Top 5 Food Vendors to Try At Artscape 2011

July 13, 2011 6:00 AM

(credit: Sherri’s Crab Cakes website)

Not only do thousands of people come to Artscape for the delectable art, but they also come to sample the festival’s various eats. This year, Charm City Hospitality, a concessionaire with a fresh sustainable approach to cuisine, will be gracing Artscape with their innovative (and green!) food offerings. Expect one-stop shopping at several vendors (no more waiting in long lines) and food trucks, and fresh ingredients and sustainable practices from food vendors. Not sure what to sample at Artscape? Here are the top five food vendors to check out.
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(credit: Charm City Hospitality website)

Charm City Hospitality


Charm City Hospitality is not only the concessionaire for Artscape but they will also have their own vendors scattered amongst the festival. CCH will have everything a person usually looks for at a festival–traditional fest munchies, like hotdogs, burgers, fries, and even drinks! They will also have link sausages and quesadillas on their menu. CCH will be located at all the food courts.

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(credit: Sherri's Crab Cakes website)

Sherri’s Fun Foods


A festival in Baltimore is not complete without a crab cake stand present. That’s just the rules. Sherri’s Fun Foods will be the go-to vendor for that classic fest crab cake. You can find Sherri’s Fun Food at the Wells Fargo Stage Food Court & the Festival Stage Food Court.

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Better than Carolina BBQ

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Based in Brandywine, Md., Better than Carolina BBQ is a southern eatery that uses divine top secret seasonings to marinate their meat in and only using the best fruit wood from D.C., as they slow-cook their dishes to juicy perfection. Artscape BBQ fans can expect Better than Carolina BBQ to have good finger licking BBQ essentials like grilled corn on the cob, bratwurst, pulled beef, and pork! Better than Carolina BBQ can be found at the Wells Fargo Stage Food Court.

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Party In A Pita

Specializing in vegetarian dishes, Party In A Pita also serves meat dishes such as stuffed lamb and beef gyros. This is the vendor visit for a Greek food fix. And if you’re craving falafels and pita wraps, they got ‘em. Party In A Pita will be located at Station North Food Court: A Taste of Baltimore.

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Taharka Brothers


You can’t get more “green” than homemade ice cream. Got a sweet tooth? Taharka Brothers is the vendor to visit. And while you’re enjoying your frozen treat, you’ll be glad to know that Taharka Brothers is run by Sylvan Beach, a nonprofit that helps progress the young men of Baltimore City, so you know you’ll be helping out the community. Find Taharka Borthers at the Arts & Eats Food Court.

Want more? Here’s a list of vendors at Artscape:
Festival Stage
Charm City Hospitality – Hotdogs, burgers, sausages, chicken fingers, fries and barFood Court
Garbatela Friendly – Shawarma, falafel, gyro and grape leaves
Grapevine Restaurant – Calamari, pasta, mozzarella sticks and subs
Leisure Time – Soft serve ice cream
Sherri’s Fun Foods – Crab cakes
Tropical Island Concessions – Cheesesteaks and funnel cakesArts & Eats
Charm City Hospitality – BarFood Court
Constantine’s – Greek specialties
Eastern Star Catering – Gyro, sausage, hamburgers and fries
RV Tropical Shaved Ice – Shaved ice, water ice and ice cream
Taharka Brothers – Homemade ice cream
The Hot Belgian – Waffles and ice cream
Tropical Snow – Shaved ice, wraps, bread pudding and pasta saladTaste of Artscape
Boardwalk Fries – Fries
(Across from Wells
Bon Appetite – Mexican and Mediterranean specialties, fries and seafood
Fargo Stage)
Charm City Hospitality – Hotdogs, burgers, sausages, quesadillas and bar
Flaming Wok – Asian specialties
Greek Tavern – Greek specialties
Jay’s Shaved Ice – Shaved ice
Just Wrapped – Wraps made to order – chicken, steak and mushroom
London Court Beverage – Smoothies, lemonade and orangeade
MacBrand – Hotdog, burgers, fries, chicken tenders and cheesesteaks
Nut ‘n’ Better – Cinnamon roasted almond and pecans
Pretzel Twist – Pretzels
Tropical Island Concessions – Sausage and funnel cakesWells Fargo
AJ’s Hawaiian Iceez – Shaved ice

Stage Food Court
Better than Carolina BBQ – Pork, beef, hotdogs, bratwurst and corn on the cob
Charm City Hospitality – Burgers, hotdogs, pulled pork, quesadillas and bar
Flaming Wok – Asian specialties
Greek Tavern – Greek specialties
Jalapeno Corndog – Corndogs and funnel cake
Nader’s Bistro – Lamb, beef, chicken, seafood and Greek specialties
Seafood Unlimited – Seafood, gator bites, gumbo and crab
Sherri’s Fun Foods – Crab cakes
Stella Jeans – Cheese curds, doughnuts, sweet potato fries and fried Oreos
Yummy Food Corner – Thai and Asian specialties and smoothies

Family Fun
A variety of fun snacks and treats

World Beat
Asian Grill – Asian specialties, stir-fry and eggrolls

Food Court
Caribbean Grill and More – Jerk chicken, sausage, gyros and fried candy
Charm City Hospitality – Chicken fingers, fries, quesadillas and bar
Cherokee Cuisine – Doughnut burger, Mexican and Cajun specialties and donairs
Coco Bongos – Pina coladas and drinks
Papa Johnny – Sausage, steak sandwich, funnel cake and drinks
Siri Grill – Curry and jerk chicken and fried plantains
Strawberry Street Café – Po’boys, shrimp, BBQ and soft shell crab
Tropical Island Concessions – Hotdogs, hamburger and fries

1982 Food Court
A&B Soft Serve – Ice cream
Charm City Hospitality – Bar
Doughy Dog – Specialty hotdogs

Food Truck Showcase
Baltimore’s Best Food Trucks – Variety of specialties

Station North
Big Daddy’s Water Ice – Lemonade, pizza and funnel cake
Food Court – A Cazbar – Greek specialties

Taste of Baltimore
Charm City Hospitality – Bar
Cinnamon Café – Made to order salads and fruit salads
Mediterranean Cuisine – Seafood, gyros, fries and Greek specialties
Party in a Pita – Greek specialties, gyros, falafel and pita wraps

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Abdu Ali Eaton is an arts advocate and writer living in Charm City, Baltimore. His creative works can be found on

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