Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: 13.5%

The week of Christmas, I got to enjoy the sights of Hampden, a northwest neighborhood of Baltimore.  Hampden has a very unique culture complete with the famous "Hon" characteristics.  For those of you who have not experienced the fully teased beehive hairdo's of the 1960's Hon, you must visit during HonFest!

We started out the evening walking around and popping into the shops to warm up (okay, maybe I was the only cold one!).   Then, we headed over to 34th Street to check out the lights.  If you have never been, you must stop by at least once in your lifetime. 

Would Christmas in Bawlmore be complete without a crab….

…and Mr. Boh himself?!

We then headed over to 13.5% Wine Bar.  Just look at this wall of wine…I so want this in my house!

I had been wanting to try this place, and it was the perfect place to warm up after walking around town. 

We warmed up by each trying a flight.  This is the first time I had ever tried a "flight," and I very much enjoyed myself.  We each ordered a different flight so we could try a bunch of wines.  I cannot remember, for the life of me, the flights we ordered, but I loved my flight and would love to sip it again!  While sipping on our wines, we enjoyed the Pulled Duck Confit Tacos, which to my surprise were delicious! 

After I had thawed out, we headed to one of my favorite restaurants, Woodberry Kitchen.  There we had some crab dip and a flatbread, which were both very good, and I had a wine and also was able to taste a sip of a Governor's Mule for the first time…YUM!  

Overall, it was a perfect evening to take in the holiday scenes and enjoy a cocktail (or two…or three…) with some great company! 
Check it out for yourself!  


  1. I just found your blog and have to say hello! I'm pretty new to MD, but I also went to UT!

    I have heard great things about the lights in Hampden - will have to do that next year for sure. And I LOVE Woodbery Kitchen!

  2. I wish I would have seen them when we were there last weekend! Not enough time!!