The Chop Mourns the Morning Edition

The Chop has not been doing much of brunching lately. Ever since we decided to join a gym we’ve been bicycling past the Hampden Bruncherati each Sunday on the way to run and lift and row and squash and what-have-you. And we’re fine with that. Even though we do love to brunch, we don’t envy […]

Tavern on the Hill: Humble Beginnings

It was with great dismay that we came back to town to hear news of the closing of Dionysus. Dio was perhaps our favorite Mount Vernon bar, not too much of anything but just enough of everything. Let the beer snobs go to Brewers’ and the clubby people go to Red Maple and the drunks […]

David’s 1st & 10: Baltimore’s Best Sports Bar?

Lately in Baltimore it’s been pretty tough to open a new bar or restaurant without drawing a lot of attention to yourself. As soon as your doors are open the fooderati are inside snapping up Instagrams of their dinners and Yelping their opinions all over the place. You might get a table visit from the […]

The Food Market: Hampden’s Best Restaurant

We’ve always been of the opinion that Mount Vernon’s City Cafe is as consistently good as it is underrated. So when we heard that their chef Chad Gauss was opening a new restaurant in Hampden we had pretty high hopes. New restaurants open up all the time. Hell, new restaurants open up on the Avenue […]