a guy and a bee
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where to eat
I don’t know about y’all but it feels like lately we have been eating out more than usual and it is usually the same old haunts every time. This is probably a result of my back injury and my wife being out of town on a semi regular basis for the last few months. It is also partially my fault because I mainly eat American and Italian foods and it’s easy to stick with what you know. I am not a fan of beans or rice really and try to stay away from spicy foods so it eliminates alot of options.
So to try to help spice things up, I am looking for something different than my regular haunts. Any suggestions out there? Preferably in Howard County, but anywhere in the close proximity would be fine. If you follow my blog on its somewhat regular basis, you will know that I am certainly a fan of pizza!
So, I’m not 100% sure where you’ve been already.. but off the top of my head you could try Noodles Corner (or Mongolian Grill, right nearby, which is a great deal), Maiwand Kabob, Hickory Ridge Grill, Bon Fresco, Chick’n’Friends or Lily’s or Roma’s (takeout).
Thanks Mo! I didn’t mention where we do eat and probably should have. We do regularly go to Trattoria E Pizzeria, 3 Brothers, Serafino’s, Mamma Lucia’s and a couple others. Bon Fresco we enjoy too (probably going tonight actually) and Roma’s has a good cheesesteak! Will have to check out the others you mentioned. There is always a place tucked into the village centers so it’s hard to remember they are all there.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. First, four ideas with just pizza, grilled meats, and stuff that could be right out of American and Italian places.
1) Maiwand Kabob for a kabob of grilled meat, the pumpkin appetizer, and the mantwo. Great bread, great meat and vegetables. None of that would be spicy.
2) Gateway Pizza in Elkridge for pizza and the Nepalese momos.
3) The pizza — including the seafood pizza with clams — at Facci on Johns Hopkins Road.
4) Barbecue and wings at Kloby’s on Johns Hopkins Road. The wings and ribs are smoked. High in flavor, although they’re not “fall of the bone” soft like some people like them. My absolute favorites.
But there are safe places to try some cool stuff:
4) Shin Chon Garden in Ellicott City. Order dolset bi bim bop and an order of bulgogi. You’ll get a bowl of rice, vegetables and meat that you mix together. You add as much or little of the spicy sauce as you want. You’ll get a plate of grilled meat that you turn into lettuce wraps by putting meat, rice and sauce inside pieces of lettuce. You also get a bunch of plates of “panchan” — little dishes that you can sample.
6) Sambusas and a combination plate of stews at Soretti’s Ethiopian in Burtonsville. Tell them that you want mild, not spicy. You’ll get small fried appetizers like a samosa. You’ll get a plate of spongy bread with a bunch of stews on top. You rip up another piece of bread and use it to pick up the stew. Very cool, and you could go mild and vegetarian if you want to be exotic, but totally safe.
how chow – thanks for the comments and ideas. will check them out. sorry it took so long to get back to you. for some reason your comment when into the spam folder and am just now seeing it since i usually blog from my phone and not my computer! will let you know when i try them!