I'll be moving from Washington DC to Sparks MD (just north of Baltimore) in a few months. I'm panicking. Please make me feel better. I'll be living up the street from the Wegman's on York Road. And I know of the cool little coffee shop called The Filling Station.
Let me put some things in perspective for you- Frankly, I think Fazzini's on Cranbrook Rd actually sucks. I know people think it's great, but the red sauce is horrible and the bread is ridiculously bad. Everything else is just 'eh.
I know the The Milton (yawn) Inn. I've had a couple drinks at the bar and some appetizers. I had fun because of the company. It is what it is. Pretty standard. Pretty old school. Some decently done things but a place I'd expect to run into my great aunt or my grandfather or be forced into some cheesy wedding shower situation.
Serpico works for me as far as regular old, take out pizza night. I'm not bowled over but it works.
Vito's in Cockeysville is offensive to me. Overpriced. Not that good. Also had a server who was so snide and condescending and impatient and obnoxious that it was actually comical in that setting. It feels like a glorified diner in there to me trying to be "high end."
Bagel Works is cool and the lunch counter at the Dutch Market makes great omelets.
I've had a couple decent Thai experiences in Towson/Baltimore? I don't remember exactly where and their names and same for Indian in those areas as well.
Please. I'm looking for places that will be in the Hunt Valley/Sparks area first and then I know there will be more/better choices in Towson, Baltimore, Fell's Point which I can just search the board for unless you have some burning hot point to make about something in those areas you think I should know about right out of the gate.
I love Mezza in Fell's Point and Stuggy's is cool. I'm happy to see Patango there also and the other small plates place next to Patango was also good. (not great, but good. I like Mezza better so far.) The newly reopened Laughing Oyster or whatever it's called right next to Jimmy's is supposed to be good. I ate a few bar things they were passing out for free one night that were tasty.
I read about Springfield Farms today on line and like the idea of buying some meats/poultry from them occasionally as a treat instead of just going to Wegman's all the time and would like to know if you have opinions on Farmer's Markets that are very close to Hunty Valley.
So please help a city girl out and don't let me panic.
13501 Falls Rd Ste 1, Cockeysville, MD 21030