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FoiGras Nov 11, 2009 03:25 PM

Hubby and I dined at Patrick's Restaurant in Cockeysville over this past weekend. We didn't want to chance dining at a more "trendy, new, upscale" type of place. We don't dine out nearly half as much as we used to, so we are quite conservative in our selection. Besides, we made a stop at Wegman's and were in the general vicinity.

Well, we had a wonderful dining experience. We were promptly seated at a lovely white tablecloth table, adorned with a petite bouquet of mums. Our server was very professional, friendly and accommodating to our requests.

The food is very standard fare, but above the norm. The most delicious fried oysters, cole slaw and pasta salad. The Crab Imperial was fantastic. All in all, a scrumptious meal. No unusual surprises or gourmet cuisine. Just very satisfying food in more then adequate portions, exemplary service, delightful atmosphere. We can't wait to return. FoiGras

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    maddogg280 Nov 12, 2009 05:18 AM

    Glad to hear of your good experience. We'll give it a go ourselves sometime soon. FYI- Last night my hubby and I stopped for dinner at Razorback's in Towson. I had very low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised with the food. Hubby had rack of ribs, perfectly prepared accompanied by fries. I had salmon, cooked & seasoned just right, and steamed broccoli. Great stuff.

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      FoiGras Nov 12, 2009 06:21 AM

      We went to Razorback's last November! The ribs are quite succulent. Next time, try the Coffey Salad. It originated at the Pimlico Hotel many years ago. You can also get it at Chef Paolino's in Catonsville and a version (Eula's Salad) at Captain Harvey's in Owings Mills. It's similar to Little Italy's Chiapperelli's house salad.

      Also glad to hear that you had a positive dining experience. Am now trying to decide where to go for Thanksgiving dinner. Don't feel quite like cooking for just the two of us. Happy Holiday. FoiGras

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        maddogg280 Nov 13, 2009 04:58 AM

        FoiGras- Several years back, I enjoyed a delicious thanksgiving dinner at Charleston. Though, that might be more than you want to spend this holiday.
        Hubby and I have been roped into dinner at the Rusty Scupper this weekend. Once again, my expectations are VERY low. I'm sure the view will be nice, the food on the other hand...

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          FoiGras Nov 13, 2009 01:45 PM

          maddogg280--you may actually be somewhat pleasantly surprised by the food at the Rusty Scupper. My Hubby and I went the first Saturday in December of last year so that we would have a great view of the Christmas Boats on Parade.

          The salad with goat cheese and candied walnuts was delicious. I ordered several appetizers instead of an entree. I believe that I ordered several different preparations of oysters, i.e., Rockefeller, etc. They were plump and delicious. If I recall, my husband actually ordered a roasted chicken entree and was quite satisfied.

          We felt that the prices were a bit high, but the view and boat parade more then made up for that aspect, as well as the food and service which were up to par.

          Thanks for the recommendation for Thanksgiving. We have been considering Charleston, Prime Rib or Cafe Troia. I just need to find out if Charleston is offering its regular menu (Prime Rib and Cafe Troia are doing so, along with the holiday specific menu). I prefer to order a la carte from any of the three we are considering.

          Hope you enjoy your dinner at the Scupper. FoiGras

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