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Second Bon Chon Chicken Coming to Arundel Mill

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A new Bon Chon is coming to Arundel Mills with the Korean fried chicken fun that you already get at their Ellicott City location.

Josiah stopped the “coming soon” sign in a stand-alone building across from the Arundel Mills mall.  Neither of us knows the timeline, so I’d love to hear if anyone knows when the fryers go hot at this location.

Until then, check out all my posts about Bon Chon. 

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Second Bon Chon Chicken Coming to Arundel Mill

Source: HowChow

A new Bon Chon is coming to Arundel Mills with the Korean fried chicken fun that you already get at their Ellicott City location.

Josiah stopped the “coming soon” sign in a stand-alone building across from the Arundel Mills mall.  Neither of us knows the timeline, so I’d love to hear if anyone knows when the fryers go hot at this location.

Until then, check out all my posts about Bon Chon. 

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Is Chiptole Coming To Maple Lawn? Plus, New Mexican, New BGR, Closed Peruvian, Closed Thai

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Anthony’s New York Pizza & Pasta

The talk about Maple Lawn is that Chipotle is going into the new construction going in near the Harris Teeter.  It’s been that way for months now.  People who know real estate explaining why the space and location look right.  Other folks saying that the new facade looks like a Chipotle.

I nod when they say that.

But I honestly don’t know how to spot a

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Uma Uma Soft Open Brings Ramen To Rte 40 — And Maybe The Best Little Bite I’ve Eaten All Year

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Tomato tonkatsu ramen

Uma Uma has brought the ramen shop to Ellicott City, and you should check out noodle soups and more at the friendly, casual restaurant.

Ramen — like barbecue — can lead to food blog warfare among experts about styles and execution.  So I’ll leave that to other people and report just my observations.

First, the soup tastes delicious.  Lil’ Chow and I lunched twice in

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Uma Uma Soft Open Brings Ramen To Rte 40 — And Maybe The Best Little Bite I’ve Eaten All Year

Source: HowChow

Tomato tonkatsu ramen

Uma Uma has brought the ramen shop to Ellicott City, and you should check out noodle soups and more at the friendly, casual restaurant.

Ramen — like barbecue — can lead to food blog warfare among experts about styles and execution.  So I’ll leave that to other people and report just my observations.

First, the soup tastes delicious.  Lil’ Chow and I lunched twice in

Read full article >>

Mai Dragon Brings A New Dim Sum Option Right Across The Line In Hanover

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Dim sum at Mai Dragon in Hanover

New dim sum has come to the area and gotten a rave from friend of the blog Min.

Mai Dragon runs a pan-Asian menu in Hanover, and their website suggests that they do dim sum every day from lunchtime until 5 pm.  They roll trolleys through the restaurant on weekends and make it to-order during the week.

As far as I know, Asian Court in Ellicott City is the

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Mai Dragon Brings A New Dim Sum Option Right Across The Line In Hanover

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Dim sum at Mai Dragon in Hanover

New dim sum has come to the area and gotten a rave from friend of the blog Min.

Mai Dragon runs a pan-Asian menu in Hanover, and their website suggests that they do dim sum every day from lunchtime until 5 pm.  They roll trolleys through the restaurant on weekends and make it to-order during the week.

As far as I know, Asian Court in Ellicott City is the

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Surprise: I Went For Chicken Tenders And Went Back For Frisco Tap House’s Ancho Glaze Wings

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Ancho glaze wings at Frisco Tap House

Frisco Tap House has been many things in my decade in Howard County — a Southwestern restaurant, a beer bar, a brewery.

Somehow, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my current favorite wings in Howard County when I stopped there for lunch.

Lil’ Chow won’t nap at home.  We’ve developed a pattern for weekends or other days without daycare.  We have

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Surprise: I Went For Chicken Tenders And Went Back For Frisco Tap House’s Ancho Glaze Wings

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Ancho glaze wings at Frisco Tap House

Frisco Tap House has been many things in my decade in Howard County — a Southwestern restaurant, a beer bar, a brewery.

