I've found myself at Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen quite a few times this fall. A big reason is that because of their commitment to local food, their menu is constantly changing with the seasons' available ingredients.
On their appetizer menu, I finally had their Pork Buns which are served with soft pretzel rolls and a sweet onion relish. They were really hearty and delicious.
I'm a huge fan of their John the Butcher's plate- which is their charcuterie selection. It changes each time I've had it. Recently, the plate had a fantastic piece of blood sausage (top).
A few months ago, I was really impressed by some delicious headcheese (above).
As far as entrees, a few months ago, I had some of the best tuna I've ever had. The tuna was fresh from New Jersey's shore. It was lightly seared on the outside with a spicy rub, so the inside was essentially raw. The flavor was so fresh, I wonder if the fish was even ever frozen or just shipped fresh on ice a few hours away. It was spectacular.
Recently, I had their stout braised short ribs served with spaetzle and pear. The beef was so tender, I almost mistook it for pork.
On the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Duff from Ace of Cakes gave a plug to Woodberry's C.M.P. (Chocolate, Marshmallow & Peanuts). The dessert comes out in a glass with a hard sugar top. When you break into it, inside there is marshmallow fluff, malt ice cream, chocolate sauce and peanuts. So simple and just so good.
2010 Clipper Park Road, No. 126
Baltimore, MD 21211