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bagels + lox?

Goldberg's Baltimore was the original, ripped off in suburban MD by his former assistant. The Baltimore guy was unable to afford legally protecting the name, which was derived from the NJ-based bagel dough company they both use. Baltimore guy has a new branch in Cockeysville north of Baltimore, more modern, less hectic, both the tastiest lox&bagel in 100 miles.

Oct 19, 2012
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Looking for a wedding cake that tastes amazing.

Had an excellent strawberry buttercream fancy sheet cake from Patisserie Poupon in Baltimore last week. There may be a similarly-named but unrelated one in DC.

Jul 26, 2012
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Kitchen Nightmares/HON Episode [split from Home Cooking]

The night for Ramsey was invited public just for the show so all could sign releases. The big question is..how is it now? Here's the show for those who missed it Friday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01KOm...

Feb 26, 2012
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Kitchen Nightmares/HON Episode [split from Home Cooking]

She trademarked it as an art usage like in a logo on cups so it wasn't on the actual word. But then she enforced as if the mark was on the word itself.

Feb 26, 2012
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Dim Sum in Baltimore - Does it exist?

They're around but not nearly as good as Asian Court. Avoid Zhongsan.

Feb 22, 2012
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Dim Sum

They always have a couple desserts that may sell out--look for pineapple bun and take a couple home for later. They don't have pineapple, but sort of look like one of you squint right. First time you see it, order a pair and hold on to them for carryout. The shrimp items don't travel, by the way.

Jan 31, 2012
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Dim Sum

I meant avoid the fried stuff...it looks good but you're full fast. Special trays are sometimes brought by that are not on carts, and these tend to be fresher/hotter/better/pricier specials and are a good bet. The cart people are not your server, that's a separate person who takes your drink order or requests for special items, sauces, non-dimsum regular menu items.

Jan 31, 2012
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Dim Sum

By the plate--carts laden with choices cruise by, you choose, they write on your table slip what you had. Don't load up too fast, the idea is to sit a long time and chat over tea with family. Avoid the fired stuff to save room. And report your results during the current zagat voting period. If the place is good, 11:30 is too late. 11 is the time.

Jan 31, 2012
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Annapolis Restaurant for Shower

Paul's Homewood Cafe on West St.

Jan 30, 2012
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ISO DELICIOUS GALAKTOBOUREKO

In Baltimore's Greektown, the other Zorba's and Samos have good ones. And our Greek church festivals are a very good source.

Jan 27, 2012
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Dim Sum

Busboys intentionally walking into people forced to stand in their way, for one thing. Manager acting as if ten cups of espresso were installed. Food no better than other places, on par with Good Fortune and New Fortune and Hollywood East. Waits much longer.

Jan 26, 2012
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Dim Sum

Oriental East is staffed by rude people who clearly don't want you there. That makes me think the kitchen staff has the same mindset.

Jan 26, 2012
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Need Current Info re: Best Crabcake

Couple years ago, a server lit that fireplace and the owner came in and shrieked at top charming volume n front of diners I TOLD YOU NEVER TO LIGHT THAT and I immediately left. Are they lighting it now?

Jan 10, 2012
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best crab cake baltimore

Does such a grading exist?

Jan 10, 2012
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Need Current Info re: Best Crabcake

Noplace distinguishes between backfin and jumbo lump as they've gotten confused by marketers, the issue is canned, pasteurized and imported (which is bland but pretty since the process takes out the fat where the taste is), versus fresh. Fresh might be from TX or LA, but it tastes better. For that, you need to go to Faidley's in Lexington Market, which is an urban adventure/challenge, and probably fancy restaurants in the county near Timonium may have the real thing, Milton Inn and the supersnotty Oregon Grille. these are both sort of pseudo-horsey, like riding crop decor. Then there is a class of very nice crabcakes at affordable places that are usually the imported crab but still tasty and popular, like Pappas and Peppermill. Peppermill is an old-age favorite, not exciting, but comforting in an office building just south of Timonium on York Rd. at 695 and might be your best bet. The crowds and parking at Michael's right by the fairground are not worth the hassle as their crabcake is apparently not chowworthy. A strange and mystical north-county family-style farm experience, Friendly Farm, has a good one, but it is a big time commitment.

