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Ugh, I think I knew that but have such good memories of the place it's failed to sink in. Sorry about that, and thanks very much for the reminder.


I would highly recommend taking the 10 min drive to Hampden or Towson. The food in Hunt Valley/Cockeysville/Timonium is okay, but with a couple of exceptions (which get old pretty fast - I haven't noticed a lot of menu rotation), the restaurants are pretty generic. In Hampden (about two or three exits south on 83), I would recommend the wine bar (13.5%), Susie's soba (asian noodles of all makes and models), Golden West (vaguely southwestern), Holy Frijoles (tex mex), and Rocket to Venus (american with a bit of hipster flair). In Towson (I would suggest Sushi Hana and Purim Oak.

Golden West Cafe
1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD

Hampden Cafe
4800 Hampden Ln Ste 103, Bethesda, MD 20814

Holy Frijoles
908 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Sushi Hana
4 E Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, MD 21286

Upscale Chinese in Baltimore?

After searching the board, it looks to me like most recommendations for good Chinese restaurants suggest shifiting gears and finding somewhere else instead, but it seems like it's worth a shot so here goes.... I'm looking for a nice Chinese restaurant to take out a few colleagues -- preferably upscale, and somewhere in Baltimore although I would consider the suburbs as well. I'd be willing to consider some other cuisine, although Chinese was specifically requested, so something at least vaguely Asian would be great. Any thoughts? Thanks very much!

Charm City Cakes - how do they taste?

I agree with the others -- we got a cake from them for our wedding two years ago. It tasted mediocre at best (although you know going in the fondant isn't going to add anything). They also totally botched our design, which is really the only reason to bother with them. That said, if they do it right (if!) it will look fantastic. But really, betting that much money on an "if" that doesn't taste great isn't for me. Definitely wouldn't bother with them again.