delicious.

Ice Cream at BMORE LICKS 

BMORE LICKS is now open in Federal Hill and it has a massive menu of hard and soft ice cream. There are so many flavors to choose from, but the chocolate and peanut butter soft serve ranks high on my list.

Pizza Time

I always enjoy the pizza around South Baltimore and below are two pies I recently ordered that hit the spot:

The new Grandma Pie at Pizza di Joey in Federal Hill is a square pizza topped with owner Joey Vanoni’s grandmother’s marinara recipe. It’s a great addition to the jumbo slices Pizza di Joey offers.

My last pepperoni pizza from Zella’s in Hollins Market had great sauce and cheese on of a soft, bread-like crust. So good!

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Founder and Publisher of, longtime resident of South Baltimore, and a graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O's fan, father of three, amateur pizza chef, skateboarder, and "bar food" foodie. Email me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.