Pasadena/Glen Burnie Treats
I have been working in the Curtis Bay area outside of Pasadena for 4 years and am still looking for some more stable go to's for lunch. Some of the places that are in my rotation are:
1) Pit Stop Pub - surprisingly good fish and chips and fish sandwich. Crabcake is better than anne arundel seafood.
2) Tokyo Sushi - chicken liver teriaki, katsudon, and sushi.
4) Dar Kabob - newly opened. Kafta kabob was a treat.
5) Perchis - peruvian rotisserie
6) Miss Saigon - Pho (not great, but good)
Can't really find a good chinese food joint, or authentic mexican.
Looking for anything good.
60 Mountain Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
The Pit Stop Pub
8111 Ft Smallwood Rd Ste 202, Curtis Bay, MD 21226
103 Crain Hwy N Ste B, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
No authentic Mexican in Glen Burnie? Check out the recent thread about Taquerias in Glen Burnie. But my summary is that my favorites in the area is La Sirenita on Crain Hwy. It's a terrific place for authentic Mexican (tacos, soups, tortas) plus many other dishes. But even the items like burritos, which almost no one orders, are outstanding because of the quality ingredients that they use. Also on Crain Hwy is Cinco de Mayo, not the store next to La Sirenita, but a seperate place down the road that's a bakery and taqueria. It's pretty good, but I tend to like La Sirenita better. In addition, on B&A Blvd, there's a newish place called La Fondita, but I haven't been there yet. In Pasadena, I like the pizza and Italian food at Bella Napoli. In addition, Pastore's and the new Guiseppes are also pretty good for pizza/subs, etc. Good Chinese is harder to come by. I can't think of anything in Glen Burnie (although I'd be happy if others had suggestions); in Pasadena, Olive & Sesame and Szechuan Cafe are decent American-Chinese places, although I'm always put off by supposed Chinese places serving sushi, but this appears to be important in Pasadena. There's also a new carryout called Hunan One that I'd like to try (they have a somewhat interesting menu), but I haven't been there yet.
La Sirenita Restaurant
702 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Olive & Sesame
25 Magothy Beach Rd Ste 106, Pasadena, MD 21122
350 Mountain Rd Ste E, Pasadena, MD 21122
It compares quite favorably with Helmand. And is better I think because the food is fresher. I think because of the location it uses the chicken, etc for a reliable income, but their hearts and passion is with the Afghan food. I look forward to trying Maiwand Kabob and then comparing.
I live in the Curtis Bay area and have eaten at Dar Kabob twice now. I am in love with that place. First time I went, I had the gyro, which was great. Second time, I had the kafta and chicken kabob combination. That was amazing as well. I am glad to see this place in an area filled with pizza and crappy Chinese take out.
We headed to Dar Kabob this evening. We ordered a bunch of stuff: grape leaves, falafel, and a kafta kabob salad. Due to a mix up, we also ended up with a chicken shawarma. We're not in the general area, and ended up eating at the one little table in the place. With the exception of the fantastic kafta kabob, I didn't think there was anything worth making the drive for, however, I'd be delighted if this place were close by.
The owners are Egyptian and Somali. The Egyptian guy is the cook, however he used to cook at the Somali embassy. He also used to cook for the the king of Saudi Arabia, apparently. In any event, there used to be a Somali woman years and years ago at the JFX market selling her native food, and I remember it being wonderful. I asked if perhaps they would consider adding Somali food to the menu, but it seemed to be a bit of a hard sell.
Where I agree with you about most Qdoba's throughout the country that they are a chain restaurant. The one in Glen Burnie is truly special, all of the staff that work there are all Hispanic, they know what they are doing when it comes down to cooking great food, and last but not least in my opinion they do breakfast. It is to my knowledge the only Qdoba that does breakfast and on a burrito the put chorizo sausage in it, Holy crap some of the best breakfast burrito that I have ever had. It has almost made me late for work on several occasions.
Now onto good Chinese food I have to tell you that one of the best places I have had Chinese food at in a long time is a joint called B&A carryout. I general dislike Chinese food. I think that most places that you go to seem very fast-food like. But B&A is something special, they don't necessarily do anything amazing but everything that they do is good if not great (The General Tso's chichen is full of Garlic and other goodness)
Here is the link http://www.bacarryout.com/menu.html
3303 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
I'm not overly versed on what each area is called, etc., but some of these recs are coming close enough that I'm going to put Snyder's Willow Grove out there. Love this place. Let me know what year you think you're in after eating the meal and before going back outside.
Snyder's Willow Grove
841 N Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090