That's Peruvian chicken for the north county -- and just one of the great finds or bits of advice that people email me or leave in the comments. Again, I'm trying to capture a bunch here so that more people can share.
First, Jeff's thoughts on Lima's
I wanted to tell you about a new restaurant on Rt.175. The other day, my wife and I were coming back after conducting some business on Ft. Meade and happened across a Peruvian chicken place called Lima's. It's located in the old Friendly's place at 2641 Annapolis Rd.
We split a half chicken and had black beans and fried yucca on the side. I've been eating Peruvian style chicken for more than 20 years, so I can say with some authority that the chicken there was very good. The skin was nice and crispy and even the breast meat wasn't dried out. The beans would have benefited from more seasoning but weren't bad. I didn't try anything else on the menu, but I saw that they featured Peruvian specialties like ceviche and lomo saltado.On Thursday, Petit Louis in Columbia will host a free event for bloggers and blog readers as part of their kickoff of their outdoor space n the lakefront. Check out HoCo Blogs for the details and how to sign up. Wine tasting and snacks from 4-6 pm, what more could you want?
Well, you could want ramen. After my post last week, Anonymous reported that Nari Sushi in Columbia does a kimchi ramen, and Xani vouched for the ramen at Ichiban, which I had mentioned. I can't wait for the new ramen restaurant to open on Rte 40.
And there is more great ideas from HowChow readers:
- Has anyone else heard that a Moby Dick kabob joint may replace Royal Taj in Columbia when that Indian restaurant moves to the "restaurant park" area and a bigger space? Terry mentioned Moby Dick in a comment.
- While we're at it, does anyone have any updates on Nicki's Foster's Country Store? I had posted once, but I haven't heard if it opened.
- CrunchDaddy -- of CrunchDaddy popcorn fame -- talked up two dishes that he had a Grace Garden in Odenton. But Jim and Gabrielle had less-delicious visits to one of my favorite places.
- Zevonista, Adam, Chris and others gave a mix of reactions to RG's BBQ Cafe in Laurel. I'd gotten good chicken takeout, but other options go up and down.
- Dzoey and Rob recommended specifics at the Sysco store in Elkridge: pots, pans, and high-quality plastic cups and glasses that hold up int he dishwasher.
- Travis, Jeff and others have added spots that I need to try if I ever get my "Paper Towel Tour" rolling -- that's the tour of outdoor grill spots along U.S. 1. If you want meet indoors, SC touts the pork belly and the bulgogi at Honey Pig on Rte 40.
- Jenn, Kevlar and others added to my list of dishes for our next trip to Cuba de Ayer in Burtonsville. Now, I crave empanadas.
- Demetrios seconded my shout-out for bucatini -- although Anonymous told me that there is a Wegmans version as well.
- Dzoey reports that the new Maria's Bajas Cafe on U.S. 1 was more like home-cooking than like the special dishes that you can get at R&R Taqueria across the parking lot.
- SHZ, EGKate and others jumped into my second Korean 101 post and talked up the meals that they tried to Lighthouse Tofu on Rte. 40. Kate got the octopus!!
- Timothy recommended the pork with bean curd and other dishes at Noodles Corner in Columbia. He promised more suggestions once he has a chance to go back.
- ALPal3 is so right to crave more special sandwiches from Bon Fresco Sandwich Bakery in Columbia. The London broil has been a special for years. I'd love to try anything new that they want to ship up. I still think a Bon Fresco bahn mi would be spectacular.