Published: September 22, 2010
313 S. High St., (410) 547-7900, maxempanadas.com
This Argentine joint in Little Italy delivers a number of delectable dishes—the rojo salad with beets, walnuts, and feta chief among them—but the reason not to miss it is right there in the name. Max’s empanadas are lovingly stuffed pastry pockets of goodness. The beef or chicken ones more than satisfy, but the non-meat options are the way to go. The mixed vegetable empanada—a hot assortment of carrots, corn, green beans, onions, and cheese—delivers stuffed veggie goodness, but the spinach empanada—with artichokes, mushrooms, and cheese—is fearsomely addictive. You’ll want to eat more than one, but you may need a nap afterward.