Food Reviews

The Garden Grille and Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant Review

The Garden Grille and Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant Review

Restaurant Week was coming to an end in Calvert and one more restaurant needed to be done in the southern end of the county. So I called a few friends and asked them to dine with me at The Garden Grill and Bar in the Hilton Garden Inn at Dowell Road. Arriving at the...
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Fiesta Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

Fiesta Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

So as not to play favorites during Restaurant Week in Calvert, I chose another restaurant and this time it was in Prince Frederick. It advertises fine Latin American cuisine as opposed to a Mexican restaurant. So as I like Mexican Food and wasn’t sure what the difference was, I was going to find out....
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Anthony’s Bar and Grill Restaurant Review

Anthony’s Bar and Grill Restaurant Review

It is Restaurant Week in Calvert County, so I looked over the list of 30 some restaurants and picked Anthony’s Bar and Grill in Dunkirk, as I had never been there. Since it was listed as being on Route 4, I thought it would be easy to find. Not so! After traveling through a...
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Ye Olde Towne Café Restaurant Review

Ye Olde Towne Café Restaurant Review

A friend of mine asked me if I could meet at Ye Olde Towne Café Restaurant in Leonardtown for lunch. I had never heard of the place and was looking forward to a visit. It was located in the heart of old Leonardtown on Leonardtown Square. It was really quite large for a restaurant....
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Cali’s Restaurant Review

Cali’s Restaurant Review

Just like the old saying ‘hidden deep in the woods’ was a hidden gem, Cali’s Restaurant, located in an RV Park in Ridge. Taking a Sunday ride, it was an amazing journey to get there, especially in the rain and in unfamiliar territory. Apparently this was a restaurant for the RV Park once upon...
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Texas Ribs & BBQ with Twin Kiss Ice Cream Restaurant Review

Texas Ribs & BBQ with Twin Kiss Ice Cream Restaurant Review

On a rainy, snowy day, what better to do than go out for lunch. So off I went to Charles County to have barbecue. On Crain Highway there was a stand alone restaurant called Texas Ribs & BBQ and Twin Kiss Ice Cream. It seemed like an unusual combination, so why not give it...
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Striped Rock Restaurant Review

Striped Rock Restaurant Review

On a quiet fall evening, I took a drive to Solomons to meet with friends for dinner. Now that the summertime visitors have returned to their homes, the island is a much quieter place. The Striped Rock looked like a place to get dinner and parking was plentiful along the boardwalk. I remembered back...
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CD Café Restaurant Review

CD Café Restaurant Review

With summer coming to a close, I thought is would be nice to take a trip to Solomons Island and have lunch near the water. Some friends asked me to lunch at CD Café. I had never been to CD Café although I knew it was located in the old Woodburn’s food store along...
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Traders Seafood Steak & Ale Restaurant Review

Traders Seafood Steak & Ale Restaurant Review

Since the weather was very pleasant, I decided a day at Chesapeake Beach would be nice. I called a couple of friends to meet me for lunch at Traders, a restaurant I had heard about and somewhere I had not been before. From the parking lot, the facade was quite nice. There were benches...
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The Flying Pig Eatery Restaurant Review

The Flying Pig Eatery Restaurant Review

Thinking that a new barbecue place had opened in Calvert, I invited a few friends to come dine with me. I could not have been more wrong. The Flying Pig is not a barbecue restaurant! It is a regular eatery with a varied menu. It is located in the heart of St. Leonard with...
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Bobby Rucci’s Italian Deli & Doughboys Restaurant Review

Bobby Rucci’s Italian Deli & Doughboys Restaurant Review

On Friday, I took a drive to White Plains to meet to friends for lunch at a new restaurant that opened on April 8. Located off 301 in a strip shopping center, Bobby Rucci’s Famous Italian Deli & Doughboys Restaurant,where the outside definitely said Italian, as it was painted in the colors...
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The Foxy Fish Restaurant Review

The Foxy Fish Restaurant Review

It had been awhile since I went to lunch with friends, so I called up a few of them and made a date to go to a new restaurant that had opened recently. I immediately loved the name “The Foxy Fish” and hoped it would be a great seafood adventure. Its location was in...
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Lunch Box Café Restaurant Review

