When Guinness opened its brewery in Baltimore in 2018, it was the first time the company had produced beers in the US in 64 years. As soon as you walk in, you realize that the place was designed to be a showcase. If you ever wondered what an industrial scale craft brewery would be like, look no further. This is it.
I love ice cream. I’ll go out of my way to have it. Or make excuses to go out and get some. But sometimes, I'll just see a place while driving by and I'll stop to get some. I've written about my favorite places to get ice cream in DC. Here is a collection of other ice cream parlors I've visited in the past couple of years.
If you can't get ice-cream straight from a cow, the next best thing is at a shop in the middle of farm country. That is the case for Norwood Ice Cream & Candy Company, located on the historic Main Street in downtown Sykesville, Maryland,. It has become my favorite place to get ice cream.
A relaxed bistro near the center of old town Kensington MD, serving food that is just superb.
Texas style barbecue is hard to get in the Washington DC metro area. While there are a couple of places, it's hard to find one my friends from Texas consider authentic. Enter 2 Fifty BBQ, in Riverdale, MD. They not only do Texas style BBQ, they do it well.
I love eating at diners. They are not only great places to get comfort food, but also a good way to experience a city's local culture. Over the years, I have been to many diners at many places throughout the US. Here are my favorites.
The year 2020 has not been good for restaurants. As a consequence of the pandemic, many long standing institutions have been forced to close. Here are some personal favorites that have closed and links to articles that provide tributes both to them and to others.
Maryland has many great Greek restaurants. Many can be found in Greektown in Baltimore. But you don't have to travel that far from DC to get some. Here are some of my favorites. They can be found in the cities of Silver Spring, College Park, and Beltsville MD.
Situated in a 1950s era gas station in the farmlands of Scaggsville, Md, Pepperjacks Subs serves the best sandwiches and milk shakes around.
Just outside of Washington DC in the farmlands of Northern Maryland there are some great breweries. With scenic views in an historic setting, Lone Oak Farms Brewing Company is one of them.