Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Trolling: Three Ways To Squeeze Summer - Pub Dog's Patio, Bon Fresco's Sandwiches And Peaches

Sarah is back with a second Trolling post.  She blogs at Sarah Says, and she is already feeling wistful for the possibilities that summer brings as August starts winding down and back-to-school sales are in full swing.  So her theme is favorite summer food experiences, and the three that you should do today:
Drinking beer at Pub Dog's outdoor patio.  Most of their beers are very easy to drink on a nice summer afternoon when the bar is still pretty quiet.  No table service outside means you have to go back to the bar to get more, but that makes it easy to know when you've had enough.  I'm partial to the Peach and White beer, and my husband likes the Amber Dog. 
Cold sandwiches at Bon Fresco in Columbia.  HowChow has sung the praises of Bon Fresco and we have listened.  It's not a time for super-heavy food, so a half sandwich (my preference is the Venice, while my husband favors the turkey) with a little cup of lentil salad at Bon Fresco is a perfect summer dinner when you don't want to cook.  Take it out to nearby Lake Elkhorn for a lovely little picnic with none of the work.
Peaches.  You can get them at Larriland Farm in Woodbine, Gorman Produce Farm in Laurel, or one of the great Howard County farmers markets, but if there is one food that epitomizes summer to me, it's peaches.  You can cook them if you want (grilled in foil packets with a little brown sugar served over vanilla ice cream is amazing), but for a no-hassle healthy snack or dessert, just eat one.  Or three.

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.


Kay Wisniewski said...

Does anyone want to weigh in as to which farm stand has the best peaches? My all-time fave is Unger's Farm at the East Columbia Library market on Thursdays. The only problem is that they always have the longest line, and on a 90-degree day, it's an ordeal!

Marcia said...

From the farmer's market, I have to agree with you that Unger's are tastiest. Locally, I like Baughers, off Montgomery Rd in Ellicott City.