Baltimore's Sip & Bite restaurant is one of the restaurants featured in Guy Fieri's new book, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown," in which Fieri takes readers back to some of his favorite finds from recent seasons of his long-running Food Network show.
Apparently Fieri really had a good time at the Sip & Bite.
"I’m not allowed to watch the rerun of Sip & Bite because I fall off my chair laughing," Fieri writes in the new book. "These guys are some of the funniest people I’ve met in my Triple D travels. The joint is legit, known to be the place to go by everybody and then some in Baltimore, and the crab cake is ridiculous."
Fieri says he flipped for Sofia Vasiliades' spanakopita, and the recipe is reprinted in the new book, which goes on sale Tuesday.
With the publisher's permission, we have that recipe here for you.Sofia’s Spanakopita
ADAPTED FROM A RECIPE, COURTESY OF SOFIA VASILIADES, SIP & BITE
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups finely chopped leeks (white part only)
2 cups finely chopped shallots or onions
Three 10-ounce bags fresh spinach, roughly chopped
2 cups chopped scallions (white and green parts)
2 1/2 cups cubed feta cheese
2 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated kefalotiri cheese (worth looking for, or substitute pecorino Romano)
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons ground black pepper