For a very nice late dinner amongst the lax crowd we direct you to the Mt. Washington Tavern (5700 Newbury St., 410.367.6903) for some prime rib or a nice steak. They serve dinner until 11 Friday night and Saturday night. Entrees run from 12 to 24 bucks. Slap an MWT bumper sticker on your family car and look like a B'more lax mobile.Wherever you choose to eat, tell them E-lacrosse sent you. It may not get you anything, but it might get us free food later. We'll hook you up with some free food at the STX Tailgate tomorrow! For a much more in depth restaurant review as well as a Baltimore Landmarks guide, pick up a copy of the latest Inside Lacrosse at the E-Lacrosse Tailgate. It's the one with Hopkins guys on the front. You'll see the IL guys all around the event giving them away. Grab one and you'll have a pretty good grip on the food and drink scene in Baltimore City.
Or we might suggest The Greene Turtle (722 S. Broadway St., 410.342.4222) which also serves until 11. The Turtle is owned by lax guys and there's always a good mix of men's and women's laxers about. This one's in Fells Point, a historic and renewed waterfront village, pretty close to the stadium with many restaurants, bars and an eclectic assortment of shops and markets. Pick up a Greene Turtle lax t-shirt to take home as a very authentic Baltimore souvenir. Entrees are slightly less than MWT.
A new lacrosse player's destination for the discerning steak and prime rib lover can be found a quick shoot down I-83 from the stadium at Courtney's Café (106 West Padonia Rd., 410.252.0600) in Timonium. This suburban bistro is owned by Baltimore Bayhawks owner and former NFL star Dave Pivec. Don't be surprised to see a star or two from the Bayhawks hanging around in Piv's Pub or an Oriole or Raven at the table next to you. Entrees are 14 to 24 beans and Sunday brunch can be had for $ 13.95 for Adults, $ 6.95 for Children 10 and under from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday if you just need a day of rest and great food.
A favorite of the E-Lacrosse editor is Mo's Fisherman's Warf (219 President St., 410. 837.8600) where you'll enjoy Cajun, Italian and Baltimore seafood specialties or the Filet Christopher, a Filet Mignon topped with a huge portion of imperial crab, lobster meat and béarnaise sauce.
For a more modest hangout and some great wings, pizza and beer with the Johns Hopkins crowd, we'll take you to PJ's Pub (3333 N. Charles St., 410.243.8844). PJ's has great pizza, wings, burgers, tacos and salads. Pizzas are only 7 bucks on Sunday for a cheap meal after the final. You can get food here much later than the others.
We also like Bo Brooks (2701 Boston St., 410.588.0202) for crabs, the Bay Café (2809 Boston St., 410.522.3377) for shrimp salad and the Corner Stable (9942 York Rd., 410.666.8814) in Cockeysville for ribs. Stop into a Royal Farms Store or a 7-11 and buy some Berger Cookies with the ½ inch layer of chocolate fudge icing. It's one of Baltimore's original greats!