100 things every foodie should do in Baltimore
In this case, I told food editor Sarah KK that I was going to come up with 100 things every Baltimore foodie should do at least once to deserve the name.
And by "I," I mean "we."
Then she can use the list as a centerpiece for the Taste section. ...
As long as you keep the suggestions coming, the story will practically write itself.
Now these are not necessarily gourmet experiences. They can range from ordering a snowball with marshmallow on top to discussing a bottle of wine with Tony Foreman.
They need to be things that are quintessentially Baltimore, like "Eat Bertha's mussels" (no matter what you think of Bertha's mussels). They don't have to be unique to the city, but they do have to have some important connection. You can't just say "Eat heirloom tomatoes," as good as that advice might be.
Do we put some weird condiment on something that no other part of the country does? That would qualify.
I'm going to get the two obvious ones out of the way, just so you can be more creative:
1) Have a crab cake from [go ahead; fill in the blank]
2) Pick steamed hard shells at Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn.
Now it's your turn.
(Kim Hairston/Sun photographer)