Great Plates of Late Around South Baltimore

| December 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Hull Street Fried Chicken Sandwich

With so much talk about fried chicken sandwiches in recent years, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at Hull Street Blues certainly warrants a visit to Locust Point. It comes on a brioche bun and has a delicious brine, a tasty crisp, and is really juicy. So good! It also goes great with the hand-cut fries.

Crab Tots at Abbey Burger

If you are showing a friend Baltimore for the first time, it should probably start with a plate of crab tots. Baltimoreans put crab dip on everything, and Abbey Burger in Federal Hill does a really nice job with its crab tots.

The tots have a perfectly fried crisp and the crab dip itself is delicious.

Crab Burger at Local Oyster

If you can’t get your out-of-town friends crab tots then take them to The Local Oyster in Locust Point for a crab dip burger. This burger is two smash patties with crab dip cooked in between and topped with cheese. You’ll feel the need to nod your head and say “oh yeah” after your first bite (…the thick and tasty French fries will help you pace yourself.)

Chicken Shawarma at Baba’s  

Shawarma is a very popular food in the Middle East and Baba’s Kitchen + Catering brings a really tasty version to Riverside. It has marinated and roasted chicken cooked with stewed tomatoes and topped with green harissa sauce, pickled onions, and carrots. You can get it wrapped in a pita or with orzo pasta, quinoa, or salad. I did the wrap and it sure was delicious with its so many zesty flavors.

Never, and I mean never, go to Baba’s without getting some hummus, too!

Jerk Island Tacos at Shotti’s Point

Shott’s Point in Riverside has a nice beachy feel and the jerk island tacos certainly add to that vibe. The tacos have Jamaican Jerk maki, mango jalapeño slaw, avocado, scallion, cilantro, and a lemon Yuzu aioli.

The jerk mahi was really delicious and all the other ingredients create a fun blend of flavors. You can get them any night, but all tacos are $3 off on Thursdays.

Jerk Chicken Pasta at Barracudas

Barracudas is back in Locust Point and so is its longtime staple dish the Jerk Chicken Pasta. It’s been 10 years since I had this dish, and I promise the gap won’t be that big next time.

The bowtie pasta with spiced jerk chicken, sliced onions, cream, and pineapples is a fun and really filling combination of fresh flavors. I asked the bartender if he’s ever seen someone eat the whole plate and he said “only once.” So, you’ll enjoy your lunch the next day, too.


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