Woodberry Kitchen one of Bon Appetit's 10 best
Wouldn't you think if you were naming a Baltimore restaurant one of your Top 10 new restaurants you might want to tell the local newspaper? Or if you were that restaurant you might want to blow your own horn?
Not so. I just got an e-mail from Lynn (thanks, Lynn) pointing out that Woodberry Kitchen has been named one of Bon Appetit's Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America. Congratulations to Spike Gjerde, whose handsome farm-to-table restaurant has been a hit since it opened. He's modest as well as a good cook.
Here's what the magazine says: ...
In the early 1990s, long before sustainable, local, and organic became the calling cards of chefs everywhere, Spike Gjerde was showcasing the abundance of the Chesapeake Bay. With the opening of his latest spot in the historic Clipper Mill complex—a brick-and-wood space that has the look and feel of a restored farmhouse—Gjerde takes his farm-to-table commitment to the next level. A wood-burning oven is the centerpiece of a kitchen that turns out dishes like roasted Rappahannock River oysters, Roseda Black Angus Farm hanger steak, and fantastic flatbreads.
A recipe for Spiced Pear Flatbreads with Goat Cheese and Mustard Cream is also included.
(Kenneth K. Lam/Sun photographer)