'Baltimore' on Serious Eats

The Snowball: A Baltimore Summer Classic

It's not a snowcone. It's not Italian ice. The Baltimore snowball comes in flavors like egg custard and 'Skylite', and it's usually topped with marshmallow cream. We dig deeper into the snowball's history and share the best places to give this summer essential a try. More

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers: Who Wins the Super Bowl of Food?

Ahh, yes, it's Super Bowl time, and for serious eaters that means that the first contest between the 49ers and Ravens is of course a food tussle. Which city's food is better? San Francisco is a clear favorite, but Baltimore has enough hidden gems to make it interesting at the very least. We divided the game into four quarters: pizza, sandwiches, shellfish, and ice cream. Let's see who wins our Super Bowl of Food. More

Paulie Gee to Open a Baltimore Location with 'Pizzablogger'

Popular Brooklyn pizzeria Paulie Gee's will open a branch in Baltimore in 2013, Slice has learned. Paul Giannone, whose transformation from IT manager to renowned pizza-maker is well-documented on this site (among many other places), is partnering with Baltimore local "Pizzablogger" (who asked to remain anonymous), at what will be called Paulie Gee's Hampden. More

Burger City Guides: Duff Goldman's Favorite Burgers in Baltimore

Duff Goldman is Baltimore's most badass baker. He's trained with chef Cindy Wolf, wields blowtorches and power tools to decorate his Charm City Cakes creations, and plays bass in a rock band. A new Los Angeles outpost of his bakery and his most recent Food Network show Sugar High have him traveling all over the country, but Duff will always have a place in Charm City, hon. Here are Duff's top five burgers in Baltimore. More

The Search for America's Best Tacos: East Coast Contenders

We're not going to lie: As any West Coast or Southwestern transplant can tell you, finding great tacos on the East Coast is no easy task, but it's not impossible. You just have to be willing to go a bit off the beaten path. Head to neighborhoods with large Mexican immigrant populations and the trucks hanging out on street corners. The east coast is where we also found some more of the high-end chefs making everything from the ultra-traditional to the far more rarefied taco. More

New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens: Which Team Is the AFC Champ of Food?

Now that you've heard Ed break down the Giants and 49ers game this weekend—with predicted scores determined by their respective food town cred—it's time to talk about the Patriots and Ravens game. This one might be a little less fair since "New England" covers a sizable territory, but Baltimore has its share of serious eats to be sure. Here's a breakdown of all four quarters in the following categories: shellfish, beef sandwiches, pizza, and sweets. More

Smearcase

A soft, cakey "crust" encases a big ol' smear of gooey cream cheese-based custard filling; when sliced into squares, it's sort of like cheesecake condensed into a bar cookie form. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Corned Beef on Rye at Attman's Delicatessen in Baltimore, MD

Attman's, located in Baltimore's Corned Beef Row, bills itself as a real Lower East Side-style New York Jewish delicatessen. The atmosphere and attitude are spot on. The service is gruff and fast-paced—you'd better know what you want before you start talking to the deli man. After I ordered my corned beef on rye, I jumped in with a last-minute decision: "I'll have a hot dog too, please." More

Baltimore: Last Season to Visit the Famous Obrycki's Crab House

Obrycki's Crab House has been since 1944, but this is the last season you'll be able to get your crab on (whether snow crab, Dungeness crab, or their famous hard-shell blue crabs) at the Baltimore institution. Over the years, the ownership has changed as did the location (in 1986 they moved across the street), but current owner Rob Cernak decided to close after a death in the family. You have until November 5th to walk in and still hear the sound of mallets striking crab shells. More

Daily Slice: Primo at Johnny Rad's, Baltimore

Open for nearly a year now, Johnny Rad's has established a foothold as one of the better pizza options in Baltimore City. Twelve pizzas comprise the regular offerings on the menu, which are available in either 11" or 15" sizes at relatively reasonable prices. The quality metric at a pizzeria can usually be best determined by its more basic offerings and the Primo at Johnny Rad's generally delivers. More

United States of Pizza: Maryland

From Baltimore to Bethesda, Silver Spring to Frederick, the quality of pizza in Maryland is rising. In order to find out the best places for slices and pies in the great state of Maryland, we checked in with Marylanders among the Serious Eats community, plus friend of Slice (and Maryland pizza expert) Pizzablogger and Richard Gorelick from the Baltimore Sun. More

'Where Can I Get Good Pizza in Baltimore?'

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got a plaintive query from Brian M., who sends us some pics of a jumbo slice from Angelo's in Baltimore before asking for pizza recs in Charm City. [Photographs: Brian M.] I was just reading your "pizza styles" section and saw the DC jumbo slice. Figured I'd send you some pics of the hugest slice I've ever seen/eaten from Angelo's Pizza in Baltimore.... More

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