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Before Hampden became lovably quirky, locals found off-beat ambiance at its Golden West Cafe. Grilled squash burritos and all-day breakfasts like banana-nut French toast (cinnamon toast from scratch, crème fraiche too) diversify the Southwestern comfort food menu. An Old Bay-rimmed Bloody Mary comes with pickled sriracha-lemongrass okra and green beans from local Tanner’s Comestibles.

1105 W. 36th St., Hampden, 410.889.8891, www.goldenwestcafe.com