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Seven Mile Market - supposedly the largest kosher supermarket in the country.

Market Maven (formerly Seasons) - great prices for meat and chicken, also good place for shabbos food


Hotels:
Only 1 Close and decent hotel to Jewish area (but not quite walking distance) is this Hilton Doubletree

Otherwise, there are a number of nice hotels downtown (which is also the inner harbor area) and near BWI airport. There are no shuls in the downtown area with regular minyanim, aside from Mincha minyanim in various offices.



Restaurants in the Jewish area (in no particular order):

Dairy

Dunkin Donuts - 2 kosher locations
Here and Here

Coffee Bean - 1 kosher location
Here

Sapori - sit-down Italian place

Milk & Honey Bistro - dairy homestyle cooking

Goldberg's Bagels - very good bagels and free wifi. Pikesville location is the one in the Jewish area

Mama Leah's - pizza that is a bit different, but IMHO (Lunatic), the best pizza in Baltimore

Tov Pizza - classic pizza shop - Mocha thinks this is a hell of a lot better than ^

Caramel's - pizza shop, also has sushi

Chef Dan's Cafe - located inside the JCC

Cocoaccinos - cafe with sandwiches and salads


Meat

David Chu's - Reasonably priced great Chinese food and good sushi. Dan's rating - 7.25/10 
Address: 7105 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone:(410) 602-5008
Not to be missed:
  • Curry Chicken

Dougie's -  located in the lobby of a mostly frum office building.

Knish Shop - Excellent subs and good sushi - Good place to pickup food for shabbos
Address: 508 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
Phone:(410) 484-5850

Kosher Bite - fast food (American, Israeli, and Chinese)
Not to be missed:
  • Double Burger (better than KD's a"h)

Serengeti - Traditional excellent steakhouse (review Here, Here and Here) - definitely the nicest place in Baltimore.
Address: 2839 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone:(410) 413-6080
Not to be missed:
  • Lamb Burger on Ciabatta Bun
  • Short rib eggrolls

Accent's - reasonably priced burgers, sandwiches and salads   
Address: Greenspring Shopping Center, 2839 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone:(410) 602-2224
Not to be missed:
  • English Pub Burger

Downtown Area

Van Gough Cafe - small cafe that serves sandwiches

Me Latte - small kosher cafe located in Johns Hopkins

Candy
The Candy Store (Star-K)
http://www.thecandystoreonline.com/
7002 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 653-9900
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1200 on: April 22, 2021, 09:27:59 AM »
I'd legitimately appreciate seeing that get discussed. Tolls from NY-baltimore are a lot but a lot of the tricks to avoid them aren't worth it
depends what you consider worthwhile, although I would agree with you
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1201 on: April 22, 2021, 09:49:21 AM »
I'd legitimately appreciate seeing that get discussed. Tolls from NY-baltimore are a lot but a lot of the tricks to avoid them aren't worth it

After taking them, takes a good extra 1/2 hour for sure.

List of the places to save on tolls from MD- Brooklyn:
Tidings Bridge ( above).
Delaware Toll  ( getting up right before and going around)
Taking 295 instead of Turnpike and then returning to Turnpike at 7A.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1202 on: April 22, 2021, 11:59:12 AM »
After taking them, takes a good extra 1/2 hour for sure.

List of the places to save on tolls from MD- Brooklyn:
Tidings Bridge ( above).
Delaware Toll  ( getting up right before and going around)
Taking 295 instead of Turnpike and then returning to Turnpike at 7A.

Exit 7A vs exit 7- I prefer the latter because its a 1 minute connection the the turnpike as opposed to a 5 mile drive east on i-195

On the NY-Bal trip I'd sometimes take exit 7A and go into trenton to connect to 95. But thats only if traffic is likely to be light going past Philly

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1203 on: April 22, 2021, 12:43:49 PM »
Btw, I see that Maryland is updating the Ezpass this week with a new system https://www.driveezmd.com/#

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1204 on: April 22, 2021, 01:04:13 PM »
I'd legitimately appreciate seeing that get discussed. Tolls from NY-baltimore are a lot but a lot of the tricks to avoid them aren't worth it
What do you use for navigation? Waze tells you how much regular tolls are per route, and can show you alternate routes to save money.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1205 on: April 22, 2021, 01:43:18 PM »
What do you use for navigation? Waze tells you how much regular tolls are per route, and can show you alternate routes to save money.

