Mega Update! There have been a ton of new restaurant news. Instead of splitting these up into multiple posts, I’m just gonna get it all out there at once. Spoiler alert: A LOT of bubble tea places.
I step away for just a few months and look what’s happened. I see peoples’ faces aren’t masked up anymore. The weather is on a roller coaster ride from 50 degrees to 90 degrees. A plague of bugs have taken over our land. But cicadas aren’t the only thing that’s arrived. New restaurants are popping up again and it didn’t have to take 17 years for that to happen.
With summer just around the corner and COVID numbers decreasing to record lows, I think it’s time to start getting back out there. Be on the look out for restaurant review posts, as get back to dining in. As for all the upcoming news, take a look at the full post below.
Wow, may I claim that winter is finally over? We’ve had amazing weather this week and I don’t know about you, but it definitely feels like pre-covid times. This Sunday, daylight savings time occurs so we get a little bit more sunshine later in the day.
Have you gotten your vaccine yet? Although I’ve heard that it’s tough to get an appointment. Hopefully things will be ramping up soon with a 3rd vaccine coming into supply.
Here are the latest openings on places we’ve blogged before about: Clove and Cardamom.
Happy 2021 everyone! We’re finally rolling out some vaccines. Please go to pre-register here and see if you qualify for early vaccination.
Other great news is that the 10pm curfew for restaurants will be lifted on Feb 1.
We here at the Nom Nom household can’t wait for tomorrow… the much anticipated first accumulating snow of the season. It’s been awhile since we’ve had some significant snowfall. For Once, the snow isn’t the only reason for us to be trapped at home.
As this year comes to a close, we just want to reflect on how crazy of a year this was. There have been plenty of highs and lows but our Howard County community has been resilient. Please continue to support our local restaurants by carrying out. Continue to stay strong, be safe, and soon things will get back to “normal”. Happy Holidays everyone! We’ll see you in the new year.
Here are the latest openings on places we’ve blogged before about: Royal Farms.
Been a crazy month, not just for the Nom Nom family, but for our nation. Did you have a good Halloween? Little Nom took part in our social distancing trick or treat that our little neighborhood did. Thanks to our lovely neighbors giving out a full Toblerone, Little Nom was ecstatic.
Hopefully you all did your civic duty and went out to vote. Thankfully election season is over and we can get back to focusing on other things. Congratulations to all the people who ran this season for positions in our district. It is great to see how much people care about improving Howard County.
COVID-19 cases are rising again. Governor Hogan is announcing restaurants go back down to 50% capacity. I do fear that we’re just at the beginning of what will be the worst we’ve seen of the virus. The good news is that a potential vaccine is doing better than predicted. Stay safe out there and protect one another.
The mall has been making some changes. Many stores are hurting during this time period. Two new fast food restaurants have been announced. One of them has returned from breaking my heart, when it left in the 90s. We also are very sad to announce an old gas station favorite of ours has closed up shop.
Howdy Folks, today’s update mainly consists of closures. What a downer right? Before we get into it, I just want to mention a few places that have opened now: Starbucks in Clarksville, Mikey & Mel’s in Fulton and Kyoto Matcha in Ellicott City. Now let’s just get this over with, just like ripping off a band-aid.
Summer is ending. We got thru this together. This season was especially hard with COVID-19 throwing everyone’s vacation plans out the door. The silver lining is that the governor has now begun Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Recovery plan. Today’s posts contains some updates happening on Snowden River Parkway, a new bubble tea place, and an event on the fairgrounds.
Have you ever asked, where can I get the best tacos? It’s a legit request. If wherever you are, the answer is Taco Bell, then you don’t know what you’re missing. So where’s the best place to get tacos in Howard County? I have the place for you in today’s post. And they are mouth watering.
How can you not love the mall food court? There would always be that stand that would have a tray full of chicken and the workers would pander free samples on toothpicks. At our mall, there’s at least 4 stands that do that. One of those stands is always a Hibachi fast food. People love that chicken. Well it’s no surprise, a Hibachi fast food chain is making it’s way into Howard County. That and some closing updates in today’s updates.
Plant based burgers? The jury is still out for me. My only experience is an Impossible Burger from SeaWorld. I blame the experience itself more than the meal for the lackluster impression. We were huddled under cover from a downpour while Little Nom was shooing away the hungry Ibis. I was more focused on keeping Little Nom from waging a turf war with the native flock than I was eating. But I’ll have another chance to try as a new established has opened up inside Whole Foods.
A lot of progress is being made on new construction shopping centers. Our latest news is about a shopping center in Clarksville. We know of three chains that are moving in. See the latest updates all in today’s post.
During these times, we may start seeing more virtual restaurants starting to appear. This is the first I’ve heard of the term but it makes plenty of sense. It’s a restaurant that has a full menu that exists online. They share kitchen space with another establishment and rely heavily on online platforms for orders. We now have one of these that serve lobster rolls (continue reading to know where). Now i’m intrigued, are there more virtual restaurants around?
Summer during COVID-19 is not fun. With the 2020 Howard County Fair cancelled, we’ll miss out on the farm animals, rides, and games. But there is one thing that you won’t miss out on… carnival food. We’ve found it: sausages, cheese fries, funnel cake, corn dogs, shakes, sundaes, soft serve and freshly squeezed lemonade. Everything that will fill my arteries for the next 50 years but totally worth it. Summer has arrived and it’s name is Goertze’s Dairy Kone.