EATING IN BERLIN: Dinner at Blacksmith
If you have never been to Blacksmith in Berlin, MD, you are doing yourself a disservice! Blacksmith prides itself on offering fresh foods, which are locally sourced as often as possible. The menu changes with the availability of fresh ingredients, but the selections are always creative.
Brad and I headed over for dinner the other night and it was wonderful. First of all it is beautifully decorated. The space is small and cozy with dark floors, tables and ceiling. A perimeter of built in white bench seating, topped with cushions, surrounds the room. Every table has a candle and old mirrors on the walls reflect the soft light. The backdrop of the bar is a wood wall with red and grey weathered looking boards. The bar itself features brushed metals and an antique sofa sits close by. All in all, Blacksmith has a kind of funky, hip vibe that reminds of some of the smaller restaurants that I’ve been to in New York.
We started off the night with salads. Caesar for Brad and a BLT salad for me. Although they offer some amazing cocktails here, I was in a Prosecco mood, so Prosecco is what I had! Brad had a Burley Oak Vlad, which is a Russian Imperial Stout that packs a punch with a 9.9% ABV and 60 IBUs. Look at these salads. Very fresh and yummy.
After the salad, Brad had the Banh Mi, made with scrapple, pulled pork and veggies, which was so large he took half home. I decided to make a meal out of appetizers and tried the Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs and Vinegar Fries. I’m glad I tried something new. I’m not usually a big curry girl, but these meatballs were delicious. The fries were great too, but I know I can never go wrong when vinegar is involved. Take a look at Brad’s sandwich….
All in all, it was a great evening. We topped it off with a slice of key lime pie that was to die for. Usually if we get dessert out, I take a couple of nibbles and pass those extra calories off to Brad, but this was so good that I ate about two thirds of it myself. It was made in a graham cracker crumb crust and topped with freshly whipped cream. Oh yum!
Visit Blacksmith at:
104 Pitts Street
Closed on Sunday