Friday, December 17, 2010

Miracle on 34th

Every year the denizens of 34th Street in Hampden join together to create Baltimore's Tour de Force in Christmas lighting. Every night from the Saturday following Thanksgiving through Christmas, the street is filled with lights and packed with people from all over the region coming to see what has been dubbed the "Miracle on 34th Street."

On the weekends, Hampden is crazy busy and parking gets a bit difficult. Luckily since Spro is just down the street, I'm already here, I've got a great parking spot and we can stroll along at our leisure.

Of course, it's blustery cold and by the time we've walked back I'm chilled to the core...

Alchemy on 36th

Molly with the mozzarella and tomato salad.

After many months of delays and frustrations, Debi finally opened her new restaurant on The Avenue: Alchemy. It's a cool space that I had toured during the buildout and now that it's finished it looks even better - especially the white ostrich leather banquettes - very sexy.

And after many days of waiting, Molly and I finally made it down to give it a try. I won't write much but the food was good, Nick our server was enthusiastic, the staff was friendly and everything went smoothly and tastily on a Friday night right before Christmas.

I'll let the pics do the talking.

Mojito Mussels - strange at first, then good. Very good - especially with the bread and butter.

Angelfire Chicken - spicy chicken perfectly cooked with a corn and tomato sauce.

Chicken and dumplings.

Alchemy on 36th
1011 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211