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.
Maryland Ice Cream Trail – Northeast MD
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.
Maryland Ice Cream Trail – Eastern Shore
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.
Il Pizzico – Ristorante Italiano
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.
Skipjack’s Crab House
On a recent Friday evening I was in Baltimore for an event, but it got canceled because of a thunderstorm. Needing someplace to eat, I started searching. Eventually I found Skipjack's Restaurant and Sport's Bar in northern Baltimore. They have the best crab cakes I've ever had.
One of my favorite restaurants, Mandalay Restaurant had closed during COVID. But this past week, it reopened for business. For now, they just have take out. Except for Aug 13-14, when there were special lunch and dinner buffets. I went to the very first seating.
Miyako Japanese Steak & Seafood
I was in Frederick Maryland running errands and I needed to eat lunch. I happened across a first class Sushi restaurant: Miyako Japanese Steak & Seafood.
French Twist Cafe
Several years ago I was in Sykesville MD, eating at one of my favorite ice cream parlors, when a local recommended a crepe restaurant around the corner. Recently I was in the area when it was open. So of course I had to try them out. It was a great recommendation, as the French Twist Cafe is a delight!
Fenton Cafe Coffee and Crepes
In the downtown area of Silver Spring Maryland, Fenton Cafe has been serving fantastic crepes for over a decade. I don't get there often enough, but when I do the food is always fantastic.
El Sapo – Cuban Social Club
Last summer while driving in Silver Spring MD I noticed a new restaurant that was absolutely hopping. I made a mental note to try it out. When I did, I found a very welcoming restaurant with terrific atmosphere and great food.