What are you looking forward to the most about our upcoming annual meeting? Networking? Exciting new science? Award winning speakers? Of course this is the main focus of the meeting, but while you’re in Baltimore, you have to appreciate the exciting FOOD that is available! Everyone has to eat…even scientists, so it might as well taste good.
As part of the planning team for the meeting, I have been on site a few times to check out the local grub, and there are several exciting options. First and foremost, there is a Jimmy Johns Sandwich Co. This is like a (better) version of Subway, and only takes 2 minutes (MAX) for them to make your lunch! I highly recommend this one. Rumor has it this place is also good for a late night (2 am ish) snack…especially if you’re in the Hilton, since it is connected!
We also tried Kona Grill, also right across the street, which I was very impressed by. This is a sushi/grill type restaurant with an Asian-American flare. There are fire pits inside the building that you can sit around and have a drink or snack with colleagues, a bar area, and regular seating for meals. They also have a spectacular happy hour (Monday- Friday 3-7, Mon-Thurs 10-midnight, Fri-Sat 11pm-1am) with half price drinks and appetizers. Check out this menu! http://www.konagrill.com/files/locations/296696740357975.pdf I know I had a very tough time deciding what I want. (You want chicken dumplings…….) Everyone enjoyed their meal very much and we will be returning!
If you’re in the mood for some greasy American food, there is always the Hard Rock Cafe which sits on the water in the Inner Harbor. It is your typical Hard Rock, which you can’t complain about!
If you find a hot date for the week (or if you brought one, of course), be sure to take her to the Capital Grille. She will be very impressed. Their slogan is “be wined, dined, and dazzled”, and they mean it! These are the best steaks (and sides) in all of Baltimore. Lobster Mac n Cheese comes highly recommended, but I have not actually heard any complaints from diners at this place. Be sure to dress to impress!
I’ll let you know if I find any other treats! Don’t forget to comment if I missed your favorite place!