My Three Favorite Restaurants In Baltimore

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Published by Daniel Morrison, Wealth Advisor

As a wealth advisor, I work hard at my firm every single day in order to help families unlock the secret to their financial success. As a father and a husband, I love to spend time with my family during my free time outside of my career. One way we have fun together is by eating out and enjoying our favorite foods. 

Here are my three favorite restaurants in our hometown of Baltimore:

La Cuchara

Come inside and enjoy the beautiful ambiance, Basque cuisine, and a glass of tempranillo. La Cuchara puts an emphasis on flavor, experience, and presentation. Kick off your meal with one of their Pintxos (small finger foods) and then pick an entree from the seasonal menu (one fan favorite is the crispy oysters). This spot is perfect for group outings, date nights, or a simple dinner out. 

La Cuchara’s Happy Hours are well known around town, Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. to closing, and all day on Sundays. Plenty of available parking makes it easy for all diners, and the fantastic service includes a waitstaff that is very accommodating to food allergies. To read more about what else La Cuchara offers, visit their website


If you love Asian fusion, you definitely need to visit Ekiben. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is great for diners who crave tasty food that is also reasonably priced. A popular menu item is the Neighborhood Bird, which is three pieces of Taiwanese fried chicken thigh topped with spicy sambal mayo with pickles and fresh herbs. All dishes can be enjoyed on a fluffy bao bun or rice. 

Ekiben lives up to all the hype, so plan to come early as this small place quickly has people lined up at the door. For more information, visit their website

Clavel Mezcaleria

This Mexican taqueria and mezcaleria fills up quickly—and for good reason. Clavel Mezcaleria is known for their breakfast, brunch, and taco menus. The atmosphere is loud and hip but laid-back. 

Loyal diners love getting the queso fundido (a melty cheese dip, perfect for cheese lovers) with their favorite protein. Their top tacos are the Carne de Res (steak tips), El Luchador (Cod), and Barbacoa de Borrego (lamb), and don’t forget to enjoy their fresh salsa and guacamole served with hand-made tortillas! 

Clavel also has excellent cocktails. Head to the bar to try out their spicy margaritas and micheladas. Clavel prides itself on only serving artisanal and ancestral Mezcal from different states in Mexico. Read more about the restaurant on their official website

What About You?

Would you like to talk about other noteworthy restaurants to explore in Baltimore? Contact our office at Jacob William Advisory by calling 410-821-6724 or emailing You can even take our Risk Tolerance Questionnaire at

About Dan

Daniel Morrison is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Jacob William Advisory, a wealth management firm whose sole mission is to service their clients’ needs beyond their expectations. Dan Morrison has 27 years of industry experience, and for the past decade, he has been committed to building Jacob William Advisory into one of the foremost wealth advisory firms. Dan graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree of finance in economics and obtained his master’s degree in finance from the University of Baltimore. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the designations of Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL). He and his wife Beth reside outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and have three wonderful children. Dan is involved in his church and is a board member for Believe Big, a charity whose mission is to help families navigate the cancer journey. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and sailing. A good book is also never far from his reach. Learn more about Dan by connecting with him on LinkedIn.

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