Go <a href=” http://www.lauralippman.com/ “_blank”>here</a> if you want to read yet another interview with Dave White.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking of adding a new feature to this website: TRTB — The Road to Bouchercon. Bouchercon will come to Baltimore a year from now. And as most of you know, I’m a homer who takes eating very seriously and I am trying to go to as many restaurants as possible before next October. (A tough gig, but as the only local, I feel I must.)
Last night, friends took me to Jack’s Bistro, which I’m told is the new Salt (recommended in the comment section on Win Some, Lose Some.) I haven’t been to Salt yet, but Jack’s is pretty fun. The menu includes cheeseburger soup and mac’n'cheese with chocolate. My friend tried the latter and let me have a bit. It was exactly as billed, and pretty tasty, but rich.
Tuesday is pretzel night, and the appetizer specials include homemade pretzels topped with entrees. Seriously — one had hangar steak, and mine had shrimp-and-crab salad. I adored it. I also liked my mango mojito.
We followed up this decadence with healthy salads.
Jack’s Bistro is in the Canton neighborhood, a block south of the square, about a 10-minute cab ride from downtown Baltimore. It takes reservations. My only caveat — why go any night but pretzel night?