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Home Plate in Bowie

WG | Mar 21, 2005 08:19 AM

Visited my mom in Bowie this weekend and we decided to have breakfast at Home Plate (6926 Laurel Bowie Rd). The location previously housed a nondescript pizzeria and a sandwich shop, so I was expecting something similar. What we found was some pretty decent soul food. A half dozen or so tables, a bar with beer on tap, and whitewashed walls interspersed with bricabrac. The owner came out and took our orders; really nice guy. I ordered the smothered pork chops, mom had eggs and sausage, everything comes with grits. The chops were very good, tender, and the gravy was nice and peppery but not greasy. The grits seemd a little, well, gritty; like they'd been in the pot a little too long. The menu had the usual soul food standards (collards, pigs feet, barbecued ribs, fried chicken) along with a few southern items (shrimp and grits), and even liver and onions (something I miss since Scholls Cafeteria closed). Most dishes come with two sides, bread, and were in the $6-12 range. I don't know if I'd pay $16 for a plate of chitlins tho. Will definitely give it a try next time I'm in town. Maybe not worth the detour, but if you're in Bowie and don't feel like chain food, I'd recommend giving them a try. It's about a 10 minute drive north from the Bowie Shopping Mall at 197 and 450.

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