Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tuscan-Style Pizza at Limoncello

Limoncello offers a high-end Italian dining experience, but amid the pandemic it was looking for a way to boost business, so it started selling carry-out pizza. The Limoncello ownership group is very familiar with this popular food as they run pizzerias such as Frank and Luke’s NY Pizza Kitchen and Carmine’s NY Pizza Kitchen.

Limoncello offers Tuscan-style pizzas to-go, which are a thick and square focaccia pizza similar to Sicilian pizza. Limoncello General Manager Vincenzo Schiano told SouthBMore.com they had to buy a second oven to handle all the pizza orders they have been getting. The pizza concept at Limoncello has been such a success that the ownership group is now even looking to open a pizza shop in South Baltimore and make several different styles of pizzas.

I had a chance to try the 16-inch Vinny’s Grandma pizza which has mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, imported pecorino Romano, and a zesty pizza sauce on top of a light, but crispy, focaccia. It was so good and truly a mountain of a pizza for $22. I hope to try more styles pizzas from the team at Limoncello in the future.

Falafel Pita at Pitamore

Pitamore just opened its second Downtown Baltimore location in Ridgely’s Delight (although the original location on Light St. has not yet reopened). At Pitamore, customers can pick a bowl or fresh-made pita, and fill it with their favorite protein, vegetables, and sauces.

I got the spicy falafel pita with hummus, onions, picked cabbage, and tahini sauce. The pita was so soft and tasty, and the falafel and topping were just as good. I definitely want to try the chicken or lamb shawarma off the spindle next time I visit.

Hell’s Kitchen at Barracuda’s 

The Hell’s Kitchen sandwich at Barracuda’s Locust Point Tavern is a huge sandwich, but no quality is spared with all the ingredients. Much like at the famous Primanti Bros., this corned beef sandwich on marble rye is filled with hand-cut French fries and homemade coleslaw.

Once you figure out how to take a bite of this large sandwich, you’ll want to figure out a way to finish it or save the other half for you next lunch.

Mardi Gras Eats at Hull Street Blues 

Hull Street Blues in Locust Point outdid themselves this year for Mardi Gras with great Cajun plates and hurricane cocktails sold in bags to go. I ordered the Danny Boy Gumbo with shrimp, crawfish, and andouille sausage, as well as the shrimp po boy. Both plates were delicious and the gumbo reminded me of trips to New Orleans.

This may have been a special menu, but it gets me excited about trying out more of the regular dishes at this local spot.

Voodoo Chicken Salad at City Limits 

The Voodoo Chicken Salad at City Limits Sports Bar in Locust Point is simple, but hits all the right flavors. It has grilled chicken served atop mixed greens tossed in a sweet, sour, and spicy dressing. It is topped with feta cheese, red onions, and tomato.

It is a really tasty salad, and the marinated chicken has great flavor and char. It pairs perfectly with any of City Limits’ other appetizers, sandwiches, or tacos.

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Founder and Publisher of SouthBmore.com, 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.
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