If you’re in Baltimore and haven’t followed JZEats on Instagram, you’re missing out. She’s constantly sharing images of delicious looking food that will make whatever you’re eating look like a sad desk lunch. Jordan and I connected last week and bonded over our love of food then decided to grab dinner. We both live in South Baltimore and hadn’t been to 1157 Bar + Kitchen in Locust Point, so that seemed like the obvious choice.
1157 is a small spot, there are no more than 30 seats inside. So if you don’t get there early, you might be in for a wait. But it’s worth it, everything we ordered was amazing.
We started with some appetizers that looked good. Jordan was intrigued by the Honey Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly, mainly because it was over a wild mushroom french toast. I’m not wild about pork belly, I rarely order it. But we both agreed that the wild mushroom french toast was awesome and one of the best things either of us has had in a while.
I’m a brussels sprouts fanatic, so when I saw Curried Brussels Sprouts on the menu, I knew I had to try it. The brussels sprouts were lightly fried in a fig vincotto and over a creamy curry sauce. The sweet fig vincotto complimented the slight spice of the curry nicely. If you’re with a group, this is the perfect thing to snack on.
After both starters, we were both still a little hungry and decided to split one of the many great looking sandwiches. We decided on the Ratatouille and Burrata Cheese Sandwich. The sandwich was rustic cibatta bread with ratatouille, creamy burrata, and balsamic. The cheese oozed out of this sandwich, it was phenomenal – and slightly messy.
If you’re in the mood for something truly inventive, head over to 1157 Bar + Kitchen to try Chef Ambrose’s creations.
Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.