A new way to eat up Charm City
Charm City Food Tours has started offering tours in Fells Point, taking groups around for 3 1/2 hours of walking and eating.
Owned by a group that gives food tours in Washington, the Baltimore operation began about a month ago.
It is slated to expand soon to Federal Hill, Mount Vernon, Little Italy, Lexington Market and possibly Cross Street Market.
Here's how the Fells Point tour gets billed:
"Join us as we bring you through a town of narrow rowhouses, cobbled streets, and fantastic local cuisine, encapsulating three centuries' worth of charm. See what makes this former port town so unique and delicious."
Tour-takers in Fells Point get to have a drink at "the nation's only Grand Marnier club," taste a local sausage, sample a smoked crabcake, have something undetermined at The Black Olive, dine on local sausages, have "Baltimore's best burger," try an "indigenous cookie," and have more dessert at Meli.
"It's a fun way to see an area," said Jeff Swedarsky, owner of both D.C. Metro Food Tours and Charm City Food Tours. Participants in Baltimore and Washington tend to be about half locals, half tourists.
The tours run Wednesdays through Sundays, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm
Sun file photo of an "indigenous cookie"