This list was collected by Elizabeth Large and published in her column in the Baltimore Sun on 12/2/09.
I'd be happy to explain anything an out-of-towner doesn't understand.
Maybe we can add some of our own.
Old Bay on things other than seafood. ie- corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, etc.
Corned beef on rye at Attman's.
Chiapparelli's house salad.
Knock back a goblet of Resurrection Ale at Brewer's Art.
Have a Pit Beef sandwich at Boog's during an O's game.
Sauerkraut with your turkey!
Soft crab sandwich on white bread.
Mary Sue Easter Eggs.
Thrasher's french fries from the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD. Also some Candy Kitchen fudge and/or salt water taffy.
Tio Pepe sangria (red). (It contains fruit so it counts as food!)
Gravy on your fries!
Polish Sausage from one of the two Ostrowski shops
German sausage from Binkert's
Sunday brunch on the terrace at Ambassador Dining Room, an atypical setting for an Indian restaurant.
Dinner on an early summer evening on the patio of The Ambassador Dinning Room.
Utz potato chips to munch and don't forget some tastycakes.
Get a chicken box (fried wings, western fries, dinner roll) from a Baltimore City public market
Breakfast w/ scrapple or creamed chipped beef (the s.o.s)
Mozzarella Pie from Matthew's Pizza! Try their gelato while you're there, it's great!
Find a place that still serves coddies.
Lake Trout. And for those of us that watched The Wire, have a grape soda with it.
All-lump crab cake at Faidley's
Fisher's popcorn downy ocean hon!
Brunch at Blue Moon Cafe down at Fell's
Take the Clipper City brewery tour.
Eat a egg custard snowball with marshmallow on it.
Get peach "cake" from a local bakery.
Have a special occassion dinner at Charleston.
Wander through Belvedere Market, ordering a soup at Atwater's, a piece of salmon at Neopol
Browse the downtown Farmer's Market.
Try some of the special flavors from Taharka Bros. (formerly Sylvan Beach) ice cream and Pitango Gelato.
Savory muffins at Red Canoe.
Indian food & a milkshake at Tamber's.
Eat appetizers at the Helmand.
Shop for shoes AND chocolate at Ma Petit Shoe.
Sunday morning stroll through the JFX Farmer's Market
Eat a Wockenfuss caramel apple! Mmmmm
Have a Black Eyed Susan cupcake at Charm City Cupcakes
Thin crust pizza! Iggie's and Joe Squared.
Make fun of greasy hipsters at Golden West & Rocket to Venus.
Change your mind about vegan/vegetarian food at Liquid Earth.
Cross Town Burger and Brewer's Art beer @ Hamilton Tavern.
Charcuterie at Clementine.
Get a Pollock Johnnie's with "the works."
Wash oysters down with a tub of beer at Cross Street, or walk down to Steve's Lunch Counter and order cheese and b'loney with extra b'loney.
Throw in a shrimp salad from Kibby's and/or Mary Mervis.
Old school, have a shot of Pikesville Rye.
Oysters and beer at Cross Street Market!
Smith Island Cake, but only from Sugarbakers.
Gorge yourself on the Monday night all you can eat at Vaccarro's.
Veal Chop at Da Mimmo.
Roasted Vegetables at Donna's...wearing black.
Sip N' Bite.
Eat at a diner with good Indian food (Tamber's).
The Double T diner
Have an oyster on the half shell @ Faidleys.
Nosh on some Cowtails Candy from Goetz's.
Find some place that makes sauerbraten.
Eat some pit beef from Pulaski Highway.
Have a Black Eyed Susan at the Preakness.
Have a Polish sausage from Polock Johnny's.
Serve sauerkraut at Thanksgiving
TV dinner at the bar at Henningers
Butcher's Hill Cheese Steak (Or any other sandwich) at DiPasquales (Highlandtown location)
Greek Salad at Samos (or just going to Samos)
Bookmaker Salad at Sabatinos
Get a crabcake and a lemon/peppermint stick at the Flower Mart.
