Pollo Fuego in Jessup. This was a place I found through this site, and I am in love. The chicken is always moist and well seasoned. The spicy sauce is made of magic. On top of everything else, their plantains are just as good, if not better, than Fogo de Chao. You can feed a family of four for around $20, and probably still have left-overs. My only complaint is that the service wasn't all that friendly, but that almost seems to add to the character of the place.
Ledo's Pizza in Fulton, Clarksville, Columbia, etc. I grew up in Highland and therefore have some affinity for the pizza "made with the pie crust." My wife isn't the biggest fan, so I normally can only have Ledo's if she isn't home or has already had dinner. This is the only pizza I "crave" and I have a lot of T-ball memories associated with the place.
Lobster Grilled Cheese with Duck Fat Fries, Victoria's Gastropub in Columbia. I'm sure Victoria's gets enough play [as in two weeks ago here], and everyone knows how good it is, but the Lobster Grilled Cheese is my "can't skip" item on the menu. By that, I mean that when I go there, I am afraid to order something else for fear it will not be as good as the grilled cheese and therefore present an "opportunity cost" in this hard-to-be-seated restaurant. I eat in the bar area whenever I can, especially on Sunday mornings. It almost seems like that is where you are "supposed to" eat . . . especially when they are giving out free Peanut Butter and Jelly shots.Trolling on Tuesday is my attempt at a series where readers would share three things with other HowChow readers -- favorite restaurant dishes, food to buy, food experiences, etc. Click here for all the Trolling posts. Click here for the explanation and the rules. Anyone can submit.