Queen Latifah Stops by Water for Chocolate in Upper Fells Point

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Comfort food destination Water for Chocolate welcomed a high-profile surprise visitor yesterday.

Queen Latifah showed up at the restaurant for some shrimp n’ grits, according to a photo shared on Facebook by the restaurant (above). The image shows Latifah standing with chef Sean Guy and others outside the establishment at 1841 E. Lombard Street, with a post that reads, “When #queenlatifah walks in your restaurant and says she heard you got that dope BBQ Shrimp & Grits !!!”

Water for Chocolate serves up “sexy comfort cuisine,” according to its website. Brunch specialties include the aforementioned BBQ shrimp and grits (notably served with jalapeño cornbread), Norwegian eggs benedict and risotto fritters served with crispy prosciutto and Tabasco hollandaise, according to its menu.

Guy wasn’t available to comment Tuesday, the one day a week when his restaurant is closed.

It’s unclear whether Queen Latifah was in Baltimore to work or just to visit. The actress told Vanity Fair in 2015 that she has family around Baltimore and “grew up kind of down there.” She’s been spotted in the area before, and reportedly owns a home in Joppa.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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