Eat crepes for dessert on the back deck at Crepe du Jour.
Order any sandwich at Trinacria.
Get a b'loney wrapped hot dog from Attman's.
Have the macaroni & cheese with chocolate at Jack’s.
Sip a Bloody Mary with a Old Bay rimmer
Pig out at Nacho Mama’s with their crab quesadilla and hubcap margaritas
Enjoy a meal at Salt
Try to shrimp salad at Mamas on the Half Shell
Order the popcorn and deviled eggs at Woodberry Kitchen, before your appetizers
Order the sweet potato fries at Annabell Lee Tavern.
Celebrate a special occasion at the Oregon Grille in Cockeysville.
After a night out in Harbor East, head to the bar at Cingiale for desserts and after dinner drinks.
On a crisp fall evening or cold winter night, have dinner at Petit Louis and order the stake frites or salmon.
Have lunch on the patio at Sanders Corner overlooking the Loch Raven reservoir
Try to perogies at Ze Mean Bean and save room for a slice of their homemade pies. The strawberry rhubarb pie is delicious.
Head to Dipasquales in Highlandtown for their Italian and meatball subs.
Eat the Berger cookie pie at Dangerously Delicious Pie in Federal Hill.
Eat a box of Rheb's buttercreams. Not at one sitting, of course...on the other hand, why not?
Cheeseburger @ the Poncabird Pub
Captain Harvey's cheesesteak
Fried chicken livers from Lexington Market
Bagel with lox & cream cheese from Greg's
Late night stop at Paper Moon.
Chocolate butter creams from Rhebs
Eat a chicken box followed by a slice of coconut cake downed with pineapple soda.
Warm mozarella from Mastellone's
A Godfather sandwich from Canella's
A dozen donuts from Geresbeck's
A bucket of popcorn at the Bengie's
Tamales from the food truck on Broadway
Cappucino from Daily Grind
Breakfast at Blue Moon
Onion rings from Burkes
Birds Nest from Ding How,
Gnocci from Amicci's
Crab cakes from Timbucktu, avoiding Phillips
Bookmaker salad from Sab's
Stone mill bakery
One straw farm
Gun powder bison
Go to a bull/oyster roast or crab/shrimp feast at any number of Baltimore venues as long as you go to at least one at a V.F.W hall, American Legion, Steelworkers Hall, Fire hall, State Park,
Steamed crabs w/ MD corn and tomatoes in August !
Have a CMP at Woodberry Kitchen.
Chicken and savory waffles at Miss Shirley's.
Lemon stick at the Flower Mart.
Sit at the bar at Cinghaile and order anything. Talk to Rob about wine when Tony isn't in town.
Have a Big Beer at Cross Street Market with soft shell crab sandwich.
Cannoli from Vaccaro's in Little Italy
Prime Rib at the Prime Rib
Cheese selections at Petite Louis
Fried green pepper rings at Gunnings!!
Get a pint of Key Lime Pie from Taharka Bros.
Drink a pint of Guiness and listen to irish music at J.Patricks
Maybe the chicken box should be from Tyrone's?
Have the Huevos Montulenos at Golden West.
Indulge in dessert as big as your head at Vaccaro's.
Pretzel dog in fells point hon!
Maryland Tots at Alexander's in Fells Point!
Rum Balls from Glauber's
Three Pint Pasta (hots on the side) at Red Brick Station
A spinach pie and Greek salad from Box Hill Pizzeria
Late Night Dinner at the Bel Loc Diner.
Eating a "Tour of Samos"
Having a PBR and oysters at Mamas
Get the fresh roasted turkey sandwich at Krausses at Lexington Market. Pick up some fresh-roasted peanuts while you're at it.
Get any hot sandwich at Isabella's.
Eat sushi in Towson.
Order the Chocolate-Chili Bread Pudding at the Blue Agave.
Eat anything on the menu at Andy Nelson's.
