The January Washingtonian is on the newsstands, and two Howard County spots make the "100 Very Best Restaurants" list -- next-door neighbors Sushi Sono and Red Pearl.
Todd Kliman and other reviewers highlighted a bunch of dishes at Red Pearl that we have enjoyed and an entire list at Sushi Sono that are new to us. I need to try the horse mackerel next time. You can find both these places on the lake in Columbia. I can't find the link to the "Very Best" list yet, but this is Washingtonian's Web site.
Bonus view on Sushi Sono: Check out the review on the Thirty-Something Lindy blog.