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Coal-Fired Pizza in Ellicott City open

We have had pizza here five times now. I grew up eating pizza in a liitle place in Riverside, NJ, called Rose's Tomato Pie. I never heard the term pizza until I went to college, but I grew up eating hand-tossed fresh dough with a fresh tomato sauce and excellent cheese. The crust was thinish, but not cracker crust. It was always a bit leathery and burnt here and there with some bubbles in the crust. Until recently the best I had had since was at John's in NYC (44th St between Broadway & 8th) which also cooked their pizzas in coal fired ovens. This is a close second. I prefer their classic sauce on their pizza margherita.

Some early reviews faulted service here. I think it has improved. The only shortcomings I note are that they could do a better job of cleaning (there are always spiderwebs in the windows) and on sunny days the sun pours through their large, unshielded windows with terrible glare and considerable heat. Blinds and little more supervision of the cleaners would go a long way to boost my rating to five stars. Nevertheless, I heartily recommend you try their pizza margherita.

Chicago Style Pizza near BWI airport?

I give it 3 1/2 to four stars. In our view the best pizza in the Columbia area, all hand thrown. They make a quite acceptable Sicilian deep dish pizza. This is a strip mall place run by real Italians and not fancy. They have pasta, some seafood, and salads, as well. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. No alcohol, but soccer is almost always on the big screen.

Trattoria Amore
4725 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Yehuda Matzos

Oh and great for a matzo brei!

May 16, 2009
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Yehuda Matzos

My son bought a multi-pack at a Whole Foods in Boston and gave us the remainder when we visited him shortly after Passover. My wife and I both love the flavor--as good as I've had!

May 16, 2009
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Cuba de Ayer

I've eaten there a few times recently--I especially loved their arroz con pollo and my wife loves their tres leches cake.

Downtown Baltimore Monday, August 21st

For a little more "exotic" meal try the Helmand at 806 North Charles for the best Afghan food imaginable. You might consider Tio Pepe for more mainstream tastes at 10 E Franklin. Or make reservations and enjoy the Brass Elephant (good bar, too, in the Tusk Lounge).

Brass Elephant
924 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Tio Pepe Restaurante
10 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201