I don't use nav for trips that I've done 100x. Probably used mapquest 20+ years ago and haven't learned any new tricks since. What am I missing out on?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1206 on: April 22, 2021, 01:46:54 PM »
IME, it depends on the time of day. For example, 295 adds only a few minutes at night, but during rush hour, there is often traffic near philly which can slow you down a lot. Turnpike can slow you down in the beginning since it's 2 lanes and you can get stuck behind 2 trucks, while 295 has much fewer cars in the beginning.
(Incidentally, the tpk has gotten much better since they added to the the split roadway). Delaware till also only takes a couple extra minutes at night, but during the day you can get stuck at the traffic lights.
It all really depends how much spare time you have. It's rare that an extra  20 minutes to a half hour (for all 3 detours) makes a major difference to me, but occasionally I don't bother going around any if I am in a rush.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1207 on: April 22, 2021, 01:47:28 PM »
I don't use nav for trips that I've done 100x. Probably used mapquest 20+ years ago and haven't learned any new tricks since. What am I missing out on?
I usually keep waze on for cops, but I guess if you are driving below the speed limit you don't need that

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1208 on: April 23, 2021, 12:27:25 PM »
What do you use for navigation? Waze tells you how much regular tolls are per route, and can show you alternate routes to save money.

@lubaby just tried. How does waze show alternate routes? I only see avoid tolls setting- its all or nothing. Where is the setting to give me a choice to pay or avoid for individual tolls along the route?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1209 on: April 23, 2021, 12:49:25 PM »
@lubaby just tried. How does waze show alternate routes? I only see avoid tolls setting- its all or nothing. Where is the setting to give me a choice to pay or avoid for individual tolls along the route?

Not exactly sure what your referring to, but if you put in a destination waze will give you a route automatically. If you would like to see other possible routes you can do so by clicking the slide up bar from the bottom and there are three choices. The left choice is called routes:

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1210 on: April 23, 2021, 01:55:26 PM »
Not exactly sure what your referring to, but if you put in a destination waze will give you a route automatically. If you would like to see other possible routes you can do so by clicking the slide up bar from the bottom and there are three choices. The left choice is called routes:
But their other options are just arbitrary routes, and don't necessarily avoid specific spots. I don't find it to be a helpful feature unless it's an extremely short distance without too many options to get to the destination

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1211 on: April 23, 2021, 02:45:24 PM »
But their other options are just arbitrary routes, and don't necessarily avoid specific spots. I don't find it to be a helpful feature unless it's an extremely short distance without too many options to get to the destination

That's what I thought. Maybe the "Routes" feature is more helpful while you're driving as you approach a toll vs. shun situation but that's not how I like to drive, especially for a route I know by heart

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1212 on: April 23, 2021, 03:13:32 PM »
That's what I thought. Maybe the "Routes" feature is more helpful while you're driving as you approach a toll vs. shun situation but that's not how I like to drive, especially for a route I know by heart
No, that's to complicated. You'd use it from the beginning.

Route 1, 3h 37 min, $25 tolls.

Alternate routes:
Route 2, 3h 57min, $20 tolls.
Route 3, 4h 37min, $5 tolls.
 
You can play around with this website, likely more helpful for what you want.
https://tollguru.com/toll-calculator

You can put in gas cost and your cars mpg to compare savings (more gas cost, less tolls, possibly wash on savings etc.)
Also which e-z pass you have.

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1213 on: May 07, 2021, 03:47:27 PM »
Looking to hire someone in Baltimore for real estate management. Where would be a good place to post such a job opening?
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« Reply #1214 on: May 24, 2021, 10:02:11 AM »
Anyone know of any walk-in Pfizer vaccine clinics?
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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1215 on: June 07, 2021, 12:28:05 AM »
looking for a giant food with a nice kosher section (not the reg 'kosher' they all got)
or any that sell furniture like lawn chairs
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1216 on: August 10, 2021, 05:53:24 PM »
Looking to stay for a Shabbos in Baltimore near the Jewish neighborhood, any apartment that I can rent?

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Re: Baltimore Master Thread
« Reply #1217 on: August 18, 2021, 03:49:26 PM »
Any Jewish children’s shoe stores in Baltimore? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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« Reply #1218 on: August 18, 2021, 04:04:42 PM »
Any Jewish children’s shoe stores in Baltimore? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Any time, thanks for the quote....

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« Reply #1219 on: August 18, 2021, 04:06:11 PM »
Any time, thanks for the quote....


Haha mistake.