The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Points South Latin Kitchen will have you saying olé

My Points South Latin Kitchen review is live on  They are located on the  cobblestone Thames Street in Fells Point. The restaurant is sizzling with great cuisine, service and you don't want to miss the Drag Brunches. You can also find them on the Hot 10 Baltimore Restaurants list.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

World Renowned Jazz Pianist in Baltimore for 1 Night Only

 Peter Beets, World-Renowned Pianist
“Chopin meets the Blues”
Sotto Sopra Restaurant - 405 N. Charles Street - Baltimore, MD 21201
Wednesday, June 28th
Open Reservations: from 6 pm to 9 pm
410 625 0534
 $10 cover charge per person plus dinner reservations -ala carte menu

It is with great pleasure that Sotto Sopra announces the internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Beets will be back performing at their restaurant on Wednesday, June 28th from 6 pm to 9 pm when he returns to touring in the United States.  Beets wowed our guests back in March and so enjoyed the intimacy of playing our dining room, he has agreed to play for you once again. 

 Beets is regularly featured at major concert venues and international jazz festivals.

The Dutch-born pianist will be playing limited engagement concerts in the US, on the East Coast: New York, Philadelphia and in Baltimore at Sotto Sopra. The theme will be "Chopin meets the Blues," a take on his album, Chopin meets the Blues Live.

Sotto Sopra will be serving our regular ala carte dinner menu and offering open seating between 6 pm to 9 pm. There will be a $10 cover charge per person along plus dinner from our ala carte menu. Seating is limited to 100 guests for the evening.
Listen to Peter Beets
Facebook: @PeterBeetsNL  Twitter: @PeterBeets
Cost per Person:  $10 cover charge per person plus entree order from our ala carte menu
Reservations required: (410) 625-0534
Sotto Sopra Restaurant - 405 N. Charles Street - Baltimore, MD  21201
(410) 625-0534

Link to Event Web Page

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Adult vacation playground: Virginia

For a couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to focus on writing my story about a recent trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, finding a focal point.  First, Virginia is core to our American History, over 400 years since the landing of the first English colony, Jamestown, and of course historic Colonial Williamsburg, where one steps back in time to what life was like in the days of yore. Virginia is steeped in the roots of America’s history. 

Virginia boasts an ever growing aquaculture, the largest producer of oysters on the East Coast.  Oyster lovers can indulge by following the Virginia Oyster Trail to 8 distinct locations throughout the state.  As aquaculture grows, so does the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ekiben: Don't leave Baltimore before trying their Asian fusion fare

The word “ekiben” loosely translates as a boxed meal sold at railway food stalls in Japan to passengers for their journey. The proprietors of Ekiben on Eastern Avenue are three college buddies who created a steamed bun phenomenon, selling their Asian fusion mashup fare at the local farmers market, and now at their own restaurant. 

Read my review at  - 10 Hot Spots for Dining in Baltimore

Friday, June 09, 2017

Potato Masala Recipe: National herb and spice day - Saturday June 10th

Your Dining Dish will be on Channel 45 WBFF at approximately 9:50 a.m, Saturday, June 10th  talking about National Herb and Spice Day.  I will be sharing spice and herb hacks along with preparing the potato masala recipe.  

Potato Masala

6 Tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cumin seeds
Garlic powder to taste
10 curry leaves (not available use a teaspoon of madras curry)
24 oz. boiled waxy potatoes, cubed
Green chili, cut into small pieces
Add salt to taste
4 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. red chili powder
Cilantro, chopped fine

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let crackle. After cumin seeds start to crackle, add garlic powder and curry leaves. Add potatoes while ingredients crackle in pan. Lower heat to simmer and add green chili, salt, sugar, red chili powder and chopped cilantro. Mix well and cover for 3-5 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and serve!

I crave Indian food from time-to-time but don't have the time to do it right, grind the spices fresh, or don't have all the ingredients...for a "quick Indian food fix" I eat the Tandoor Chef frozen dinner products found here in Baltimore at Whole Foods and Safeway. 

Watch the cooking demonstration on Fox 45 Baltimore: Cooking Segment

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Feastival is back: Come hungry

Benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, this waterfront food and drink walkabout is my charity event pick for June.
Enjoy the waterfront view at the Four Seasons Hotel Promenade on Saturday, June 17th from noon to 4 p.m. as you indulge in culinary delights from restaurants  like Wit & Wisdom, Gnocco, Cask & Grain, Minnow, La Food Marketa, Center Cut Doughnuts, Modern Cook Shop, Loch Bar, Clavel, Azumi, Gunther & Co., Hersh’s, Blue Pit BBQ,and more!

Feastival, Date: June 17, 2017 - Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor East’s Waterfront Promenade (Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore) - 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202
Tickets: $125 or Two for $200 
Purchase tickets at the event website:
Instagram @Feastivalbaltimore

Friday, June 02, 2017

Hot top 10 restaurants in Baltimore: Cosima

You will never go wrong seeking out Cosima, the Sicilian based cuisine restaurant. Executive chef Donna Crivello's vision is inspired by her Italian grandmother. Check out my review on where they have already been put in the top ten Baltimore restaurants as well as top al fresco dining.  


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