Urbanites tend to think of wine bars as chic, happening places with lots of style. For the most part, that's true in Baltimore. I can say so with assurance because I've done some serious research on the subject. But judging from Aida Bistro's new wine bar, there's a suburban version that has its own charm.
If I had to characterize it, I'd say Aida's is the comfort food version of the wine bar. It's family-owned and family-run - the kind of place people gather in hordes Friday night after work and on the weekend, but where you can also quietly enjoy a small plate of homemade ravioli and a glass of red wine if you time it right.