For a few years now I have been telling people that Baltimore is quickly becoming quite a haven for food lovers. Several nationally publicated magazines have proclaimed this fact as well as one of my absolute favorite channels, The Food Network. Not only has a number of our local eateries been featured on such Food Network showís as The Best Things I Ever Ate, Dinerís Drive-Ins and Dives, Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Road Tasted, but one highly popular show calls Baltimore its home, Ace of Cakes.

Below we created a self-guided itinerary of culinary hot spots to aid you in your gastronomical exploration.

B. Mothers Federal Hill Grille

Reason itís on the list: Food Network Magazineís Ultimate Burger for Maryland: Heart Attack on a Plate

Where better to start than right down the street from our B&B. Have lunch at (B) Motherís Federal Hill Grille and sample any of the number of foods that made them win the title "Best Pub Fare" by Baltimore Magazine. Or if you are brave enough, try Food Network Magazineís winner of the Ultimate Burger for the entire state of Maryland: the Heart Attack on a Plate!


C. Dangerously Delicious Pies

Reason itís on the list: Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Paula's Best Dishes, Down Home with the Neelys, Road Tasted With the Neelys

Hope you save room for dessert, because just a few blocks away from Motherís is (C) Dangerously Delicious Pies. Soon to be featured on Throwdown with Bobby Flay for one of his savory pies, you can also enjoy a varied list of fresh sweet alternatives. If you donít have the room, take your pie to go and enjoy it in Federal Hill Park or on a bench down at the water front.
Before leaving the Federal Hill Neighborhood, walk to (D) Federal Hill Park for amazing view of the cityís skyline. Take time out to walk to the fun, funky and breath-taking (E) American Visionary Art Museum to help establish the vibe for the rest of your journey. This museum, the only of its kind in the United States, houses only outsider art, that is pieces of work that were created by folks with out any formal artistic training. Be inspired by their uniqueness!
Continue on a walk around the Inner Harbor. Perhaps stop off that the (F) Maryland Science Center and/or (G) National Aquarium. Notice the former (H) Power Plant that has been converted into a shopping center housing Barnes & Nobel, ESPN Zone, Hard Rock Cafť and several other spots. Inside the book seller you can not only wander through the stacks of books, but wander through the original smoke stacks.


I. Blue Moon Cafe

Reason itís on the list: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

By now you should be hungry again. So stroll toward Fellís Point to enjoy some comfort food at (I) Blue Moon Cafe.

J. Bop Brick Oven Pizza

Reason itís on the list: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Now, onward to a pizza place with themed pies as unique as Baltimore itself.
Then choose to hang out in the local watering holes in Fells Point, take a ghost walk tour or return to the comfort of your home away from home at (K) Scarborough Fair.

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B. Di Pasquale's Italian Market

Reason itís on the list: Dinerís Drive-ins and Dives

Start out at (B) Di Pasqualeís Italian Market. They offer all kinds of goodies to take home with you , but the in house restaurant features plenty to choose from.

C. G & A Restaurant

Reason itís on the list: Dinerís Drive-ins and Dives

Next move on to the (C) G&A for some amazing hot dogs. The toppings are only limited by your imaginations.

D. Broadway Diner

Reason itís on the list: Dinerís Drive-ins and Dives

Now its time for some classic diner grub, only better than you had ever imagined, at the fun and funky, (D) Broadway Diner. Itís like going back in time to a place where the food is fun, fresh and amazingly good.

E. Chaps Pit Beef

Reason itís on the list: Dinerís Drive-ins and Dives

Pit beef is a Baltimore Tradition. There is nothing like the smokey rich flavor when it is done right and this place has it perfect. Welcome to (E) Chapís Pit Beef.
Finish off the day by checking out the Mount Vernon Neighborhoodís great architecture before visiting the (F) Washington Monument. Just a few steps away you will find the amazing (G.) Walters Art Museum to explore some of Baltimore's finest art with your eyes rather than your taste buds. Then settle back into your room at (H) Scarborough fair Bed & Breakfast where we hope you saved room for some of our homemade cookies or other sweet treats we put out every evening just for you.

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B. Charm City Cakes

Reason itís on the list: Ace of Cakes

Today you get started by visiting one of the happiest places in the city, (B) Charm City Cakes. Though never opened for tours, it is a lot of fun to see the building and walk through the neighborhood to see where theses artists of cake get inspired. If you are lucky you might even spy Duff, Mary Alice, Geoff or another member of the talented team making their wiy to deliver one of their fantastic creations.

D. Golden West Cafe

Reason itís on the list: Best thing I Ever Ate, Duff Goldman Huevos Montelenos

You wonít want to miss the (C) Baltimore Museum of Art. This museum houses the largest collection of modern art in the city. Next you are going one of Duffís favorite places, (D) Golden West Cafe. Here is where Duff has had many of his favorite breakfasts.

E. Cafe Hon

Reason itís on the list: Dinerís Drive-ins and Dives

Now its time for one of the funkiest places in the city, so popular it is host to its very own festival, Honfest, every year. Welcome to (E) Cafť Hon.

F. Woodberry Kitchen

Reason itís on the list: Best thing I Ever Ate, Duff Goldman V-CMP (Chocolate Marshmallow & Peanuts)

Finally, I hope you have made reservations and have saved room for an outstanding dinner at (F) Woodberry Kitchen. This restaurant prides itself on its farm to table freshness. A freshness you can taste in each and every bite.
End your day back at the (G) Scarborough Fair in your room filled with comfortable luxury.

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