Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| August 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Korean Chicken Wings at 1157 Bar + Kitchen 

I recently went to dinner at 1157 Bar + Kitchen in Locust Point for the first time (shame on me!) It is a small restaurant but it’s impressively designed to fit a kitchen, bar, and quite a few tables in there (mostly two-tops).  The “New American” menu is a really cool combination of flavors from many different cultures, and our order certainly took us on a mini trip around the globe. We got four plates – the Curried Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Pork and Poblano Pepper Empanadas, Crispy Spanish Octopus, and the Korean Fried Chicken Wings.

Everything was delicious, but the Korean Fried Chicken Wings really stood out to me. They were really crispy on the outside with a sauce that was such a great combination of sticky, sweet, and spicy. And, they were really juicy on the inside. They come with pickled veggies which provide a sweet and sour complement to this great plate.

These plates went well with the nice offering of craft beers and cocktails behind the bar.

Jersey Bar Slice at Pizza Di Joey 

Pizza Di Joey owner Joey Vanoni is showing off his New Jersey roots with one of his newest items – the Jersey Bar Slice. I’ve heard a lot about New Jersey bar pizza and have been hoping to try the real thing soon.

This is a thinner off-shoot of Vanoni’s extra large New York slices. The Jersey Bar Slice was thin, really crispy, and light with a smaller crust line. It was topped just right with a combination of sauce and cheese. I’m a fan!

City Limits 

City Limits has a really nice lineup of salads and the Southwest Chicken Salad is one of my new favorites. It has Southwest-seasoned grilled chicken served atop romaine lettuce with black beans, corn, pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese. It is tossed in a chipotle ranch dressing.

The chicken is really good and the salad is fun combination of ingredients that go just right with the chipotle ranch.

Bonus: When you order a pint to go with your meal, you’ll inevitably see one of your neighbors at the bar.

Krishna Aunty 

Fast-casual South Indian concept Krishna Aunty recently opened at Cross Street Market and it provides a unique dining experience for South Baltimore. Customers pick a South Indian-inspired meat or bean dish that goes in a wrap or on top of rice, spinach, or a combination of both.

On two recent trips I tried different spinach bowls: The Andraha Chicken, which is cooked in cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, and chili; and Keema which is ground lamb with peas infused with cloves, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, and ginger.

Both were really tasty and packed with a zesty combination of flavors, while not being too heavy at the same time. Krishna Aunty will definitely be a regular in my lunch rotation.

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