Meatballs and Polenta at Tomato Palace in Columbia. The star of this dish is the soft parmesan polenta. Buttery and cheesy, it goes wonderfully with the homemade meatballs. The tomato sauce and sprinkle of parmesan have to be included in every bit to get the full experience. The fresh baked garlic knots, house salad, and chicken rigatoni are all incredible. Who doesn't love the Tomato Palace that grew up in Howard County?
Tortilla Soup at El Azteca in Clarksville. Chicken and vegetables in a flavorful broth topped with fresh avocado and crispy tortilla strips. Can't forget the sprinkle of melted cheese. I sometimes think about driving out to Clarksville just to get this soup.
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzel Slims. An embarrassing portion of my paycheck goes to Trader Joe's in Columbia every month. I sometimes wish I had never discovered these dark chocolate pretzel slims. They have the salty/sweet combination that is extremely addicting. You can find them in the most overwhelming aisle of the store with the frozen items and sweet treats.