BEST RESTAURANTS
Our Guide to Baltimore's Cuisine Landscape       •       2014
#14 The Helmand
#14 The Helmand
Mount Vernon

It’s hard to remember when kaddo borwani, dwopiaza and aushak weren’t household names in Baltimore dining.

It’s been more than 25 years now that Qayum Karzai’s genteel Mount Vernon restaurant has been treating Baltimoreans to exquisite and savory Afghan cuisine like, as if you didn’t know, sauteed baby pumpkin, marinated lamb tenderloin and leek-filled ravioli filled topped with ground beef and mint.