Here are the latest updates: an Indian restaurant that just opened, a deli that’s coming soon, and an American fare restaurant that just closed.
We’ve been on a deli craze recently at the Nom Nom family. We visited this deli in a small little shopping center in Clarksville. This place screams mom and pop shop where literally it is run by a husband and wife team. They couldn’t be more cute. They were so nice that Little Nom Nom actually had the courage to go up and talk to them (something he/she never does). The food is just as good as the service at Ruthie’s Deli and Cafe.
There’s a beautiful cozy space tucked in the back corner off of Dobbin Lane. This is where our next restaurant has settled in quite nicely, a big contrast to the surrounding auto repair shops and bustling shopping centers. The original shop started in Baltimore and has come to the Columbia area. They pride themselves on their baked goods, taking traditions from Austria. Roggenart is where you’ll find yourself lost in pastries, coffee, and conversation.
Maple Lawn is expanding. Which means more lovely restaurants. Here are some of the recent announcements in the area.
In a very sleepy town, surrounded by horses and open land, lies a gem of restaurant. You wouldn’t expect this restaurant to be here. Open for a couple of months now, Walkers Tap & Table is bringing American fare to Western Howard County.
We have a new sushi place, a bubble tea chain growing, and a confirmed rumor that we had before. I’m getting better at finding new updates and places but I still could use your help. If you have any tips or rumors, please let me know.
Since it’s still cold outside, we’ve been really hitting all the hot bowl of noodle joints in the area. So how could we not go to this place. It’s been a staple in Howard County for a long time, at least 18 years now. It has stood tall while many restaurants in its shopping center have come and gone. If you are looking for a place for your vietnamese and chinese cuisines, look no further than Pho Dat Thanh off of Snowden River Parkway in Columbia.
The Common Kitchen has been a staple to this website. It always had news to report, as it always had space for more vendors. The time has come that they have reached capacity. I’ll be sad, as I won’t be able to rely on them for restaurant updates anymore.
Today, we announce restaurant week, an event this saturday and a certain axe place opening.
The Common Kitchen in Clarksville added another healthy option to it’s army. Setup right across from Trifecto Bar, this vendor provides healthy customized poké bowls. Poké is a Hawaiian dish featuring small diced raw fish (for the non raw fish eaters, do not worry, they have you covered). I am a big fan of poké and when poké bowls started becoming a trend, I couldn’t wait til they made their way here. Blowfish Poké is now open for business in Howard County, filling our bellies with yummy fish.
Here’s a couple of new openings that sprung up in the area during the past month or two. The last restaurant is now open at the Common Kitchen and a fast food wings place has opened up in Columbia.
Ramen has always been near and dear to Mrs. Nom Nom and mine’s heart. But without a place to go in Howard County, we would be forced to travel to Rockville or Wheaton to satisfy our cravings. When this restaurant opened, we couldn’t be happier. This was one of the first ramen only restaurants in Howard County. The timing was just right, as ramen shops were beginning to become popular. Uma Uma opened off of route 40 in Ellicott City to fill the ramen void.
If you had the pleasure to visit or live in New York in the past decade or two, you may have heard of this place. They started from a small hot dog cart to what is now over 200 locations. They’ve had huge success in one of the toughest food competitive cities and have now opened in Howard County. They’ve opened at the Columbia Mall across the parking lot near Kung Fu Tea and Bonchon Chicken. Just 1 of 4 locations in Maryland, The Halal Guys serves up fast and simple halal food.
We have a couple of openings over at the Clarksville Kitchen. Also, if you didn’t know we’re trying to complete a listing of places that are open during the holiday hours. Check out the Holiday Hours Page. We won’t have any posts next week but I’ll try to keep the holiday hours page updated.
To find a Korean shop that isn’t on Korean Way or originate from there, is rare. Of all places, this place has roots in Columbus, Ohio. But they are doing something right, having 37 locations in DC and 6 states. This is the fourth location in Maryland, first in Howard County. This restaurant is located on robot statue alley of the mall (is there a real name for this section?). Bibibop provides simple and healthy choices that you customize to build your own bibimbap.
I read somewhere that chinese take out places outnumbered McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s combined. Howard County isn’t shy of the number of chinese take out places but this place has gotten our fair share of business. Tucked into the corner of Enchanted Forest is this small little shop. China Taste offers all the great staples one would look for in a chinese take-out place.