Jan 10, 2012
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Need Current Info re: Best Crabcake

Or Crackers, Discoverer Of Grace Garden.

Jan 10, 2012
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Maryland Style Fried Chicken???

Peppermill was a godsend when my mom was not able to walk and we could roll right in from the covered car entrance, and the food was surprisingly good, like lambchops on par with Zorba's, cream of crab with a flagon of brandy and a very nice crab cake. I don't remember the chicken as any different than regular though.

Jan 10, 2012
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BMore hound down in Arlington -- tell me where to go!

mgienow, XO Taste will knock your socks off coming from Bmore where all we have is Szechuan, Szechuan House and memories of White Rice Inn.

Jan 10, 2012
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Most unique menu in Baltimore-area?

Corner BYOB

Jan 10, 2012
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Need Current Info re: Best Crabcake

Another truth about Chowhound is long-time posters develop a track record, like Steve regarding DC ethnic spots. I had been wondering why Michael's York Rd. was always crowded, thinking maybe their food got better since a boring crabcake awhile ago, but reports from posters I think have a handle on it save me a trip, and maybe we can save the OP a trip.

Jan 09, 2012
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Maryland Style Fried Chicken???

It primarily exists outside of Maryland, puzzling us locals, though there are broiled chicken fundraising pits on the way to the beach. We, like the DC area, do have a couple of Peruvian-style "pollo a la brasa" rotisserie places, notably Chicken Rico on Eastern Ave. but not near Timonium. There's good Chinese in Timonium at Szechuan House, but it's kind of a suburban generic area. There's a crab place, Ocean Pride, but it's off-season and not the top of the crab heap. The Wegman's in Hunt Valley north of Timonium has various chicken forms including breaded fried chicken to eat there, and some crabcakes that haven't been discussed much.

Jan 09, 2012
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Need Current Info re: Best Crabcake

Koco's admits to using imported. "Huge" usually makes me suspicious.

Jan 08, 2012
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Need Current Info re: Best Crabcake

To clarify, the one on York Rd., not the Michael's on Eastern Ave?

Jan 08, 2012
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iggies pizza

You are not alone

Jan 06, 2012
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best crab cake baltimore

Wonder if some brave hound will try the $25 allegedly domestic crabmeat sauteed in butter Gorelick mentioned at Phillips.

Jan 04, 2012
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best crab cake baltimore

There has been talk at the state level. But it's complicated--what do you do about LA/TX live blue crabs packed at MD plants?

Jan 03, 2012
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Best hot chocolate in Baltimore?

Stone Mill Bakery at Greenspring Station

Jan 02, 2012
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best crab cake baltimore

It's so complicated, and we're so touchy here about this. Edgewater's CC isn't bad and the place is cute, but when asked, like G&M and aPappas, they admit it's imported. Gertrude's owner/chef admitted about three years ago in print they switched to pasteurized because the museum clientele thought the real tasted "fishy". At least they're up front about it, but sheesh, the guy is passing himself off as a Bay chef. And now Phillips has finally been embarrassed into using local in some dishes according to Gorelick. I've not heard it from them but would be surprised if Hella's uses local.

Jan 02, 2012
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Salmon burgers?

Correcting the previous, Wegman's has two not-frozen housemade salmon burgers, one is slider-sized, both are good.

Dec 23, 2011
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Where's a place for one last good meal near BWI?

It's fake in that it's a different variety of crab from Indonesia, the Blue Simmer. The history is G&M ran as a touted choice in a long-ago WashedPost column called "Crummy But Good" and meant as a weekend destination for DC'ers. Crabcakewise, in the DC area, as Jerry's of Lanham demonstrates daily, big is good. Big and golden buttery brown is better. Cooked imitation mayo and pasteurized tasteless but pretty crabmeat deceptively sold as "MARYLAND style BLUE swimmer CRABMEAT" as Phillips aggressively does passes for those who have never had the real thing. DC/VA license plates still populate the G&M lot. When G&M got sold a couple years ago, new owners started to publicly admit they use imported "at times". If the public asks them to buy local for taste, maybe they will. If they can do that well with fake, maybe they'll be great with real.

Dec 23, 2011
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