Uptown Eats


March 28, 1992|By Sandra Crockett

2330 Smith Ave. (corner of Smith and Old Pimlico Road). Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. (410) 653-5333. Uptown Eats is the perfect neighborhood place for people like me -- a person of the single persuasion who loves the idea that fast food can mean more than a hamburger, fries and cola.

Two of my favorites are the chunky white albacore tuna salad sandwich and the homemade all-breast chicken salad sandwich. They are $4.25 each and can be a meal in themselves. All sandwiches are served on your choice of thick, hand-sliced rye, sunflower seed, whole wheat, pumpernickel, white bread or a kaiser roll.

The extensive menu includes hot turkey sandwiches, corned beef Reubens, lasagna, strombolis, chicken and pizza. And how many fast food places offer Greek specialties such as tyropita, a blend of cheeses wrapped in phyllo that costs $4.25?

For those inclined, Uptown Eats offers vegetarian versions of the strombolis, pizza and subs.

It's a good place to grab breakfast on the way to work or to linger on weekends over a second cup of really great coffee while reading a newspaper. The place is casual -- meals are served on paper plates -- and currently has about a dozen tables to seat about 50 people. Signs urging people to "make a friend, share a table" add to the friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

And for those who think that fast food and hamburgers go together like salt and pepper; don't despair. At Uptown Eats, you can still grab yourself a burger or a hot dog.

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