Are We On The Right Track in Baltimore, MD?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Are We On The Right Track in Baltimore, MD?

With so much to do in Baltimore, MD, you might well ask, "Are we on the right track?" And even though the Preakness race was run at Pimlico Race Course this past Saturday, the track I'm talking about is not for the horses that run on four legs.

We met friends for dinner the other night and wanted to try some place new. We let them
surprise us on the restaurant choice - that saves so much time and awkwardness with, "Where do you want to go?" "Your choice, what are you in the mood for?" only to wind up the regular standbys. But not this evening. We went to the B&O American Brasserie.

Are We On The Right Track

  Are We On The Right Track in Baltimore, MD?

 B&O Headquarters Baltimore MD


The original headquarters of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company was a landmark in downtown Baltimore for many years. Now this historic building has been transformed into the Hotel Monaco, but much of the building's interior beauty remains. The lobby of the hotel is quite beautiful with the amazing attention to detail that you rarely see any more. It has high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and an elegant historic staircase with its "please be careful" sign.

Hotel lobby

Historic staircase Historic staircase sign Elegant stairway

As we entered the restaurant, shelves filled with pigs caught my eye. What were they and why were they there? I went to one of the staff at the open kitchen who delightfully removed one of the pigs and showed how it was used as a hibachi. On Monday nights, the hibachis are in use for grilling.

 

Why are there pigs?

Pig  hibachi


The restaurant was beautiful and the food was delicious and artfully presented. Look at the pot roast and mashed potatoes – talk about comfort food! There was also the pork shank with "tater" salad, and shrimp ravioli. Yum!

 

Pot Roast and mashed potatoes Shrimp ravioli Pork shank and tater salad

Besides the restaurant, there is a beautiful bar in this building that was designed in the Beaux-Arts School of architecture. The B&O American Brasserie claims to be "a mix of good modern-day food and drink and a comfortable journey back to an extraordinary time in American history."

Baltimore and Ohio RR Sign

 Are We On The Right Track in Baltimore, MD?  We definitely are on the right track in Baltimore, MD.

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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing. Guess we need to visit Baltimore!

 Blooming in Montgomery County.

May 17, 2010 11:52 AM #1
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Roy, Let me know when you are arriving...we can plan an AR gathering.

Margaret

May 17, 2010 12:51 PM #2
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Marchel Peterson
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Margaret,  What a HOOT!  This elegant restaurant with pig hibachi's!  Who would think!

May 17, 2010 02:49 PM #3
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Elyse Berman, PA
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What a delightful hotel and restaurant this looks like!  Old elegance.  The food looks delicious too!  You're making me hungry.

May 17, 2010 03:38 PM #4
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Marchel, The pigs all lined up had me intrigued. Had to find out about them. May have to go back on a Monday night.

Elyse, When you visit Baltimore, we can go for lunch or dinner.

 

May 17, 2010 05:32 PM #5
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Chris Wechner
CW Health Inc - Waterford, MI

Wow!  These are awesome pics of what seems like an awesome place, Margaret.

Honestly, this is a reminder (to me, anyway) of how easily we get caught looking for "fun" in the same old places.  There are entire worlds that are undiscovered (to us) and really neat!

Plus, that food looks delicious.  I'm not sure that my dinner tonight will look that good...or tomorrow...or...

May 18, 2010 12:32 AM #6
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Chris,  Thanks for stopping by to read about this awesome restaurant.

Margaret

May 18, 2010 03:34 AM #7
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Ann Allen Hoover
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I know where I'm eating whenever I get up to Baltimore again!

And I want one of those pigs!  LOVE THEM!

May 18, 2010 06:37 AM #8
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Ann,

Let me know when you arrive!! We will see if it fits in the doggie bag.

May 18, 2010 06:58 AM #9
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Michael J. Perry
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Wow looks great , how far is this from Camden Yards ?????????

May 20, 2010 01:47 AM #10
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Michael, Not far at all maybe a mile or two. When are you coming to visit?

Margaret

May 22, 2010 03:31 AM #11
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