Somehow, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my current favorite wings in Howard County when I stopped there for lunch.

Lil’ Chow won’t nap at home.  We’ve developed a pattern for weekends or other days without daycare.  We have

Read full article >>

Surprise: I Went For Chicken Tenders And Went Back For Frisco Tap House’s Ancho Glaze Wings

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Ancho glaze wings at Frisco Tap House

Frisco Tap House has been many things in my decade in Howard County — a Southwestern restaurant, a beer bar, a brewery.

Somehow, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my current favorite wings in Howard County when I stopped there for lunch.

Lil’ Chow won’t nap at home.  We’ve developed a pattern for weekends or other days without daycare.  We have

Read full article >>

Surprise: I Went For Chicken Tenders And Went Back For Frisco Tap House’s Ancho Glaze Wings

Source: HowChow

Ancho glaze wings at Frisco Tap House

Frisco Tap House has been many things in my decade in Howard County — a Southwestern restaurant, a beer bar, a brewery.

Somehow, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my current favorite wings in Howard County when I stopped there for lunch.

Lil’ Chow won’t nap at home.  We’ve developed a pattern for weekends or other days without daycare.  We have

Read full article >>

No Liquor At Wegmans? The Liquor License Request Seems To Have Been Withdrawn

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No Wegmans liquor for now, but here comes barbecue

For now, there isn’t an active plan to open a liquor store at the Wegmans in Columbia, according to a Baltimore Sun article that came out while I was on hiatus.

In August, I had flagged the liquor license application filed by The Loft Wine & Spirits.  In November, Amanda Yeager reported that the application was withdrawn because of a zoning

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Surprise: My Favorite Ramen Slurps At A Farm-To-Table Restaurant (For Now)

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Ramen at White Oak Tavern

I stumbled on my favorite local ramen at a “guys night out” at White Oak Tavern.

White Oak is a casual bar and grill trying to push seasonal dishes and farm-to-table ideas on Rte 40 in Ellicott City.  It’s working a middle ground with aspirations for high-end meals, but a casual feel a little less expensive that a meal in DC or Baltimore.

Coming soon to Rte 40

It

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Surprise: My Favorite Ramen Slurps At A Farm-To-Table Restaurant (For Now)

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Ramen at White Oak Tavern

I stumbled on my favorite local ramen at a “guys night out” at White Oak Tavern.

White Oak is a casual bar and grill trying to push seasonal dishes and farm-to-table ideas on Rte 40 in Ellicott City.  It’s working a middle ground with aspirations for high-end meals, but a casual feel a little less expensive that a meal in DC or Baltimore.

Coming soon to Rte 40

It

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Where Can I Get Local Beer In Cans? (Asks The Guy Who Can’t Peruse Liquor Stores Anymore)

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Cheers with a toddler

I will admit that was my two-year-old calling out “I want to go to the liquor store” on Main Street at lunchtime last Sunday.

I had promised Lil’ Chow pizza.  I said we needed to stop at the liquor store before we circled back to River House Pizza Company, so he kept shouting “I want to go to the liquor store” as we waited for the Wine Bin to open.

Unfortunately, the

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Where Can I Get Local Beer In Cans? (Asks The Guy Who Can’t Peruse Liquor Stores Anymore)

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Cheers with a toddler

I will admit that was my two-year-old calling out “I want to go to the liquor store” on Main Street at lunchtime last Sunday.

I had promised Lil’ Chow pizza.  I said we needed to stop at the liquor store before we circled back to River House Pizza Company, so he kept shouting “I want to go to the liquor store” as we waited for the Wine Bin to open.

Unfortunately, the

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Where Can I Get Local Beer In Cans? (Asks The Guy Who Can’t Peruse Liquor Stores Anymore)

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Cheers with a toddler

I will admit that was my two-year-old calling out “I want to go to the liquor store” on Main Street at lunchtime last Sunday.

