Sunday, May 27, 2007

Shannon's Saloon

9338 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 461-4588

I went here this last week with some fellow teachers for dinner. The place was warm and friendly with good service and nice decor. We started with the crab dip and the nachos (which had a nice bite tot them). 2 of us had the Chicken Chesapeake. It was a bit different than I was used to. The sauce was good but after eating for a bit it seemed to loose it flavor and the chicken it self was tough (we both agreed to that). THe shrimp salad sandwich looked good and so did the flank steak. Some ordered this chocolate cake dessert that was HUGE and looked very gooey. I didn't try it because I dont eat chocolate very often. I did notice that have specials on Monday-Thursday and on Sunday.

I would have to give it another chance before i say I wouldn't go back again.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Corner Stable

Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone: (410) 666-8722

I have read about this place on a few restaurant sites I check out and read. It got 1st place for Best Barbecue Food 2006 on and 3rd for Barbecue 2007 on AOL Digital City.

I think both awards are well deserved. The ribs are one of the best I have ever had. The meat fell right off the bone as I tried to pick them up to eat. The sauce was sweet with a bit of tang.

We had the Stable Onion Bloomer $5.99- Whole flowering onion with special stable sauce. I had the Baby Back Ribs &Stable Fries Plate $16.99- These meaty, mouth-watering Baby Back Ribs fall off the bone. Served with our regular sauce or spicy Texas style (I had the regular sauce). The Hubby had Barbeque Chicken & Ribs $18.99- One large breast (the biggest we have seen) & half-rack of ribs. Their fries are GREAT!

I can't wait to go back and eat them again!!!

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231 S High St
Baltimore, MD
Phone: (410) 528-1096

"Very" Casual Eatery
I went here this last week with a Gal Pal. I tried to called for a 6:30 reservation but they couldn't do it but they could do a 7:00 at this was a Tuesday night!

This place is smaller than I expected but was perfect atmosphere. The service was quick here. Place was decorated in framed movie posters. Once we ordered I swear our food was on our table in less than 1o minutes... maybe close to 5 minutes.

I tried the Rigatoni Scotto 12.99- Rigatoni pasta tossed with Prosciutto ham, green peas, and diced plum tomatoes, sauteed in a creamy, parmesan Alfredo sauce. It was very good. My only complaint was that there may have been a few too many peas in it and the peas were a bit harder then I liked. However, overall it was VERY yummy. My Gal Pal had the Tortellini 13.99- With Peas And Prosciutto Ham
Cheese-filled tortellini sauteed with prosciutto ham and green peas in a creamy Alfredo sauce.

Overall I was very impressed and can't wait to go back.

If you can't find a street spot, steer into one of the two nearby garages and park for a nominal fee (evening rate around $3).

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Mt. Washington Tavern

5700 Newbury St
Baltimore, MD 21209

I have heard a lot about this place and went and met a friend for brunch on Mother's Day. I loved the look of the place and the atmosphere- mainly the main dining room where the roof opens up. However I wasn't very impressed with the food.

I got the Eggs Norfolk- Poached eggs with Smithfield ham and jumbo lumpcrab on an English muffin, topped with hollandias. The eggs could have been cooked more, the crab was very cold and the english muffin wasn't very good.

I am not sure if the the food wasn't its best because of the holiday and busyness. I guess I need to head back on a normal night and try it out.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Thai One On/San Sushi Too

10-11 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Towson, MD 21204-5001
(410) 825-0907

My Hubby an I went out with another couple last night and after seeing a movie at the Towson Commons we ahead across the street to this place where it is 2 restaurants in 1.

The prices are reasonable, around $5 for a maki roll, and the service is good. You have to try a Thai Iced Tea (Thia tea topped with coconut milk- stir and enjoy!!!) First we started with some sushi and it was very well prepared. I ordered the Japanese Bagel (smoked salmon and cream cheese)- we also got the Philadelphia roll (smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese) and the volcano roll (Shrimp, crab stick, cucmber, avocado, and the almighty volcano sauce). My hubby got the Thom Yum Kai (a combination of chicken and fresh mushrooms served in lemongrass soup, is simultaneously sweet and tart).

I can't recall the name of two of the dishes that we ordered ( I think one of them was the #3 on the Thai main menu). One was a 2 pepper and the other was 3 pepper. I had the Pad Thai which was the best I had ever had!

Our waiter was busy but was good. My friend asked if they could change the chicken to duck and he said he would try- it work. They dont stamp for parking- however when he asked he said he would try- he ran across the street to another restaurant and got them to stamp for us.

I will be going back again!!

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Conrad's Crabs & Seafood Market

1720 E. Joppa Road
Parkville, MD 21234

My Hubby and I read about this place in an issue of the Baltimore Sun. So today we finally thought we would check it out. It has fresh fish and a full raw bar daily,
lunch and dinner entrees, and live and steamed crabs.

We both got the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (single) for $12.50 (it came with a choice of 2 side items). We also tried the Crab-N-Corn Chowder (a bit spicy- a pint $6.50

I was very impressed and will be returning (I also found out my old neighbor works there)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Strapazza of White Marsh Incorporated

Strapazza of White Marsh Incorporated
8145 Honeygo Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 931-3177

I haven't been here in years. We went to an 8:00 movie and when we came out it was still open so we thought we would head in. It started off well with good service. My hubby got a house salad to start off with and the house dressing- which was VERy good. However, once dinner came it went down hill. I got Chicken Piccata. The first bite was wonderful but each bite after it got worse. The first bite was full of flavor but not to long into it there was NO taste and was VERY bland. THe chicken wasn't pounded out very well and had no breading. I was very disappointed. My Hubby got Chicken Valdostana. I didn't try it but he said it was ok and wasn't very impressed. Then on top of that our waitress never came back to refill our drinks or check in. She was to busy cleaning so they could leave at 11:00 when it closed (we got there at 10:10 with plenty of time). We spent more time watching for boxes (not sure why we wanted them) and the check. So finally about 10:50 another waitress came with our check and said ours was cleaning. Overall, the decor was nice but the rest was poor. i don't think we will go back.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Glory Days Grill

I went out for a bite to eat tonight with the Hubby and we headed over to the Glory Days Grill in Towson- we have been their a million times. THey just redid their menu and added a bunch of new items. I just had to tell about what I had... The Vermonter. It was sooo yummy! It was Artisan-baked raisin bread brushed with apple butter and topped with honey-cured ham, fresh apple and melted sharp cheddar cheese and is served with sweet potato fries. This sandwich was GREAT! i was a little nervous about it but my first bite I was hooked! It is so unique and delicious!!!

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