Go on a taste of Fells Point; sample appetizers at Meli, then on to the back patio at One Eye'd Mikes, then for dessert Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding at Ale Mary's.
Those little meringue cookies at Patisserie Poupon. Raspberry or coconut...yum.
The potato leek soup at Slainte.
The oyster appetizer at Henninger's.
The leek tart at Chameleon Cafe.
A ham salad sandwich from Mueller's.
Schmearcase from Hoener's. Sour beef dinner at a church.
A foot long everything from Anne's Darie Cream
Pizza from Pizza Johns, in Essex!!
String bean rolls @ Cafe Zen
Garlic fries @ Brewer's Art
Pretty much any sandwich from Eddie's of Roland Park
Picnic at Ft. McHenry
Getting your birthday dessert FREE @ Vaccaro's!
Eat a Cheeseburger Sub at Palmissano's on Harford Road
Peach cake from Woodlea Bakery.
Steamed shrimp from Kisslings.
Macaroni and Cheese with Bittersweet Chocolate from Jack's Bistro.
Crab Nachos from Nacho Mama's
Sushi and sapporo at a picnic table inside Cross Street Market.
Attend a weekend event at Boordy - Soup in the Cellar is a good one!
Pizza and beer at Pub Dog.
Brunch on Saturday at Whiskey Island Pirate Shop, Waverly Market with Mick T. Pirate!
Fried pickles at Pickles!
Egyptian Pizza before a movie at the Senator.
Old-fashioned Maryland stuffed ham served with homemade, buttered biscuits.
Crab cake from Faidley's
Fresh Bread from Atwaters
Coffee from Zeke's
Smoked platter from Neopol at Belvedere
Taharka Bros. Ice Cream. All of it.
Stone Mill Bakery Brownies
Mozz/Pesto sandwich on foccacia at Trinacrias
Raw beef and onion sandwich with raw yellow onion and salt & pepper on fresh rye bread
Oyster shooter at Mcgarveys in Annaplois
Greenberg Potato Skins from Prime Rib, truly before there time (at least before Friday's and Apple Bees "invented them" in the mid 80's)
Choose from three Korean restaurants in Station North.
Have a "Big-A** Pork Chop" at Sobo Cafe.
Buy paczki and house-made kielbasa from Krakus Deli.
Buy a crepe at Sofie's and enjoy it while watching a movie at the Charles.
Enjoy donuts from New System.
Polish dog with "the works" at Polock Johnny's
Italian Cold Cut sub at Pastore's in Towson
Crab cake and/or raw oysters at Faidley's
Fresh peach cake at Hoehn's Bakery. When peaches are out of season, get the donuts.
Neptune salad or souvlaki pita at Samos.
Flaming saganaki at Ikaros
Lunch at Eastern House--that won't be possible for much longer because it has been sold, alas
Margarita in a hubcap from Nacho Mama's
Cheesesteak from Maria's
Colossal crabs eaten on the deck at Bo Brook's at sunset
Eclairs from Fenwick Bakery
Foot long dog or cheesesteak with fries and a shake from Ann's Dairy Creme in glen burnie.
Pizza John's in Essex.
Wiener Schnitzel, Red Cabbage, and more at Eichenkranz in Highlandtown. The last traditional German food in the city.
Rheb's chocolate-covered caramels and vanilla butter creams.
Anything from Egon Binkert.
Chicken Burrito at Cinco De Mayo in Highlandtow
Prime rib from the Prime RIb
Beef brisket sandwich from Attman's
Steak Frites then Fried S'mores @ Jack's Bistro.
Mothers Heart Attack on a Plate.....yummy!!
Mini donuts and Zeke's coffee from the Baltimore Farmer's Market, with mushroom fritters to take home for lunch!
G & M Crabcakes
Andy Nelson's Pit Beef
Cream of Crab Soup at Ocean Pride
Pre-dinner crackers: Pazo
Lobster Mac & Cheese: Crush