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May 5, 2011

Calorie bombs, aka plate busters

ale maryI'm working on a roundup of the area's most fascinating and enduring calorie bombs. These are menu items that you order either on a dare or as a supreme indulgence.

For instance, the Krispy Kreme bread pudding at Ale Mary's (pictured), the Cap'n Crunch French toast at Blue Moon Cafe and the Heart Attack on a Plate at Mother's Federal Hill Grille.

What else you got?

Baltimore Sun photo/Elizabeth Malby

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:38 AM | | Comments (6)


never had one, but does one of Vaccaro's collosseos count?

Rocket to Venus does a Deep Fried PB & J... that's got to be serious calories.

Red House Tavern has a burger that has a "bun" consisting of 2 grilled cheese sandwiches. Can't remember the name or other toppings, though.

Sunday night my wife and I had dinner at our favorite restaurant . The waitress asked about desert, and mentioned "Cheesecake Tempura" was available. It sounded sinful, it was delicious.

The "Baltimore Bomb" from Dangerously Delicious Pies consists of crumbled chunks of Berger cookies and a vanilla chess pie. It's delicious and has to be so very bad for you. My father absolutely loves it.

If it's going to be called a "Calorie Bomb" in the photo gallery ... shouldn't there be an indication of the, I dunno, calories in it? Or at least an approximation, since I'm sure the restaurants aren't going to divulge.

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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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