I am not sure what it is about this place, but it is definitely one of my favorites!!! Perhaps it’s because I can get my Jersey diner favorite, Scrapple, or because I think there grits are out of this world. They have lots of great food, it is conveniently located at 32nd and Greenmount, and it is a place of personal connection. This last reason is the one the hit me over the head this morning. You never know who you might see at Pete’s. You meet up with friend for breakfast bite and end up talking to a police officer from the Northern District. You sit down next to someone you don’t know and end up networking a friend a job interview or discovering a contractor for a house renovation.
This happens all over Baltimore, but always seems to happen at Pete’s Grille. It’s just one of the many blessings in my neighborhood.