Lunch Box Café Restaurant Review

Again, in recognition of Calvert County’s Restaurant Week, I went to another place that I had never been and really didn’t know it existed, and had been open since 2009. I was very glad some new places were on the Restaurant Week list for me to try. I invited a family member to have lunch on...
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Happy’s Diner Restaurant Review

Happy’s Diner Restaurant Review

In honor of Restaurant Week in Calvert and having seen a list of participating restaurants for the event, I saw a place called Happy’s Diner and decided to invite someone to go to lunch with me. The name sounded intriguing. Located in the Town Square Shopping Center, it was fairly easy to find. Upon...
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Laurel Grove Station Restaurant Review

Laurel Grove Station Restaurant Review

A friend asked me to go to lunch one day and he suggested Laurel Grove Station in Mechanicsville. It had a very intriguing name and he told me that he had heard the food was good. I wanted to know a little about the unique name, so I went online to see what I...
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River’s Edge Restaurant Review

River’s Edge Restaurant Review

Looking for a new place to get lunch, we went to Benedict to try a restaurant located on the Patuxent River. It was such a nice day and seemed like a place on the water fit the bill. I had never been there before and I had heard that over the years, owners had...
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Food Reviews for 2012

Food Reviews for 2012

For the past year, sixteen food reviews were done. All of them were done on restaurants that were locally owned and operated. We covered the tri-county area and had some great food. We tried all types offered on the menus including desserts. If there was something that needed attention, we reported it. We even did...
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Linda’s Café Restaurant Review

Linda’s Café Restaurant Review

On a Friday, a friend talked me into going to Linda’s Cafe, a place I had not been before nor did I really know anything about it. When we arrived, I realized it was tucked away on a back street in Lexington Park. The front of the restaurant was very attractive, with a nice...
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Randy’s Ribs & Barbecue Food Review

Randy’s Ribs & Barbecue Food Review

One day, while on assignment, I decided to have lunch at Randy’s Ribs and Barbecue. First, it was close to where I was and it was lunchtime. I had eaten Randy’s food at several catered affairs but this was one on one, no special treatment. Pulling into the parking area, I noticed that it...
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Retriever’s Grille Restaurant Review

Retriever’s Grille Restaurant Review

On a very pretty day, I took a ride to St. Inigoes for lunch. A friend told me about a new restaurant that had opened in the old Monk’s Tavern. Since I had not been there when it was a bar, I really didn’t know what to expect. Pulling into the parking lot, it really didn’t...
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Bear Creek Open Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

Bear Creek Open Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

I was looking for a barbecue place to have lunch and read about Bear Creek and the fire that shut down the restaurant for a little while but came back stronger from the ashes. And so off I went to Callaway for lunch to see what the place had to offer. The restaurant had picnic tables...
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Abner’s Crab House Restaurant Review

Abner’s Crab House Restaurant Review

When summertime comes to Maryland, citizens and visitors want hard crabs. Everybody, who loves crabs, is talking about where to find the best place to buy or eat them. Some friends told me about Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach so I got a group together who love seafood. The place opened on Labor...
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New York Chinese Buffet Restaurant Review

New York Chinese Buffet Restaurant Review

 On a sultry Saturday afternoon, I invited friends to have lunch at the New York Chinese Buffet to avoid having to cook. It was very easy to find, as it was located in the Wildewood Shopping Center, tucked neatly in a corner. There was plenty of parking in the area. Approaching the restaurant, I...
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Isaac’s Restaurant and Pub Restaurant Review

Isaac’s Restaurant and Pub Restaurant Review

Located inside the Holiday Inn in Solomons, Maryland, I had wanted to try it as I had been to a number of functions in the various ball rooms along the halls but had never ordered off the menu. So I invited some friends to come along and try it. The first thing I noticed...
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Kevin’s Corner Kafé Restaurant Review

Kevin’s Corner Kafé Restaurant Review

My oral surgeon told me about a restaurant; hidden from the main drag, in Leonardtown and said I should try it if I liked seafood. I sure do love seafood so I got a friend one day and off we went to Kevin’s Corner Kafé. The outside of the establishment reminded one of a...
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