A Tourist at Home

by Heather

How can it not be a good day when you wake up to this view out your hotel room window?

view from marriott at the inner  harbor baltimore

After a long day of conferencing, it felt great to walk outside and discover it was warm and beautiful out.

pier 5 in downtown baltimore

It felt weird taking pictures of somewhere I’d been so many times. Smile

cathedral in baltimorehard rock cafe baltimore

The roommates and I:

fitbloggin roommates

New mom and work-out rockstar Tina; fellow-RD and Fitbloggin’ speaker Katie; and newly accepted culinary student and DC local Amanda.


After our less-than-stellar crab cake dinner, we made sure to find a restaurant that would make up for it. When we saw M&S Grill had tables outside and could sit us fairly quickly {a huge achievement the weekend of Preakness}, we knew we’d found our spot.

m&s grill at the inner harbor

M & S Grill is the little sister to seafood powerhouse McCormick and Schmick’s, so it was sure to please.

m&s grill menu

And it did. I’d had my fill of seafood, so I dug into a fresh strawberry spinach salad that pretty much knocked my socks off.

spinach strawberry salad with pecans

Spinach topped with strawberries, red onions, and spicy hot pecans, served with a thick and spicy peanut dressing.

spinach salad with spicy peanut dressing

Along with a side of parmesan potatoes in case the salad wasn’t big enough.

roasted parmesan potatoes

We must’ve spent a few hours at dinner since it was dark by the time we left.

m&s grill at night

inner harbor baltimore at night

And with that, Fitbloggin was over just as quickly as it started.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Faith @ lovelyascharged May 25, 2011 at 7:56 am
Oh man, that peanut dressing would be amazing! It looks like the peanut sauce I always get at Vietnamese restuarants, which I absolutely adore... Faith @ lovelyascharged Just blogged...Look Your Best Naturally All You Need is Surgery
Amanda May 25, 2011 at 7:59 am
One of my first challenges as a culinary student is going to be to recreate that peanut dressing. I'll let you know when I do. ;) Hope you had a safe trip back home!!
Heather May 25, 2011 at 8:40 am
Oh my goodness definitely let me know when you do- it was so good I think I could put it on everything!!
Katie @ Healthy Heddleston May 25, 2011 at 7:59 am
I see you practicing your anchor text in this post -- way to go :P Katie @ Healthy Heddleston Just blogged...FitBloggin’ Hello
Heather May 25, 2011 at 8:42 am
Haha I've always been an anchor text fanatic...just not with the names of other people's blogs ;)
kate May 25, 2011 at 8:13 am
All the recaps of Fitbloggin make me miss the HLS and all my pals! I'm glad you had a blast - Baltimore is a fantastic city.
Heather May 25, 2011 at 8:43 am
I miss you!!!
thehealthyapron May 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
aww looks like you had a great time!

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