Best of Baltimore Party 2014

A beautiful evening last night in Baltimore to celebrate some of the best food and drink in the city! We had two members of our staff attend; Jess our pastry head and Amala one of our dairy team members. They had a great time sharing a delicious chilled Cantaloupe, Avocado, and Cucumber soup garnished with roasted corn & pepper. They also sampled some of our jam and breads. They shared great stories with the staff about the oddly high number of pork belly dishes as well some delicious fried lobster courtesy of The Food Market in Hampden. We’re so happy to be a part of an awesome celebration. It gives us an opportunity to connect with other restaurants as well as get creative inspiration from the Baltimore food scene. Our stand’s neighbor, Chazz located in Harbor East, combined their meatballs with our baguettes to offer a scrumptious sandwich to party goers. Delicious collaboration. Check out some photos from the event!

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An ode to the Scottish Pie.

Have you experienced one of our Scottish Pies yet? Have you tasted the flavors of local farm tomatoes, zucchini, and corn? Or the rich, almost gravy-like sauce enveloping hunks of organic, pasture-raised chicken? Have you felt the buttery and flaky layers of crust mingling with the snap of fresh peas and carrots? Do you glance over them and onward towards your usual sandwich or salad selection? Images of a gluttonous, casserole-like relic of family dinners passing through your mind.

But these pot pies are not your average pot pies.

Simple recipes of fresh produce, herbs, cheeses, and meats. Un-altered ingredients chosen for quality and taste. Butter, flour, kosher salt, and water. A crust harkening back to before box mixes and ultra bleached flour and instant dough. A crust whose integrity is only elevated by being pressed into shape on an authentic Scottish Pie press from Wishaw, Scotland. Tradition in its finest form, our pie press is a heavy complex metal beast that relies on the passion of our chefs and not pre-programmed buttons or conveyor belts for power. Firm grip, twist of the forearm, and some upper body momentum. As if aware of its own superiority, the dough will not form a shell unless the right balance of power and finesse is used. Almost chastising the operator for rushing this craft.

Enter fresh produce, homemade stock, quality cheese, and sustainable meats. The pie shell now serves as the emissary between the farm, oven, and you.

Baked to a golden brown the pies sizzle approval as they cool on racks awaiting the final stage of the process. Some receive a flaky pie top that seals in the aroma and flavor. Others are topped with an accent of cheese and herbs.

The pie then comes to you. The pie that is so much more than a pot pie. It is the essence of our mission to bring healthy, high quality, delicious food to our customers. It could be called farm-to-table, fresh, natural, local, and sustainable. But to us at Atwater’s, it is simply good, traditional food.

And for that, Scottish Pie, we salute you.

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Baltimore Magazine Readers’ Poll

The votes have been tallied and the people have spoken! Atwater’s has come out on top in the Soup and Bread categories for Baltimore Magazine’s annual Readers’ Poll. We are thrilled that the readers have found us worthy of their votes and we are thankful for the recognition in Baltimore Magazine. It’s things like this that fuel our fires and really encourage us to keep our standards high and our food as great as it can possibly be. We thank you again and hope to see you for some soup and bread soon!!

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Atwater’s Pickles

Our mission has always been to make delicious, healthy food for our customers. We continue this mission by featuring our own housemade pickles with all of our sandwiches. We like our customers to feel confident knowing where their food is coming from and how it is made. Our pickles are made at our Big Kitchen from fresh produce with no alterations or stabilizers in the pickling process. No ingredient on the plate is an afterthought; each ingredient is selected for quality and composed with intention. Come in and enjoy the experience of truly traditional food!

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Serving local seafood

At Atwater’s we strongly believe in supporting local businesses as well as local agriculture. For this reason we strive to only serve you the best in local seafood. We are True Blue certified which means we are part of a program in Maryland that recognizes us as a restaurant serving only Maryland blue crab meat. We don’t believe in using inferior ingredients simply because it is easier or cheaper. Sometimes that means we must pass on some of this to the customer in the form of a price increase and we appreciate your trust and support as we continue to bring you the best quality food available. We are proud to support local fishermen and our local seafood sources. If you would like to learn more about the True Blue certification program or see a list of participating restaurants click this link: True Blue Maryland Crab Meat

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Specials at Canton Crossing

Our Canton Crossing location is excited to introduce its new weekly specials menu! The menu will feature special deals Monday through Thursday from 5pm to close. Each night is a little something different ranging from Half-Price Wine Night to a great deal on our amazing homemade ice cream. It’s a great weekday activity if you’re looking to try something new in the area! We also have the added bonus of a large parking lot so you won’t have to deal with the struggle that is parking in Canton or Fells Point. If you’re coming by during the day, try one of our new summer cocktails. Deliciously light and refreshing, they make for a perfect afternoon break. We hope to see you soon!weekly specialsdate night menusummer cocktails for daily dough

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Sasaki Salad

Introducing our Sasaki Salad!  This is a delicious and unique salad to spice up your lunchtime. Featuring Napa cabbage and arugula from Big City Farms along with miso roasted tofu, cucumber slices, toasted black sesame seeds, a tea egg, and carrot ginger dressing. What is a tea egg you might be thinking. A tea egg is a traditional Chinese food that is made by soaking a hard boiled egg in a mixture of tea and spices. The beautiful color and cracked pattern of the egg comes from peeling away the shell after the egg has soaked. Try this creative addition to our menu today!

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Atwater’s Company Picnic 2014

We had a wonderful Sunday this weekend celebrating our staff and our many accomplishments over the past year. We look forward to our company picnic every year, and this year was no exception. Lines were painted, the dodge balls were set, and the tournament for the trophy commenced. Our dodgeball tournament is a highly contested and coveted event with many bragging rights associated with victory. We also participate in watermelon and pie (blind folded!) eating contests that can get pretty serious and pretty messy. Our picnic is a way to thank our staff as well as meet new people from all of our locations and bring us closer as a team. Families are always welcome and it’s wonderful meeting parents, kids, significant others, and even the dogs of some our staff members! While food is certainly one of the top things we do best, creating a fun, happy, and proud staff is our top priority. So we thank this staff that we feel incredibly lucky to be a part of and we look forward to many more picnics to come! cville staff photo from party watermelon eating contest watermelon eating 2 pie eating dodgeball in action watching dodgeball more dodgeball winner watermelon eating

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Celebrate Dad!

Father’s Day is this Sunday June 15th! Celebrate Dad with one of these dapper bow tie cookies from Atwater’s. Dad doesn’t have a sweet tooth? No worries, we also feature excellent savory sides available to order that go great with grilling! And if you can’t decide there’s always the gift card option. Use it on our homemade ice cream, dinner entrees, coffee, or a cold glass of craft beer. Whichever way you do it, Atwater’s is sure to provide a satisfying and delicious treat for the Dads in your life. We wish all the Dads a Happy Father’s Day!pastel bow tie cookiesgrilling for website bow tie cookies 2

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The Turkey Jack

The Turkey Jack has always been a crowd and staff favorite. Everyone seems to have their own reasons for loving it. Whether it’s the avocado, the combination of salty & sweet, the spicy pepper jack cheese–there’s just something about the Turkey Jack! We are happy to announce it will be rejoining the menu at some locations starting Thursday June 12th and everywhere by Monday June 16th. If you haven’t had the chance to try it yet you’re missing out! This legendary sandwich always seems to be gone before we know it so stop in this weekend to try one! Pair with an ice cold lemonade or freshly brewed iced tea for an excellent summer treat. TURKEY JACK

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