I had promised Lil’ Chow pizza.  I said we needed to stop at the liquor store before we circled back to River House Pizza Company, so he kept shouting “I want to go to the liquor store” as we waited for the Wine Bin to open.

Unfortunately, the

Read full article >>

Where Can I Get Local Beer In Cans? (Asks The Guy Who Can’t Peruse Liquor Stores Anymore)

Source: HowChow

Cheers with a toddler

I will admit that was my two-year-old calling out “I want to go to the liquor store” on Main Street at lunchtime last Sunday.

I had promised Lil’ Chow pizza.  I said we needed to stop at the liquor store before we circled back to River House Pizza Company, so he kept shouting “I want to go to the liquor store” as we waited for the Wine Bin to open.

Unfortunately, the

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Surprise: For The Best Ice Cream, Hit Up A Garden Center For A Scoop (And Paddle)

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You can feast on Scoop & Paddle ice cream in Clarksville

If food blogs exist for anything, it is to bang hard on a very local drum.  So let me say again that the best ice cream in Howard County is served at garden center in Clarksville.

If that surprises you, then you should check out Scoop & Paddle, which has set up weekend hours inside the River Hill Garden Center on Rte 108.  This is the

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Surprise: My Favorite Pizza May Be Outdoors, And It’s Leaving This Weekend (Until Spring)

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River House Pizza Company “namaste” toppings with a kid-friendly section

I’m trying to restart my blogging with a bunch of surprises that I’ve had while HowChow was quiet.

Like — my favorite pizza may be served outside.

It’s the River House Pizza Company that runs an mobile wood-fired oven off Main Street in Ellicott City.  This is part of the Tonge Row shops anchored by the Little French

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Surprise: My Favorite Pizza May Be Outdoors, And It’s Leaving This Weekend (Until Spring)

Source: HowChow

River House Pizza Company “namaste” toppings with a kid-friendly section

I’m trying to restart my blogging with a bunch of surprises that I’ve had while HowChow was quiet.

Like — my favorite pizza may be served outside.

It’s the River House Pizza Company that runs an mobile wood-fired oven off Main Street in Ellicott City.  This is part of the Tonge Row shops anchored by the Little French

Read full article >>

Sometimes, You Get Distracted, And You Need Tacos And Pizza And Ice Cream To Shake You Out

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Sometimes, you get distracted, and you need tacos, pizza and ice cream shake you out of it.

It’s been a nice fall, but life kept me away even from the fun stuff like HowChow.  It’s like Lil’ Chow ignoring the Bon Chon fried chicken because he was mesmerized by the television.  Football that he clearly can’t understand.

But then people plied me with enough great food that I needed to come back

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Sometimes, You Get Distracted, And You Need Tacos And Pizza And Ice Cream To Shake You Out

Source: HowChow

Sometimes, you get distracted, and you need tacos, pizza and ice cream shake you out of it.

It’s been a nice fall, but life kept me away even from the fun stuff like HowChow.  It’s like Lil’ Chow ignoring the Bon Chon fried chicken because he was mesmerized by the television.  Football that he clearly can’t understand.

But then people plied me with enough great food that I needed to come back

Read full article >>

The Jolly Pig Will Make You Happy, Reports Jeff As We Motor On With His Food Truck Series

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Tacos from The Jolly Pig truck

Tacos seem to be the heart-and-soul of the current food truck revival — traditional, Korean, exotic, almost any variety of meats that you can put inside a tortilla.

Jeff Givens of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters continues his guest series posting about food trucks that hit up Howard County, including the National Business
Park when he was working there. 

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The Jolly Pig Will Make You Happy, Reports Jeff As We Motor On With His Food Truck Series

Source: HowChow

Tacos from The Jolly Pig truck

Tacos seem to be the heart-and-soul of the current food truck revival — traditional, Korean, exotic, almost any variety of meats that you can put inside a tortilla.

Jeff Givens of Southern Skies Coffee Roasters continues his guest series posting about food trucks that hit up Howard County, including the National Business
Park when he was working there. 

Read full article >>