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Gibby's, Timonium

M-L. | Oct 15, 2003 11:32 PM

Before heading out of Timonium late Monday afternoon, I decided to have an early dinner before the challenge of the Beltway and the NJ Turnpike. Gibby's was on the way, so I stopped and happened on the "Happy Hour" special (no, not the $1 drinks -- driving, you know). A half pound of Cajun shrimp was $2.95 and wonderful! I thought it might be a gamble, but the price was worth the risk. It was cooked while I sat there, was perfectly done, fresh and tender. Yes, I overdid it. I seldom go to the Balto area. The follow-up was a terrific crab cake, about a cupful with no filler I could discern. Sides were a somewhat peculiar but delicious eggplant parmagiana and a light cucumber, tomato, onion salad.

Only one complaint. Why is the bread so BAD in so many restaurants outside metropolitan New York? This stuff looked like a baguette but had a sugary glaze, and the previous night's place served garlic dough. I've encountered the same thing elsewhere and don't get it, since at least respectable, if not great, bread can be found much farther afield now than used to be the case.

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