Baltimore isn’t well-known as a foodie town, but that’s alright with us (we’ll just keep the secret to ourselves). Plenty of fresh and funky foodie events are scattered in and around Baltimore this weekend. Whether you’re craving a donut, taco, or a giant glass of wine, get ready for some foodventuring Canton. It’s the weekend!
Biking and donuts don’t typically go together, but this Saturday, June 3, fried dough and cycling are like two peas in a pod. That’s because a “Bike Crawl” will traverse the city from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. picking up tasty treats at some of the city’s best donut shops along the way. Check-in starts at Roosevelt park at 10 a.m. From there, groups of bikers will ride to Center Cut Doughnuts, Blacksauce Kitchen, Dooby’s, Diablo Doughnuts, and finally Hoehn’s Bakery (back on our end of town). The ride is seven miles long and you’ll get a doughnut at each stop. The cost for participants is $25, and the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute will receive all remaining proceeds for Pediatric Ophthalmology research.
If doughnuts aren’t hitting the spot, you’re bound to find some inventive foodstuff at the Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival this Saturday, June 3 at Patterson Park. More than 40 food trucks from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia will be serving up everything from lobster rolls, to grilled cheese, to tacos, and BBQ. There will also be three stages of live musical acts and voting. Doors open at noon and you can linger at the event stuffing your face until 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets (including all-you-care-to-drink, a VIP tent, bites, and celebrity mixing) are $65.
Picnic-types might want to spend their Saturday on the Fell’s Point Pier. Barcocina is throwing its second Picnic on the Pier event from noon to 8 p.m. There will be a DJ, live bands, great food (from multiple stations), beer, and cocktails. The Jump Off Band will be on stage from 2 to 6 p.m.
Winos of Canton can venture out of the city to catch a local food and wine festival this Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4 at Oregon Ridge Park from noon to 4 p.m. Sample over 200 wines from more than 20 wineries. There will also be live music, festival eats, and guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the lawn. The best part? You don’t have to make the drive up to the wine festival. Take the light rail to the mall stop in Hunt Valley and there is a free shuttle that will take you to Oregon Ridge Park. One adult ticket is $29 (in advance) and a VIP ticket is $56. The general admission includes a souvenir glass and unlimited samples.