#EncoreEatsBaltimore – Satisfying the Architect’s Appetite


Long hours slaving over the drawing board can make an architect peckish.  Pull up a chair and join architect Ward Bucher as he explores Baltimore’s cuisine, characters and architecture one forkful at a time.


Stone Tavern – 506 East 25th Street

Since our team was taking a lunch break from measuring a building, I looked for local eats on my cell phone. I imagined that the nearby Stone Tavern was an 18th century mansion with a Washington Slept Here sign. Actually the Stone Tavern is a busy, narrow diner with a row of booths and a counter with stools serving comfort food to a diverse neighborhood crowd. We had wonderful western omelets, and Ernie loved his side of bacon. Visit it soon!



Werner’s Diner – 231 East Redwood Street

Werner’s has a 1950 Art Moderne interior and a diner menu with lots of Greek dishes. Empty at 11:00 AM, there was a waiting line by noon. The diverse crowd was enjoying the Dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) with tzatziki (yoghurt with cucumber), fried sweet potatoes, or a huge cobb salad with feta cheese. There were lots of sandwiches and takeout, all at a reasonable price. There was free delivery as well but then I’d miss the friendly, chatty staff.

Sadly, the diner is now closed as of April 15, but there are some beautiful farewell interior images at this link.



Saturday Morning Cafe – 111 Water Street

When the weather is bad or I’m extra hungry I walk a few steps from the office across the cobblestone Water Street to the Saturday Morning Cafe. It has a counter with red vinyl topped stools and an all-day breakfast only menu with a Southern flair. My favorite is the Breakfast Skillet with grits with three fixings, sausage, and two sunny side up eggs. I always end up with a box with leftovers.  Check out Saturday Morning Cafe

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