Baltimore can be a cool town. I guess, technically, it is a city. But for me, it is a small place not far and not expensive. I can get in and out without too much planning... or a car. And I really only go to see friends in the neighborhood of Federal Hill. Anything north of the Inner Harbor, I stay away from if I am not in need of Penn Station. There are great restaurants in Baltimore, not too big or too chainy. They even have a Little Italy. The Inner Harbor is great for strolling, but usually when I go visit Kevin and Diane, we like to cook!
This last trip, my secret ingredient was fish. Here's how it went:
Hummus with bread
Seared Ahi Poke
Apple, Stilton, and Fried Pancetta Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette and Herbs de Provence
Roasted Black Bass with garlic, potatoes, stewed tomatoes, olives, and capers
Peruvian Lucuma Cannoli with Chocolate
Verdejo "Naiades" (great with the bass!)