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Advice re Napa area 2 day itinerary (2 dinners, 2 lunches)

I went to Oenotri last year. It was suggested on here by Hounds. I thought it was a great meal. I went to Don Giovanni, too. It is great. I would not suggest hitting both in the same trip. Unless, you love pasta and pizza. Don Giovanni is a beautiful spot. The food was great, too. The gardens bloom in the summer. It is spectacular. Oenotri is nice and modern, but kind of spartan.

Local Pie, from former Iggies owners, opens in Towson

I went last night. local pie did not disappoint. I thought the crust was really good. Not quite as crispy and crackery? The white pizza and smashed meatball both were great. I only saw Lisa. I don't think Peter was in.

Cinghale or Pazo

I prefer Pazo, but I think the space is better at Cinghale.

Local Pie, from former Iggies owners, opens in Towson

I think I am getting this for dinner tonight. Has anyone been?

Easy Lentil Soup

This worked great for me. Thanks for posting.

Nov 30, 2014
2000man in Recipes

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

Ha. Me,too. We are the Borg.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

Hmm. I might have to try Silk Road this weekend. Villagio Cafe (Towson, on York Road) is worth a try. They have good Persian food.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

I like Hunan Taste. Good call. It is pretty far from where I live. I like Grace Garden, too. My wife doesn't love it as much.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

Baltimore is great. The "ethnic" food here is not as good as D.C. There are really great places to eat here, but it is a totally different scene and city.

Lunch rec between BWI and Baltimore

Tell me more about R & R. Nevermind...

Lunch before Wicked with 12-year old girls

I went to Wicked today. We stopped at Alice's on 73rd beforehand. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks for the suggestion from six years ago.

Nov 30, 2013
2000man in Manhattan

Getting to Grace Garden via bike

That is good advice. I don't think those streets are very bike friendly.

The Source - Wolfgang Puck - Recent thoughts?

I went there in July. It was good and event worthy. I really liked everything I ordered, but it didn't blow me away. I think it is kind of pricey.

1st time to baltimore

Do a search of old threads here. Also, there is a thread at the top of this page with many recs.

Must hit spots - Baltimore

How can you mention beer and omit Brewer's Art? Eat at the bar in the basement. It is near the Helmand? FWIW, Helmand is owned by the Karzai family (pres.of Afganistan). I like Iggie's for pizza. I love Peter's Inn.

Dark star, do you have recs for Toronto and Montreal for me? I am headed north this month for a day or two.


Thanks for the review. I am going there in the near future. Sounds great.

Good Homemade Carry Out Soup Baltimore

Soups on?

Lutherville breakfast/lunch recs

I agree with most of your takes Noah. However, I prefer Greg's Bagels to THB. I went to THB on Monday. It was good, but I still like Greg's. Greg's salmon selection is great (try the Canadian Candy).

I will have to try Fazzinis.

Eloping in DC


Lutherville breakfast/lunch recs

If you love your grandmother, drive her to Iggies. Pasta Mista and Italian Gardens are in Towson. Both are good options. The latter is in a mall and has plenty of seating. Jake's pit beef is amazing. You could carry out from there. I would drive to Baltimore for your Breakfast. It is not that far out of your way. The beltway is always backed up.

Times Square area with Kids, well mannered girls, 8 and 11

I hit Ellen's Stardust Diner and Pizzarte today. Both were really great. I had a great time at Ellen's and good meat at Pizzarte. I had the margherita pizza and the eggplant lasagna. Thanks for the recs. I also stopped at Bouchon and had a brownie.

Nov 23, 2012
2000man in Manhattan

Seeking inexpensive caterer in Baltimore

+1 for the Knish Shop

Nov 14, 2012
2000man in Kosher

Land of Kush - Vegan Soul Food Baltimore


I thought my comment made it clear that I had read your profile. I love the Monkey Bar. FWIW, I am not the basis for the Stones's song I took my handle from.

Peace and Love,

Baltimore novice looking for a restaurant

If you go to Fells Point, get Pitango gelato.

Midtown BRUNCH

I went to the Breslin for brunch a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Thanks. It was a little over 15, but it was very good. I liked the vibe and view of the kitchen we had from our booth. Thanks for the suggestion.

Aug 21, 2012
2000man in Manhattan

Romantic dinner for 2 in Downtown DC

Thanks Elyssa and Katecm. My wife and I had a nice dinner at Urbana. Ironically, we stayed at the Hotel Palomar a couple of years ago and shunned the restaurant. I thought the cocktails were great. Our food was very good. Nice rec. Thanks.

Romantic dinner for 2 in Downtown DC

Bump. I would like to hit up someplace with great food that is romantic and hip, but not stuffy for restaurant week. My wife is a vegetarian (who eats some fish). I was thinking Rasika. Maybe zaytinya?

Link to restaurant week:

Pit Beef near Timonium/Lutherville?

Thanks everyone for suggesting Jakes. I have hit him up twice in the last two months and was impressed with the ribs and the beef both times. He even invited me to his customer appreciation day on my second visit.

Best Feta Baltimore

Agreed on Prima. My greek friends swear by it.

Good Maryland tomatoes..

Great thread. Totally agree on mater samwiches. They are the best. I am going to make my own mayo this year to go with mine. FWIW, my wife's garden is several weeks from producing tomatoes.