Hey guys! So if you’ve ever read my blog, you know that I have one main love in life: food. Baltimore has made my life very food-filled the past few years. There is wonderful food all around of all varieties. Some of my favorites are even right near campus, such as Tamber’s, which is a fabulous Indian diner, and Gertrude’s where basically every Hopkins student has ate with their parents at least once. Though I often stay near campus during the year due to a time and budget restraint, Baltimore Restaurant Week provides a great excuse to explore the city’s foods.
This week, I was fortunate enough to go two places for restaurant week, and they both were amazing. First, my friend, Divya, and I, decided to make a spontaneous trip to Harbor East, the classy side of Inner Harbor, on our short class day to get a two-course, $15 lunch at Lebanese Taverna. Divya is a vegetarian, and Lebanese food is great because it has a large variety of options. We started off with this lentil soup that was literally the most delicious thing ever. The sheer number of flavors in the soup was overwhelming. After our first course, we both got a Chef’s Sampler Vegetarian platter that contained so much food. The eggplant in the m’saka tasted like it was seasoned with cinnamon and it was delicious, which is a lot for someone who doesn’t like eggplant to say. Also, who doesn’t like hummus or falafel? Nobody, that’s who. Delightfully stuffed, we left extremely pleased.
Then the next night, we went to Sotto Sopra with a group of friends to celebrate my bestie’s birthday. As Amanda turned 22, we reigned in her birthday with tomato confit, pumpkin ravioli, and gelato. I wish her birthday was everyday so I could eat like that everyday. However, I also like my wardrobe in its current status, so eating 5000 calories a day everyday would probably not be in my best interest. So there you have it, my lovely readers, that was my restaurant week in a nutshell. The deals are still on for tomorrow if you want to come on down to Balty! It’s taking all my willpower to not go out and get some more food. :)