Forget “The Wire” for a moment. Change is afoot in Baltimore, and even as old mills are evolving into fine-dining destinations and craft bartenders are setting up shop, the city’s transformation is taking place in quintessential Baltimore style (by which we mean: The dirt-cheap Natty Boh still rules). Here’s where to find Charm City’s pulse.
Birroteca Neighborhood: Hampden Buy Photo
Chris Rivera and Liz Polston, left, both of Baltimore, and Matt Johnsen of Simpsonville, S.C., enjoy pizza at the casual, beer-focused Birroteca, one of the newer offerings in Baltimore’s transforming “mill corridor.” In a trend begun by the venerable Woodberry Kitchen, old industrial mills are getting a stylish makeover into dining destinations.
1520 Clipper Rd. 443-708-1934. www.bmorebirroteca.com. Andre Chung for The Washington Post/