Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hamilton's Great Eats!

After moving to Hamilton, we quickly scoped out the local hotspots for great eats. We've stumbled upon two gems of the Harford Main Street Revitalization project:

Hamilton Tavern
5517 Harford Rd


5402 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21214

1. Hamilton Tavern:

This local tavern is tied to the famous Brewer's Art and maintains a lot of the charm of the esthablishment. While they may not carry some of the expensive dinner specialities, they do have an regular menu with tasty offerings. My personal favorite is the CrossTown Burger ($10)- Roseda Farms beef, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, & horseradish cheddar. It's always cooked perfectly, and arrives with a side of The Tavern's famous homemade potato chips. The Tavern also carries a variety of beer, with a rotating tap that always includes Brewer's Art's famous, Resurrection. I've never been disappointed in my 5+ visits to the location, and I anticipate many more happy times at this great local esthablishment.

2. Clementine:

A tiny little hole in the wall restaurant, recently featured on NPR's "Radio Kitchen"- this spot is a show-stopper. When you walk into the restaurant, you feel like you're sitting down in your grandmother's country kitchen- but the meals are far from downhome cooking. The menu features an array of intricate, delicate gourmet dishes, with a daily special dish that often includes smoked/grilled/or charred meats created in Clementine's own in-house Charcuterie. My personal favorite dish is the- "Smoked Then Grilled Pork Tenderloin" w/ Roasted Apple Maple Cream, Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes & Asparagus ($20). It's deliciously smoky, without being overwhelming, and the creamy mashed potatoes were perfect. While this restaurant is significantly pricier than many of the restaurants on the Harford Road Corridor, it's worth every penny.

Next Stop:

Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbeque

5713 Harford Rd

Baltimore, MD 21214


We've been mulling the idea for some time now, and the $8,000 Government Tax Credit (expiring in November!) finally put us over the edge! We bought a house!

It's a lovely 3 bdr, 2 bth, Colonial Style, Single Family Home in the lovely neighborhood of Hamilton- a small suburb in Baltimore City. We love it.

We closed on the house October 5th, 2009, and we officially moved in October 24th, 2009. There's a ton of unpacking to do, and lots of new furniture to acquire- but so far, so good. We've done some painting so far, and we've got a lot to left to do- but the house looks great. We look forward to having everyone over very soon!