Many foodies out there use Twitter to share their love for food with the world. Twitter is used to send and receive messages (maximum of 140 characters) to those you follow and those who follow you. You can create lists to categorize your accounts, for example Baltimore Restaurants or Baltimore Food Trucks. There are so many restaurants, food trucks and bloggers out there that have Twitter accounts to follow, but who are some of the best?
Gypsy Queen Café
Gypsy Queen Café is a set of two food trucks created by executive chefs and co-owners of the former Helen’s Garden Restaurant in Canton. The menu is ever changing and offers daily specials. It was named the “Best Food Truck in Baltimore” in the 2011 City Paper Best of Baltimore and recently won the title of “Mayor’s Cup” for 2012 at the food truck gathering Taste of Two Cities between Baltimore and D.C. food trucks.
The blog Coconut & Lime has been around since 2004 and is a source of fresh, original and seasonal recipes. Some of Rappaport’s best cookbooks include “Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook” and “Everything Whole Foods Cookbook.” She has also contributed to “Good Bite Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy” and “Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail.” You can also find her work in a bi-monthly column in Taste of the Bay magazine.
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No Idea Tavern
1649 S. Hanover St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
No Idea Tavern is located in Federal Hill and offers sports galore in its pub-style bar and a relaxing lounge. No Idea Tavern uses Twitter to broadcast its happy hour specials, nightly specials and at-the-moment specials. The menu may not be extensive but the portions and specials will surely make a patron satisfied. Don’t forget about trivia on Tuesday night.
So what is 990 Square? It is Beth’s house address but it’s also where the magic in her kitchen happens. Beth loves to bake and uses her blog to document her baking adventures. Her Twitter timeline consists of pictures of food from her kitchen and the kitchens of others, plus her other encounters with food. These pictures will make your mouth water.
Barry is the owner/host of Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast located in Federal Hill. Scarborough Fair just earned Trip Advisor’s 2012 prestigious Certificate of Excellence. BaltimoreBnB tweets mouth-watering photos of dishes made for its guests. You can also find great recipes on the website that are direct from the kitchen at Scarborough.
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1417 Thames St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
Waterfront Kitchen is a seed-to-plate restaurant that sources ingredients as locally and seasonally as possible. The restaurant also offers “Monday Series” and “Thursday Grilling” cooking classes at Waterfront Kitchen, taught by chef Jerry Pellegrino. It also features “Dinner and a Cruise” evenings to raise awareness of Living Classrooms Tall Ship program. These tweets will have you drooling over its pictures from the restaurant and food events.
Kooper’s Chowhound is a food truck that brings Kooper’s burgers on the road. The burgers come in a variety of meats – beef, turkey, veggies, bison and Kobe. Kooper’s Tavern is a classic American tavern located in historic Fells Point. A second location will soon be coming to Lutherville. Both Twitter timelines offer pictures, special-event news and information on where the food truck is located each day.
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Richardson Farms services fresh chicken and vegetables from its farm. When you stop by the farm, don’t forget to check out what chef Ben Simpkins offers from the kitchen. You can also visit Richardson at the Northeast Market. Its tweets are great for learning about what produce is in season, recipes, cooking tips and menu specials.
The Restaurant Association of Maryland works to promote, protect and improve the food-service industry. Need to find a place for a holiday special or promotion? Then be sure to check out the Dining Guide. RAM also gives back with Dine Out Maryland, providing food to starving children. You can find great food-related events, restaurant specials and photos on its Twitter timeline.
Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.