Mark's Kitchen has been an iconic restaurant in Takoma Park Maryland for decades. At the end of January, the restaurant will close for good as the owner Mark Chao retires. Recently, a group of friends and I went there to enjoy one final meal there.
I was in Clarence New York meeting a relative for brunch. One of the places suggested was the Campfire Grill. I liked what I saw on their menu and decided to give it a try. This was a great decision, as their food is phenomenal!
I've driven passed it for many years but have never stopped there. This year, I happened to be passing by around dinner time so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did as I quickly found out that the Ranch House Restaurant is the best family style diner on Route 15!
While taking a class, I met a fellow foodie. He highly recommended a gourmet grilled cheese restaurant in downtown DC, just one block past the White House on Pennsylvania avenue. Skeptical, I tried it out. My friend was right, GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar is fantastic!
I was traveling for the holidays and found myself in Mansfield Pennsylvania around dinner time. Searching for a local restaurant, I found Yorkholo Brewing Company. It's a great pub. I love the beer selection and the colorful atmosphere.
After doing some Christmas caroling, my friends and I had lunch at French Pub together, a favorite restaurant of one of the group. French Pub is a sports bar in the suburbs of Buffalo that my friend has been going to since the 90s. When asked for a dish recommendation, he said everything on the menu. Based on my experience, he was not exaggerating.
On a recent trip, I had a stopover in London. Looking for a place to eat, I settled on Borough Market. At the market I found over a dozen places serving food, all looking fantastic.
Continuing my quest to visit all the farms on the Maryland Ice Cream Trail, I traveled north of Baltimore The trail is an initiative of the Maryland Department of Agriculture to promote local family owned and operated dairy farms. There are four farms on the trail in the northeast, serving homemade ice cream with the high quality that I expect from places on the trail.
The Maryland Ice Cream Trail is an initiative of the Maryland Department of Agriculture to promote family owned and operated dairy farms in Maryland. This includes farms on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I drove over 100 miles for ice cream. But it was worth it.
For years a friend has been raving about an Italian restaurant in Rockville MD, saying it has become his go to place for date nights with his wife. Recently, I was at a nearby Marriott attending a convention. Being just a few miles away gave me the opportunity to dine at Il Pizzico. It is every bit as good as my friend said.