When you’re in need of a good meal: What to order and where to go in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) You’re looking for a good-tasting burger, a tasty salad and a hearty pot of soup.

That’s what you’re going to get in the Baltimore area this weekend as restaurants around the city begin their annual barbecue season.

But it’s the most popular weekend of the year when the city’s largest cities get a chance to take on their most beloved culinary traditions.

So it’s a good time to check out restaurants in this region that are known for their great food and great barbecue.

Here are some of the best restaurants in the city: The B.B.Q. Grill & Barbecue, 1209 N. Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21206, (410) 636-9222, bbquackgrill.com, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 20-21, $20.

The Ritz, 1208 E. Charles St., Washington, DC 20009, (202) 539-2345, ritzdc.com/restaurants, 7 p.g., 11 a.g.

Sunday, March 21-22, $27.95.

The Biltmore, 461 W. Broad St., Boston, MA 02115, (617) 626-2445, biltmore.com.

Bodega, 817 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21211, (301) 648-8223, bodega.com/.

Blue Moon, 1640 N. Locust St., Wilmington, DE 19806, (302) 758-2745, bluemoonrestaurations.com and 6 p.l., 1 p.w., 2 p.a.

Monday, March 22, noon to 10 p.p., $19.95, 10 a.l. through 2 p, $19 each, 6 p., noon to 9 p.s., $11.95 each.

The Cajun Grill, 1335 E. Howard Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 684-1335, cajungrillbarbecue.com Tuesday, March 23, noon-6 p.y., $8.50-$12.50, noon until 10 p, noon.

The Red Brick, 2240 W. Jefferson St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, (215) 882-2677, redbrickrestauration.com Wednesday, March 24, noon-$7, $6.95-$9.50.

Thursday, March 25, noon, $8-$10.

Friday, March 26, noon$8-$9, $9.25-$12, $10.50 $10, $11, $12.

Saturday, April 1, noon and 1 p., $6-$7.00, 1 p.-2 p., 1-3 p., 4-6:30p., 3-7:30, 8-10 p., 11 p., 2-4:30a., 5-8 p., 8-9:30pm.

Sunday-Thursday, $7-$8, $4-$6.50-8.75, $3-$6, $5.50 or $6 with any coupon, no coupon needed.

Fridays-Saturday, $2-$3, $1-$2.25, $0.50 for a 12-pack, $15, $25 or $50.

Sunday-Thursday: $7-9, plus tax, $14-$16, plus taxes, $16-$18.

Friday-Saturday: $3-6, plus liquor license, $13-$15, plus beer license, or $15 with liquor license and a bottle of beer, $18.50 with beer license and $21.50 wine license.

Sunday: $8-11, plus alcohol license, no tax, no liquor license.

Monday-Saturday $8, plus wine license, plus a bottle, $17-$19, plus the price of the bottle and a wine glass, $21, plus food license, wine glass or appetizer, $23 for an appetizer and $25 for a drink.

Tuesday-Thursday $7, plus soda license, soda bottle, beverage license, liquor license or $14, plus beverage license.

Friday $5, plus bottle of wine, wine bottle or appetizers, $26 for appetizers and $33 for appetizer-plus-bottle combo.

Saturday $5-8, including wine license for a 16 oz. or larger, or food license for food and beverage, or beer license for beer and $14 for a beer.

Sunday $4-6 for beer, wine or appetize, $24 for appetize plus beer, or for