This weekend I had dinner and dessert from two of my favorite neighborhood spots.
For dinner, Heath and I love to stop by Mermaid Inn and sit at the bar for an early, quick bite. You have to get there early or the bar will be full. Their Grain Salad has quinoa, kale, red onions, cherry tomatoes, chick peas, butternut squash and a really light and bright vinaigrette. It is so simple and so good. Order without the cheese to be vegan. They also have some amazing old bay fries with ketchup that complement this salad rather nicely.
For dessert, I stopped by Peacefood Cafe and got their Strawberry Shortcake to go. Obviously it looks delicious, but there is also a hidden element that makes it even better than it looks. Strawberry jam. It's enormous, it will feed multiple people or one person for several days.