|NFL jerseys outside Looney's|
But where can you get food as good as the game?
Options vary. The first thought must be bars that feature craft beers and good food. But then, there is a tension between great food and great viewing. I'm partial to the burgers and other dishes at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, but there are way more screens -- and still some good eating -- at places like Looney's in Fulton, T-Bonz in Ellicott City or the River Hill Sports Grille in Clarksville.
Anyone recommend specific dishes at those places? Or recommend them for the scene? Driving past Looney's on Sunday, the crowd was still sparse outside, but there were people wearing at least five different NFL jerseys.
If I read the tweets correctly, the Baltimore Beer Guy watched some of Sunday at Frisco Tap House in Columbia. That's another spot with serious beers and a kitchen that wants to do something unusual. The BBG loves Frisco's burritos -- along with the corn-dusted chicken sandwich and the barbecue chicken tacos.
But other folks are getting into the action. Ranazul is a tapas restaurant across Maple Lawn Boulevard from Looney's, and they advertised half-priced burgers yesterday after 2:30 pm. The bar has a large screen. They invited folks to walk and eat upscale.
There is an even-larger screen at Bon Chon in Ellicott City. The new Korean fried chicken spot projects onto an entire wall, and they were at least talking about creating a scene for Ravens games. Again, I say start with the wings. But the other chicken is delicious too, and you can supplement with Korean food and enough beer to keep the cheering loud.
Where do you watch? What the scene? What food do you recommend? Anywhere that people wouldn't expect like Ranazul?