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Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:59 AM

This weekend, we went up to Baltimore. While we were up there, we went to Little Italy (albeit for a pizza lunch which was disappointing, rather than loading up on a heavy pasta dish since we were taking my parents to McCormick and Schmick for dinner as their belated birthday present). Sunday, we got steamed blue crabs, which were far better than what we get in Virginia.

So what local foods do you all look forward to getting?
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:00 AM

Good topic!

Suggestions for downtown Chicago food would be appreciated here!
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

If anyone has plans to hit the Deep Creek Lake / Wisp Resort area of Western Maryland (my neck of the woods), I recommend the following:

  • Jearbryo's: incredible vegetable lasagna
  • Archie's BBQ: pulled pork to die for :wub:
  • Mountain State Brewing Co: excellent pizza

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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:54 AM

I can name 2 places I love going to:

1. Xtra pizza, they have a 40 inch pizza that is loaded with everything, I usually go with 10+ of my friends.
2. Parrot Cay, they have the best wings evar
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:56 AM

Good topic - however McCormick and Schmick is not local. They are a franchise.
http://www.mccormick...ocationmap.aspx

However - I would recommend when in Columbus checking out:

The Thurman Cafe: http://www.thethurmancafe.com/
Ohio Deli

Both were featured on Man vs Food.

Also Piada: http://www.mypiada.com/locations.aspx
This place is taking Ohio by storm. Highly recommended if you like Chipotle. Think the italian version.
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:10 AM

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Good topic - however McCormick and Schmick is not local. They are a franchise.

I know. We found them in DC, and unfortunately, they are a couple hours away from where I am. We were going to go up to DC on a Saturday for the day, then come back. My parents didn't want to spend that much time in the car in one day, though, so they suggested spending the night in Baltimore and getting crabs as well.
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:41 AM

May be something far from where you are, but I may point out:
Z pizza + Octopus in nice weather of Zanzibar-Forodhani

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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:14 PM

Ducuna & Saltfish ~ Welcome to the Caribbean.
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:19 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 20 June 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

We were going to go up to DC on a Saturday for the day


So... close... to... teh... nekkid... tiemz... :cry2:

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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:46 PM

I'm going to the Hun Cafe in Baltimore this coming weekend.
Thurmon's in Columbus is great, if you've got an afternoon to kill.
Locally I like Europe Gyro in both Kent & Akron. They have a sandwich called the guy on the couch.
Also I love me some hamburger station, it's similar to the in/out burger, I guess.
The Waterloo is an old time styled restaurant in Akron, with delicious home-style cooking!
In NYC I love stopping at a diner called "Mikes", it's Irish I believe, & we always stop there right off the subway when we arrive in Astoria.
Also had a Nathans dog at Stanton Island.
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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:27 PM

Dayton, Ohio:
Tik's Thai Express
Gyro Palace
White Castle (because WC needs to be on everybody's list for good food, local or franchise)
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:32 PM

I was down at OBX, NC for senior week and we all stopped and ate Jimmy's Seafood Buffet in Nagshead. All of the food there is delicious and not to mention all you can eat crab legs, and good ones at that.

As for where I actually live, York PA, there really isn't anything outstanding. Most people if they go on business related dinners or want to eat some where decent they would typically travel to Harrisburg or Baltimore. But there is an amazing smorgasbord over in Lancaster called Shady Maples. If your ever in the area hit it up, it is delicious.

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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:33 PM

I remember going to the Firehouse in Harrisburg when I was a few years younger. I've been to York as well; my great aunt lives there.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:36 PM

Yeah York has a lot of diversity when it comes to food but nothing outstanding. All we're good for is filling the county prison with drug trafficking from Pittsburgh, Philly, and Baltimore lol.

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Re: Great Local Food

Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:41 PM

When I lived in DC (NW quadrant)... there was a strip of townhouses that had been converted to a mall of sorts... right across the street from George Washington University campus... there was a record store... it was part of the mall, if I remember correctly (it's been a damned long time ago).

Anyway, in the basement of this mall, there was a little italian place - I don't remember the name of it.. I know they sold brick oven pizzas and the like - but they had this shrimp linguine dish with a lemon butter sauce that I still crave to this very day. I don't know if they're still there, but if they are, order the shrimp stuff...

then buy an extra order to go and bring it to me up here in podunk. :D

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