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Portions too large for even the biggestBaltimore bro and margaritas served inhubcaps await you at this spunky andeccentric Canton hole-in-the-wall. Thecombination of the best things Maryland
with the best things Mexican is awless
at Nacho Mama’s—their crab balls andcrab dip should be mandatory menu se-lections at every visit. And lest you thinkthis is just another restaurant . . . with allthe Elvis Presley memorabilia coveringvirtually every square inch of the place,you’ll be constantly reminded you’resharing your meal with royalty. Oh, and,come February 3, Nacho Mama’s will beone of among seven Baltimore restau-rants making the Boh available on tap
for the rst time in more than 15 years.
Nacho Mama’s2907 O’Donnell St.21224 410-675-0898
MAMA'S ON THE HALF SHELL
Assuming you’re not in the mood forMexican food, pop on over to Mama’son the Half Shell, just on the corner
of O’Donnell Street. Two oors and
an extensive seafood menu makeMama’s a clear winner if you’relooking for upscale food with a laidback feel. If you’re braver than I am,you’ll try something off the Raw Barmenu. If you don’t heed warnings,you’ll look askance at Mama’s warn-ing: “Eating raw or undercookedfoods increases the chances of foodborn illness. Combining this prac-tice with alcohol further increasesthese chances.” Giddy up.
Mama’s on the Half Shell2901 O’Donnell St.21224 410-276-3160
You remember what
tells us: Leave the gun, take the can-noli. That’s all that really needs tobe said.
Vaccaro’s2919 O’Donnell St.21224 410-276-4744
ENOCH PRATT LIBRARY
The Canton branch of the EnochPratt Free Library is just one of 23citywide locations. While certainlymore modest in physical size andnumber of books in comparison tothe central Enoch Pratt library onCathedral Street, there’s somethingto be said for a library branch soclose to National Bohemian beer ontap. (Hello, Nacho Mama’s.) Couldbe the more, er, “convenient” spot tostudy for mid-terms this month.
Enoch Pratt Library1030 S. Ellwood Ave.21224 410-396-8548
THE CAN COMPANY
What used to be the site of employ-ment for close to 800 Baltimoreans
before closing in the 1980s, the
American Can Company underwenta string of massive renovations in
the late ’90s and is now a vibrant
shopping and dining destinationin downtown Canton. Chesapeake
Wine Company, Cloud 9 Clothing,
GNC and Starbucks, among oth-ers, occupy space there. It’s also thehome of Fieldhouse Baltimore, apopular bar and music venue whereLoyola grads A Cool Stick play fre-quently.
The Can Company2400 Boston St.21224 443-573-4460
CANTON WATERFRONT PARK
It’s a short way down Boston Streetin the direction opposite the CanCompany. On a clear day, it’s theperfect place for a long stroll witha cup of coffee. Bring an ascot orargyle sweater, and you just mighttalk your way onto one of the yachts.
Canton Waterfront Park3001 Boston St.21224