The Hill has one of Baltimore's best martini deals
The Hill has more than 15 specialty martinis. And every day the Federal Hill restaurant/bar is open, they're all $5.
Let me type that again, in case you missed it the first time: Martinis are $5 all the time at The Hill.
Do any other Baltimore bars have a deal like that? I can't think of any off hand. Their martini list is fairly long, too -- more than 15 martinis in all.
I have only tried one: The Afternoon Delight, which, presumably, is named after the song, which is named after the ... well, you know. My wife Amie introduced me to the Afternoon Delight. It's delightful in the evening, too ...
Made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, raspberry and lemonade, the Afternoon Delight tastes just like raspberry iced tea. To borrow a phrase from a local pie maker, it's dangerously delicious.
I called The Hill and asked chef/owner Antoine Petteway how he makes any money from charging folks only $5 for a martini. He laughed for a few seconds before answering.
"It's just our marketing to get people in the door," he said.
(Photo courtesy of The Hill's website)