Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Cheesecake Factory

201 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 234-3990

Ok I am not one to review chain restaurants unless something went way wrong or I was blown away. I ventured here with my husband last weekend and was pretty satisfied with the food and service.

I had the EVELYN'S FAVORITE PASTA - Penne Tossed with Broccoli, Oven-Dried Tomato, Roasted Eggplant, Peppers, Artichoke, Kalamata Olives, Basil, Garlic, Pine Nuts and Parmesan Cheese ( I suggest they had a bit more olives and artichokes). Overall, it was very good and the serving was huge ( couldn't even finish it at home in one more seating).

My Husband had the FARFALLE WITH CHICKEN AND ROASTED GARLIC -Bow-Tie Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Tomato, Pancetta, Peas and Carmelized Onions in a Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce (this one was also VERyY good and huge).

The bread they served to munch on before hand was warm and yummy. We tried to figure out what he darker bread was but had no luck (anybody know?).

For dessert we ordered 2 slices of FRESH BANANA CREAM CHEESECAKE -Banana Cream Cheesecake Topped with Bavarian Cream and Fresh Sliced Bananas. We ate one there and took the other one home and ate it the following day (still very yummy then also). For the price for a slice you get a large serving. If you aren't a big whip cream fan tell the waiter because they put a lot on the plate.

Our waiter was VERY busy but was also very attentive which I was very pleased with. Next time I head back I will try a sandwich- they sounded GREAT!

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kyodai Rotating Sushi Bar

1 W Pennsylvania Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

I headed out here this past Thursday night with some gal pals. I have walked by it a million times and finally got to go.

There are 2 ways to sit down and eat:
1) Sit at the bar that has the moving conveyor belt and grab plates as they pass you by
2) sit at a table and place an order or jump and grab whatever plate you want off the conveyor belt

When you arrive the staff is very welcoming and friendly. Plates are color-coded by price ranging from $2.25 to $5.50. The worst part about the belt is none of the plates are labeled. However, feel free to ask the person next to you or the staff. When your meal’s over, a server totals up the stack of plates sitting on the bar in front of you. They also have a menu you can also order from a that includes the typical teriyaki, udon noodles, sushi and sashimi plates, and tempura dishes. (we ordered from the menu instead of grabbing plates)

I started with a bowl of Kyodai’s miso soup ($1.50)- wasn't the best I have ever had but ti also wasnt the worst. It had the broth, seaweed and tofu. I then had a Philly Roll (3-4 pieces for $2.25) and the NY Roll- smoked salmon, asparagus, fish roe and avocado (8-10 pieces for around $8.00).

Overall it was good. It wasn't the best nor the worst- average and good prices!

PS- Parking is free (2 hours) in the Towson Commons garage (have your ticket validated)

Kyodai Rotating Sushi Bar in Towson

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