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Jan 7, 2009 01:56 PM

Good food in Pasadena, MD area?

any suggestions?

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  1. I enjoyed the stuffed cabbage (golomki) at the Tall Oaks Restaurant, which, like the golomki, is frozen in a time warp. Below is the link to my review.

    I think there is a place nearby called the Cheshire Crab which I've heard good things about. I don't know if it still exists.

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    1. re: Steve

      Alas. Cheshire Crab is closed. It's to be replace by Props which will open in the Spring. It's a shame too. CC was quite good.

    2. If you're willing to head about 5 miles south on Route 2 into Severna Park, I highly recommend Cynthias. Search this board for some pretty positive reviews.

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      1. re: bordeauxfan

        Cynthia's is a top-drawer fine-dining bargain, not so easy to find in a shopping center at Ritchei Highway/Rt2 between MD648 and McKinsey Rd.

        1. re: chowsearch

          True, but if you find the Bill Batemans Bistro in Severna Park Plaza, you've gotten very close!

          552 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD

        2. re: bordeauxfan

          Sorry, but Cynthia's closed a while back.

        3. There was a discussion last year about Glen Burnie food for that thread, since many of the places recommended are in GB, Pasadena, and Severna Park.

          Cynthia's was definitely on there, as was Tokyo Sushi, Bangkok Oriental, Bella Napoli, and a few others I'm forgetting.

          1. Are you looking for any good food or something specific? I like the pizza and Italian food at Bella Napoli in the heart of Pasadena. In addition, Lista's is great for nicer Southwestern/Tex-Mex style food. Ice cream wise, Pasadena is well off with the Daily Scoop and Brewsters, two of the area's best. Beyond that, thing's get a little tougher. Olive and Sesame has decent American-style Chinese and Tokyo Sushi is a decent option for sushi as well. Fresh World International market has opened a Korean Cafe, but the last time I was there there was no English menu translation (no English characters even). Glen Burnie's not too far, and there are some good options there as well. Perchi's for Peruvian Chicken and La Sirinita and Cinco De Mayo Pandederia/Taqueria both for authentic Mexican. I also say a sign on Rt 2 that there is going to be a Puerto Rican restaurant coming in across from the Three Brothers.

            1. If you're in the mood for something downscale, but decidedly tasty, Ann's Dari-Creme (carved out of a corner of Marley Station Mall's footprint, as they declined to sell) does a good business in shakes, fries, footlongs and the like.

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              1. re: lawhound

                Years back when I had a weekend place in Pasadena, Ann's was fine dining.

                1. re: ciaohound

                  I said it was downscale . . . not that it wasn't fine dining!