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Mid-Atlantic

You can use this tag to discuss food in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. We also have tags for each of the individual states, as well as many of the cities within them, which you can browse here.

Everything You Never Knew About Old Bay Seasoning

If you grew up in a certain sliver of America near the Chesapeake Bay, Old Bay was a holy nectar. It was applied to chicken, shrimp, fish, and, of course, crabs. But the story behind this East Coast...

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BBQ in NoVA - Texas Jacks vs. Liberty

MikeR
by MikeR 1 year ago

I'm taking a friend to dinner who recently returned to this area after living in the San Francisco Bay area for 50 years. He knows Oakland BBQ and "Western" BBQ and I've had both with him out there...

Fat Tuesday

3MTA3
by 3MTA3 1 year ago

Any store that carries a descent andouille/tasso products for a Gumbo?

G&M Restaurant Crab Cakes

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by Roundwood 10 years ago

Whenever I need a "Crab Cake Fix", I stop at G&M Restaurant in Linthicum, Maryland. For the past two visits I noticed a significant change in the Crab Cakes. They seem to be using more filler now...

Arepas Pues in SIlver Spring

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by Steve 1 year ago

For a quick snack in Silver Spring. Arepas Pues can't be beat. They offer an arepa de choclo, made with sweet yellow corn that makes the arepa all golden and gooey, naturally sugary, and with a lo...

La Fia, Wilmington DE

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by sal_acid 4 years ago

I need to go there more. Had a really great meal last night. Grilled octopus, crab and shrimp croquettes, duck breast, hangar steak. Wonderful food.

Charleston, West Virginia

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by gothamlp 1 year ago

We are traveling through Charleston, West Virginia from Pittsburgh (and to Lexington, KY). It's been a few years since there have been any suggestions in the area. Can anyone suggest any great fo...

Lebanese Food Festival

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by sjbrown12 1 year ago

The wheels are turning; and the excitement can barely be contained as the proud parishioners’ of St. Anthony’s gear up for their 35th Annual Lebanese Food Festival this weekend May 17, 18, 19, 2019...

Short rib Plate

3MTA3
by 3MTA3 1 year ago

Looking to score a whole Beef Short Rib Plate, 3-4 bones, fresh. Have done the local inquires. Any luck with odd purchases in Maryland ?

The Furlough Cheesecake

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Buy cheesecake to help out the Federal worker owners during the shutdown. https://wjla.com/news/local/furloughed-sisters-cheesecake-business-government-shutdown?fbclid=IwAR1xRuTESPiHU_4ErckvVngH0f...

anyone remember a place in/near Elizabeth NJ called Helecki's (sp?)

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by pfarrell 13 years ago

When I was a kid in the early to mid 60's, I had an aunt who took me to a place called Helecki's (that's a pretty phonetic spelling). I remember having a ham sandwich on rye and a mug of rootbeer. ...

Chennai Express in Chantilly - Report

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by Steve 2 years ago

Four Chowhounds had an impressive meal at this tiny South Indian spot that is far too popular for its size. This area has become the Virginia epicenter for the South Indian community, and this pl...

Turkish simit in Northern Virginia

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by honia2002 1 year ago

Hi all, I had been buying simits from Cenan bakery in Vienna for years, they recently closed after 26 years. I bought the simits from Anatolian Bistro restaurant in Ashburn but the taste is not ...

Lunch spot I-95 between Brooklyn and Balti

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by jen kalb 2 years ago

We will be driving this route on Friday and I am hoping to have a reason to stop for lunch other than sheer hunger. We will need a sitdown place, not indian, maybe 1.5-2 hours out of NY, and not to...

Xian Gourmet in Rockville - Report

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by Steve 2 years ago

Seven Chowhounds got together for a very good meal at Xian Gourmet, sister restaurant to Panda Gourmet in Northeast DC. I do not know if there is any difference in the menu between the two restaura...

Volunteers Needed in Wilmington NC for Operation BBQ Relief

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Operation BBQ Relief has provided 200K hot meals in the Greater Wilmington area as first responders for Hurricane Florence disaster relief. The current plan is to continue through this weekend. Yes...

Re: Pappy's Pizza

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by ChrisInDELAWARE 14 years ago

Does anyone remember "Pappy's Pizza" on Concord Pike in North Wilmington, Delaware? I believe they shut down in the late 70's or early 80's. They had a unique taste - very delicious. I have not ...

Two wonderful spots in Richmond, VA...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Had the pleasure of returning to Richmond, VA. with family and friends. Our nephew Ryan, who is in the food & wine business down there, was a great tour guide. There is a burgeoning food scene in a...

Smithfield Foods closes the only smokehouse making genuine Smithfield ham

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" ... A Smithfield Foods spokeswoman said that the smokehouse had reached the end of its useful life and that the company has plenty of genuine Smithfield hams stockpiled to satisfy immediate deman...

Ocean City and Environs Recommendations?

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by Sal Gee 2 years ago

Our favorite go-to family restaurant, Ocean City Fish Market (previously Captains Galley II), has closed for good. Looking for a similar place (not to pick crabs) with similarly good food (crabcak...