February 23, 2008


There is something about a small local place where you are recognized every time you walk through the door. There is an appeal to a simple place with fantastic food. There is something great about a place where you feel comfortable no matter the situation. For me, the place that has all of these characteristics is Geckos.

This corner bar on Fleet Street has a great atmosphere, great people and an innovative Southwest Menu. Some of the highlights include a seafood chili with large shrimp, muscles and chunks of fish; a wide range of quesadillas and burritos; and some delicious classic and not so classic burgers. Each one served with homemade tortilla chips and salsa.

A true positive for Geckos are the daily specials. The best available ingredients that day are created into a number of dishes which range from blue fish to bison. Some very creative dishes are available each day. I have never been disappointed by the specials. You can follow up any of these delicious dishes with deserts that can include homemade ice cream or a unique frozen Key Lime Pie.

Come on a Monday and make your meal of appetizers, as they are half price. Thursday is Taco night. These are just some of the weekly specials that make the dining experience different and affordable each and every time you come.

If you are looking for an excellent Sunday brunch, Geckos has you covered their as well. Apple stuffed French toast, Mexi eggs, fresh baked muffins, barbecued fish and fresh fruit salad are staples on this small, but tasty buffet. Add in all you can drink Mimosas and a Crab and Spinach eggs Benedict and you can become very satisfied for a pretty low price.

Overall Geckos is a staple of mine. The best part of the place are the people. Owner Nick and Bartender Scott are there to great you and you feel like you become part of the family. Geckos is an absolute Baltimore gem.

February 22, 2008

Welcome to Eat Charm City

Hello Folks. Glad you could make it. Pull up a chair, this is going to be a tasty ride!!

Eat Charm City has been born. I am starting this blog out of my personal passion for good food. To give some background I am a mid-twenties single guy from Philadelphia. I moved to Baltimore to go to school and, with the exception of a couple brief hiatuses back to Philly and DC, I have been here ever since. Oh... and I love to Eat, Drink and be Merry.

I am starting this blog to fulfill my desire to have a great site where I can review the food of the city, talk about some of the great chefs that I like and maybe give a recipe or two. My hope is that this will become a place where people can share their thoughts on Eating in Charm City. Please contact me by leaving a comment or emailing, eatcharmcity at gmail dawt com, if you have have any recommendations, reviews or thoughts or anything else you would like to share.

Look Out Charm City, We're coming and we're hungry!