Anyone attempting to navigate the streets of Federal Hill trying to find a “grown-up” place to eat— away from the frat-boy party scene of Cross Street— will welcome the reopened Porter’s. It still has the familiar neighborhood pub feel that it always has, and now has a new chef and a new menu to boot. They describe it as “comfort food with a twist,” and we won’t disagree, with offerings like grilled cheese (Halloumi cheese layered with toasted sesame bread and arugula), eggplant puttanesca (topped with mozzarella, sauce and pecorino), a meatloaf melt (on potato bread with bacon and pepperjack) and blackened venison (over Yukon gold puree, sautéed Swiss chard and rum beurre blanc). Open every day for dinner, and for brunch on weekends.  1032 Riverside Ave., 410-332-7345

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