Before stepping into The Emporiyum, Baltimore area food lovers should brace themselves. The experience can be a little overwhelming – but in the best way.
The annual foodie marketplace is located at 600 East Pratt Street, in the space formerly occupied by Best Buy. During the weekend of The Emporiyum, which takes places this year on April 1 and 2, the space feels enormous and it is packed, wall-to-wall, with incredible food.
Have you heard about Light City? Well if you haven’t. it’s a Baltimore-based event in the vein of Austin’s SXSW Conference – a hybrid event including art installations, music and arts performances and speaking sessions and panels focused on topics around innovation.
Light City 2016 was the first event of its kind in the area; it was a smashing success, drawing about 400,000 visitors to downtown Baltimore. This year’s event, which takes place from March 31 to April 8, is expected to be just as popular.
But art and innovation aren’t the only reasons to head to Light City: there will also be a serious focus on food.
The late, great cookbook writer and TV chef Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”
If you are one of those people and in Baltimore the weekend of April 1 and 2, there is only one place to be: The Emporiyum. This spring, the annual event returns to Baltimore for the fourth year in a row. (A Washington, D.C. event also takes place in the fall.)