Non-chain food in Towson?
Any suggestions for a breakfast, lunch or dinner? We're visiting Goucher College over two weekdays. Adventurous eaters, and enjoy good beers.
Havana Road Cafe, numerous sushi houses, Cafe Troia. The Melting pot is also great, but a chain. Enjoy Goucher!
I think that Case Mia's on Washington has one of the best crab cakes I've ever tasted...seriously!
Towson Hot Bagels has very good bagels. I enjoy Spice and Dice on Joppa Rd for Thai food. They have good, inexpensive lunch specials. Sushi Hana is my favorite for sushi. Pho Dat Thanh has decent, but not amazing, Vietnamese.
Atwater's has great soups, salads, and sandwiches. They have two nearby locations, one on Kenilworth Rd in Towson, and one at Belvedere Square just within the city limits. Both are great, but I like to take visitors to Belvedere because it's a fun place with various food stalls, whereas the one on Kenilworth is just a cafe. Neopol is another good place to eat at Belvedere.
Drinks wise, also at Belvedere Square is Grand Cru wine bar. They only have a few drafts, but they are usually all excellent. Another place that's not far from Towson is Racers Cafe, on Harford Rd at Taylor. It's a dive bar with a fairly good draft selection, and their prices can't be beat.