Howard Magazine's 2011 dining edition hit the stands this week, and you should check out the full package with a feature, the "best of" list, and some suggestions from some talkers.
The Howard Magazine lists are sort of an "anti-blog." I always stress that HowChow -- and especially my best restaurants list -- is just personal opinions, but the magazine folks collect votes from readers across the county. Their Best of Dining 2011 list runs dozens of of topics including takeout, margaritas, Chinese and wine lists.
To round it out, the magazine also asked for thoughts from me, their dining columnist Donna Ellis and Sun reviewer Richard Gorelick. Their suggestions are terrific. But you should definitely check out the entire package for the photos as well. The main feature describes six "giant" meals that you can order in Howard County. They highlight burgers, a burriro and a sandwich, but it was the double-decker "Smash Dog pizzas" at Pug Dog in Columbia that reminded me that I need to check out those (regular) pizzas.