Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bad News: You Live In Howard County!

HowChow has good news, bad news.

The good news is that Laura Vozzella posted a reader's compliment about Kloby's Smokehouse on Johns Hopkins Road.  The bad news is that she thinks it is bad news that the tasty barbeque is in Howard County.

Laura, Laura, Laura. . . The Dining at Large blog used to be a friend of the suburbs!  All your readers are welcome on Rte 29!  Come for the BBQ; stay for a giant yard, public schools, and parking lot cafes.

(Thanks to Brandon for the tip.  Notice in the post that the Laurel post office address does confuse the out-of-towners.  More proof that isn't Laurel.  Two words: Fulton annexation.)


Kevin said...

I'd put our parking lot cafes up against any other. HoCo has the world's best "dining by the asphalt" experience.

MaybeKathy said...

If this keeps up I'm *never* going to be able to get a table at Kloby's again! :-D

perrik said...

Poor Laurel, who thought it would be a good idea to pull it apart like a BBQ pork shoulder and toss the pieces into four different counties?

Darn it, I am really, really craving pulled pork right now.

Chrysalis said...

What's so bad about mentioning a good restaurant in Laurel? It's halfway between DC and Baltimore; a good stopping or meeting place when traveling between the two Metros. It's also home to Pasta Plus; better than *any* Italian restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy.

dzoey said...

I tried the beef ribs at Kloby's last weekend and they were really good, as were the fries. My daughter really enjoyed the tri-tip as well which had good flavor without overdosing on smoke.

The only downside was our waiter was really spacey.

It'd been a while since I was there, but I'll definitely be back soon.

Perhaps I should try Red Hot & Blue to see how it compares.

Eilene said...

Change it from Laurel to Fulton? Never. Kloby's is in Upper Scaggsville.

Anonymous said...

I was always told that the area by APL is really scaggsville, but JHU did some lobbying to gerrymander that area into Laurel, because they didn't want a Scaggsville address because they didn't like the way it sounded.

kam said...

I have to wonder how the Scaggs family feels about all this.