Baltimore, Maryland (Fells Point)
Submitted by: Erin Mitchell, bluegreen accupuncture
and bodywork, Baltimore, Maryland
It's about time there is a waterfront restaurant in Fells Point that is NOT a big old chain or a place that doesn't understand all things local and sustainable. I cannot wait to visit Waterfront Kitchen! Thank you, Erin, for suggesting this gorgeous, green, cool, cool, cool place! I think I will celebrate my upcoming birthday (May 27th for anyone who cares) here! I always want to be on the water for my birthday festivities.
Erin writes, "...ridiculous food, amazing staff, even more amazing ambiance at the Frederick Douglas Maritime museum ... seed to table."
Yes, seed to table. What does that mean? They source ingredients as locally and seasonally as possible. That's what this blog series is about. So they have amazing, fresh, locally sourced food. But can we talk about the view? Did you see the photo? Check out more. This place is GOR-GEE-US! I love great food, ambiance is incredibly important, too, and a spectacular view is icing on the cake. And they've got sweeping views of Baltimore Harbor.
But there's more! Whenever possible, they use produce grown in gardens from Living Classroom's BUGS (Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students) program for inner city grade-school kids. The program teaches kids about gardening, good nutrition and more. A portion of the restaurant's profits support the program (yahoo!). Waterfront Kitchen also support Living Classrooms’ Project SERVE job training program and hires disadvantaged area residents and ex-offenders for jobs in their kitchen and dining room.
Located at the western most tip of Thames Street in Historic Fells Point, Waterfront Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, happy hour Tuesday through Friday, and of course, they have Sunday brunch.
I am SO hungry right now... Why oh WHY do I write these blogs at dinner time?