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Upcoming 40th Birthday Dinner

dracisk | Jul 1, 2013 08:14 AM

My 40th birthday is coming up in August, and my fiance has asked me to give him a list of places I'd want to go for dinner. We live about equidistant from DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis, so I would be open to eating somewhere in any of those places and would also consider an overnight on the Eastern Shore or in VA.

My fiance is willing to eat outside of his comfort zone to a certain extent, but I wouldn't call him a foodie. (We ate at Expressway Pit Beef for his 40th birthday.) He would indulge me on my birthday, but I don't want to go somewhere where he'd be miserable. We recently ate at Mokomandy, which he liked though I was worried, and we've eaten at Woodberry Kitchen, which he also liked. I went to minibar and Rogue 24 with a girlfriend because those places are really not his thing.

Here's my list so far:

-Charlston -- I've heard a ton about it and have never been
-Wit and Wisdom
(I know Tio Pepe is another Baltimore heavy hitter, but for some reason I'm not feeling excited about Spanish food. I know Pabu is supposed to be really good, but same as Tio Pepe -- I'm not feeling that excited about Japanese food. We've been to the Prime Rib in DC a couple of times and really enjoyed it, but since I've already been a couple of times I'd rather do something else for my birthday.)

-Komi -- I went once several years ago (a year or two after they opened) and have been wanting to go back, this might be the outer limit of my fiance's comfort zone and I'm not sure it's really an option

-Trummer's on Main

Eastern Shore -- I could have sworn I read about a great place in Easton, but now I can't figure out where that might be. Is there anywhere on the Eastern Shore we should consider?

Does anyone have any thoughts or other ideas? Since it's my 40th birthday, I want to go somewhere with some specialness to it, but otherwise I'm pretty open (except for not being that excited about Spanish and Japanese food, I guess).

Thanks in advance!

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