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Jun 21, 2010 10:04 AM

Towson Recommendations?

I'll be on a 3-day business trip right in the middle of downtown Towson, and need to figure out how I'm going to spend my $61 per diem! Thanks for any help!

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  1. Not going to break that per diem, but saving at lunch could help you do better at dinner...

    Though it looks like a dive from the road (OK, it is!), this place has FANTASTIC Cheesesteaks. Seriously, my wife made me drive up from DC (TWICE!!!) while she was pregnant with our first child.

    Bubba's of Towson
    905 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204

    1. And then since you're staying in downtown Towson, you need to catch the lightrail down into Bmore.

      Search the MANY posts on crabcakes and Baltimore. THAT would be the best thing to have while in Towson. FYI - I went to Towson U a few years ago and lived off campus but I worked as a chef in Fells Point. Food and Towson are not really well connected... Good food options involve a car.

      I REALLY advise saving at bfast and lunch and going on the road for dinner. If you're not from the region, there a LOT of local highlights that I would recommend you explore. But again, not that close to Towson.

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      1. re: DCNative2008

        Note: There are no Light Rail stops in Towson. The nearest one is Lutherville, at least a mile or so from downtown Towson. (The two are connected by the No. 11 bus, which is about a 45-50-minute ride from Towson to downtown.) There is decent food in Towson, esp sushi, but the best food is definitely to the south.

      2. A lot of the restaurants have amazing lunch specials (great bang for the buck!). If you like sushi, a lunch special at Sushi Hana is a must! If you prefer Thai, try Thai One On.
        I also recently had a superb lunch at Cafe Troi, which is a locally-owned Italian restaurant. The interior is stunning, and the food was excellent.
        If you want something more informal, I also love Zia's. They have great sandwiches with the freshest ingredients, delicious coffee, and a juice/smoothie bar.

        Sushi Hana
        4 E Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, MD 21286

        1. Bahama Breeze at the Mall - it's a chain but the food is really good and they have great mojitos. I second Sushi Hana, and there is a little peruvian chicken place on York Rd at Washington called Pollo Amigo. Other than that, there is not much in Towson ( I work here, I bring my lunch EVERY DAY), so go to Baltimore City.

          Bahama Breeze
          100 E Joppa Rd, Towson, MD 21286

          Sushi Hana
          4 E Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, MD 21286

          1. Cafe Troia, 7 West would be your best bet if you have no car

            Cafe Troia
            31 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, MD 21204