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We try to get out and try the local eatery options once in a while. When we do, we’ll post a little review.

 

La Paz Mexican – Fredrick, Md

Monday, December 12th, 2011

We checked out La Paz restaurant in Fredrick MD over the summer.  Great food, good flavors, nice views from the deck.

Day Tripping in NYC

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Took a trip to NYC this past weekend. Although shopping wasn’t hugely successful, I played around getting some candid shots of Megan pondering over winter coats. This one was by far the best shot.

We also had the most expensive dinner ever at Bobby Flay’s restaurant, Bar American. The steaks were incredible.

Here’s a cool panorama from a DIFFERENT NYC trip… it kinda fits in this post. Click for larger.

Rock Hall

Friday, August 5th, 2011

We spent one of the past weekends exploring the small eastern shore town of Rock Hall with my mom and dad.  The little harbor town really surprised us with it’s quaint homes and “bayshore” atmosphere.

During our route to Rock Hall, we stopped in “The Narrows”, along Rt 50 after the bay bridge.  The Narrows restaurant was a nice midway stop along the drive (maybe 1 hour from Baltimore).  We stopped there because I had heard about their Chesapeake Bay crab cakes.  They were excellent, as were the drinks and crab dip.

In Rock Hall, we stayed at the Black Duck Inn.  The owner (I forget her name), had a wealth of information about the area and pointed us to the Harbor Shack and Waterman’s Crab House for our meals.  Both places had delicious food, but the heat was quite unbearable.  While eating dinner at Waterman’s at 8pm, the temperatures were likely still above 95.  This wasn’t the restaurant’s fault, mind you.  The weekend we were there, BWI hit record temperatures.

For breakfast, we ate at the Black Duck Inn’s dockside cafe.

Dad and I also got a chance to ride along for a sail cruise into the bay with Blue Crab Charters (http://www.bluecrabcharters.com/).  Captain Mark was a blast, as we enjoyed chatting and shooting the “cannon” at the powerboats that got too close!

Don Pablos

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Ok, so this isn’t a hole in the wall restaurant, it’s not a secret gem… but you’ve gotta love Don Pablos.

We’ve begun to make it a Wednesday tradition for the fajita special.  Only 8.99 for a fajita plate.  Can’t pass it up.

Two thumps way way up for the fajitas.

Kislings – Baltimore’s Best Wings

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

My sister and her fiancee were visiting us this past weekend and we decided we needed to bring them to something that was characteristically “Baltimore”.  One of the first places to come to mind was our favorite wing place… Kislings.

Kislings is located in Canton, a stone’s throw from Fell’s Point and the harbor.

2100 Fleet Street
Canton, Maryland 21231

We’ve been to Kislings before, and we will keep coming back… the wings are incredible!  We generally get 30 to split among the two of us… sure it’s more than we need, but MAN it’s good!

Their website even boasts their incredible wings: http://www.baltimoresbestwings.com/

Five Guys

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

We were on our return from the local IKEA store (if you haven’t been to one, you should… beats any furniture store on cost and quantity).

Anyways, I decided we should hit one of my “local” favorites: Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  Of course the fries were excellent as always and the burgers were great.  They also make some of the best grilled hot dogs I’ve ever had, although noone seems to ever order them!

They go against the general ‘fast food’ grain, and deliver your fries in a plain styrofoam cup, wrap your burgers in plain aluminum foil, and use plain brown paper bags to hold your food.  For these reasons, Five Guys does an amazing job of making themselves feel like a small locally owned neighborhood burger joint.  As far as I knew, this was the case.

Once we got home, I was  curious where they were got their start.  Apparently they began in Arlington, VA in 1986 (the year of my birth – coincidence?).  They have since spread like wildfire and have 550 locations across the United States… of course, their epicenter will always be the central east coast area.

If you have one near you, check it out for one of the best burgers around.