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May 14, 2007

Dive right in

Coastal Living magazine has given a shout out to a Baltimore restaurant in an article in its most recent issue.

The bad news is that the article is called "Our Favorite Seafood Dives."

Funny how the national media never write about Baltimore's fine seafood restaurants. (Yes, we do have them. See my previous Top Ten Tuesday post on the subject.) Anyway...


(Algerina Perna/ Sun photographer)

we'll take all the appreciation of our city we can get.

Here's what the magazine had to say about the Wharf Rat:

The Wharf Rat
Baltimore, Maryland

With great fish-and-chips, excellent craft beers, nautical decor, and an air of elegance gone to seed, this cozy place in Baltimore’s funky Fells Point neighborhood has it all. House specialty Oliver Ales come from the microbrewery at its slightly fancier sister location downtown, near the baseball stadium. 801 South Ann Street; 410/276-9034 or

You'll find the other 24 "dives" on the magazine's Web site, including Fenwick Crab House Restaurant on Fenwick Island!

For the Coastal Living Web site's expanded list of casual seafood restaurants in Maryland, click here.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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