Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Things Change and Things Remain, Lunch @ Lexington Market

I took a trip back home to baltimore and decided travel on down to Lexington Market, nothing says home like a trip to Lexington Market. My dad use to take me and my big brother almost every Saturday before choir rehearsal at church. We'd be late but our bellys were full of  twisted glazed donuts, chili dogs with jumbo $1 half & halfs. A half & half  is a drink consisting of half lemonade half ice tea or as the world outside of baltimore knows it an Arnold Palmer. Lexington Market is an old school food market with lots of choices deli to donuts, soul food to sea food, pancakes, pastries and produce. I feel like I'm forgetting something theres so many choices. The Market is a solution to a quick and cheap meal be it breakfast lunch or dinner or in between.

     I remember this giant mural we passed every time on our way into downtown baltimore heading to Lexington Market, like an old familiar friend leading me into the city. This time I passed it to discover they were tearing it down, making way for the new red line train route into downtown. This mural has been there before I was born before I can remember, and I can't image traveling into downtown and not seeing it, but I guess things change. It hurt a lil to watch a piece of my past, a piece of b-more die in the daylight.

This particular trip to Lexington Market I decided on a chicken salad sandwich with fried broccoli, and always a jumbo half & half. I haven't found a place that makes chicken or turkey salad as good as The Market, this place sells out if you go too late in the day, and it cost less then a subway $5 foot long and you get more filling.
 I like mine simple chicken salad lettuce salt + peppa

Another stand sells the best french fries made to order, and you can fix em how ever you like.
I like salt peppa vinegar and ketchup (not picture because I devoured them then thought mmm should've shot that first o well) 

At the same place I got fried broccoli. Frying it probably takes all the healthy outta the green veggie but who cares if it taste good you don't fry it everyday. I remember getting this when I was little and loving it, so I got it again. But I guess my feelings have changed towards this fried friend, I def don't like it anymore. But if you get a chance try it, you never know what you'll discover. 

 who knew fried broccoli could be so pretty. 
I guess in the right light anything can look good. 

I have yet to find a place in Philly that reminds me of Lexington Market. Know of one please tell me via email, comment, pigeon carrier, or just take me. I'd love to find a piece of b-more in philly.