Me and Baltimore have had a weird relationship. You could say that we tolerate each other.
I on one hand, tolerate Baltimore’s lack of available non-parallel parking and crime. I even let that time my car got broken into slide. I did!
Baltimore, on the other hand, tolerates my insane country-girl expectations of space and quiet and crystal-clear nights. It even forgave me for all those parked cars I hit trying to go around the city.
But have we grown to love each other, Baltimore and I? Not really. But we’re working on it.
So after doing a little digging online, I find a bakery in Baltimore that does not have pirozhki, but does have all sorts of bun-based food. I hit up my bestie Alesha, and we head out to The Bun Shop.
|It’s in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. A place of bistros, cafes, and yarn bombing poles.|
You know that Sophia Loren quote, “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti” ? Change that to bread, and you get me. I owe all of my curves, rolls, and fat deposits to good ole’ yeast rolls at Golden Corral.
But I digress.
So yes, the Bun Shop. Yum.
I’m pretty sure I swallowed my buns whole, delicious. The pork bun was a pleasant surprise. I thought it would be more salty, but it turned out to be a savory and sweet option. I absolutely loved my buns.
Later, Alesha and I decided to walk around a bit. We were near downtown, so we stopped by two more places. One of them being Milk & Honey, a cafe and market full of wholesome ingredients. I bought a Sweet Potato Rum Cake. You can put my quote about it on the packaging for it,
|The goal for this summer is coconut everything. And this Thai-Coconut Rice Pudding with Cashews and Mango is just … delightful. Perfect addition to the Summer plan.|
So yes, today was a grand day of playing around in Baltimore, getting to know the ins and outs of the city and all in all, just having a good time with what it offered. There’s so much I have yet to see and know about Baltimore and I’ve been here for what? Five years?
I’m gonna change that.
Baltimore and I are going steady.