A few months ago, I celebrated parking lot cafes where you get dinner and a view of your car, but I overlooked Strapazza -- an Italian place in the same shopping center as Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro. I ran to Jesse Wong's because Mrs. HowChow has been under the gun all week at the hospital. As I was driving away, I swore that I was hearing live jazz music.
And I was. Strapazza has live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights -- at least this weekend 6:30 to 9 pm. Three guys playing at the corner of the shopping center. They were serenading Stapazza's outdoor tables. They were also playing for Subway, the wing joint and anyone else who wandered by. They sounded great to me.
NEAR: In the shopping center just off Rte 108 between Howard High School and Rte 29. Very convenient from Rte 100. There is a Giant on Centre Park Drive, but Strapazza is down the row from Jesse Wong's in the stores right up against Rte 108.