Baltimore Magazine Ranks the Best Restaurants of 2013


The annual list ranks the top 50 places to eat in Baltimore

After months of visits to Baltimore's restaurants from newcomers to mainstays, Baltimore magazine has named the top 50 places to eat, and this year, they are ranked.

In the March cover story, Best Restaurants, Baltimore welcomes newcomers to the list as well as Baltimore staples, all of which will continue to satisfy taste buds and exceed culinary expectations.  Restaurants included serve dinner and offer stellar food, service and ambiance.

"This past year was particularly fun and challenging, as we had a bumper crop of really good restaurants open, changing the eating landscape quite a bit," said Baltimore magazine's food and travel editor Suzanne Loudermilk. "But ranking the restaurants is never easy. And while it's as difficult to choose number one as it is to pick number 50, we realize the lineup may change in the future. Until then, we salute the winners for this year."

Best Restaurants also answers pressing restaurant-etiquette questions, such as "Is it okay to take photos of your food at the table? What about texting?" and names chefs' and restaurateurs' favorite spots to dine when they are not the ones cooking.

Also featured in the March issue of Baltimore magazine is President Street, in which senior editor Ron Cassie discusses Governor Martin O'Malley's potential Presidential candidacy for the 2016 election, and Bird of Paradise by style editor Hilary Geisbert, which previews colorful spring fashion trends including peppy colors, like emerald and nectarine, and mixing various patterns and textures.

Other highlights of the issue include No Justice, No Peace, a story about Baltimore County's cold case unit and the victims and families of unsolved crimes; The Underdog Days Are Over, which gives insight into how Loyola University's lacrosse team surprised everyone by winning the national championship; and Muse of Her People, a look at how Harriet Tubman continues to inspire artists 100 years after her death.

The March issue is available by subscription and can also be purchased at newsstands throughout the Baltimore area beginning February 22, 2013.

Baltimore magazine is the area's most popular guide to the best of the greater Baltimore region. Its "Best of Baltimore," "Top Doctors," and "Best Restaurants" features have become signatures of the magazine, and Baltimore's monthly exploration of politics, food, business, lifestyle, and the arts has earned numerous awards, including several City and Regional Magazine Awards (CRMA) and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards.  In 2013, Baltimore magazine celebrates its 106th anniversary and is the country's oldest continuously published city/regional magazine.

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