Since moving to Maryland from Northern Virgina I have had two problems:
1). Finding good restaurants, and
2). Find a good beer store.
Jennifer and I are slowly trying out some of the lesser known restaurants and mostly avoid the chain places. Back in NoVA we had found a bunch of places we really, really liked. I guess this sort of this just takes time. So far we’ve found one place we absolutely love, Victoria’s Gastro Pub, and we’re looking for some more. I enjoyed Coal Fire Pizza which is new in Ellicott City/Columbia, but Jennifer has yet to try it as we don’t eat much pizza. Also, from the BaltimoreBeerGuy’s site (discussed below) I found a Howard County food blogger, so I’m totally going to start reading that as well.
On the beer front, I have been very unsuccessful. Everyone says go to Cooridor, but I was largely disappointed. A buddy said to check out a place in Clarksville, but I found it the same as every other liquor store. However, I have a hot lead… And while searching for the address to this lead, I came across a fellow beer fan’s site which I really enjoyed… and he also thought it a good place. So I’m off to check it out and maybe get a few decent beers I’ve never tried before.
Wish me luck!