For the BC hounds, what are your favorite stops at the Newtown Farmer's Market? I'm developing a soft spot for:
- Akiko Sushi - Super sweet mom & pop shop, white and brown rice are both soft yet not overly fluffy, served at a touch above room temperature with a good touch of mirin but not too sweet. The brown rice is surprisingly very good, almost creamy in texture (they probably melt that sucker down). Fish assortment is very limited, but they get in good salmon, especially. The salmon set, salmon-avocado roll, and sashimi special are all fun.
- Madara's Seafood - Love the seafood platters here, especially blackened salmon with double veggies or grouper for something less oily and a touch sweeter. The wraps are a bit overly decadent with a lot of sauce, but the maryland crab soup (in a tomato base with a little bit of potato) is very tasty and sweet, and the shrimp and black bean soup comes with some sausage so covers the savory side of the spectrum.
- Zook's BBQ Barn - Very popular, very Amish. I have found the ribs to be melt-in-the-mouth juicy and caramelized perfectly. The plethora of veggies can be fun, and the whole rotisserie chicken are reasonably priced to feed the fam. Occasionally, they do pig roasts which attract a crowd
- King of Falafel - Catchy name, but I think most of their business is on the gyro side of the equation. I get a gyro with a whole wheat wrap and lite sauce for the healthy conscious side of things. They have a good selection of house-made Greek-styled salads, so you can have very diverse meals here. If you chat with the two owners, you'll find them eager to please and will happy to stock holloumi and other items