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.
Not as many updates this time. I have a theory that the cold and the holidays are slowing down the amount of new announcements. Don’t worry there are plenty of places still coming very soon. Check the past updates in case you missed any. If you’re all caught up, today’s post has 1 new opening and 1 upcoming.
We’ve covered a couple of restaurants that have found Howard County as a great second home. This particular restaurant is a prime example of that. Hailing all the way from Montreal, this restaurant chose Ellicott City as their first in the US. They have expanded since then across the DelMarVa area and one in Texas. This is the ultimate brunch restaurant. They serve almost everything, from burgers to french toast to crepes to steak. What’s brunch without eggs? Well they have plenty of those, their name won’t let you forget that, Eggspectation.
With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, we’ll be taking a break this week. I’m dreading that Boston Market line. Mrs. Nom Nom’s family gets ham at Honey Baked Ham in Ellicott City. Are there any food traditions or places you go during Thanksgiving?
We just want to take a moment and say a big thank you to all the readers out there. It’s amazing to get such a warm welcome from all of you. From the Nom Nom family to yours, have a great Thanksgiving. Eat lots of Nom Nom!
Today’s updates have some interesting locations coming up. We have a pizza place that will have a self service tap for beer and wine. Hot Pot where you cook your own food right in front of you with your own small pot. And a place that you throw sharp axes at a wall.
It has been a long time since I’ve had this much excitement waiting in line for food. Once I found out about this place, I got there as fast as possible. Ssong’s Hotdog has brought the Little Nom out of me. I’ve never had Korean hot dogs before and Howard County has never had a place like this before. So you can bet that the first chance I got, I bolted over to the Columbia Mall to try.
Some really cool places in Elkridge have opened up, part of a revitalization of Main Street. Both places are in the same building 5782 Main St, Elkridge, MD 21075. This is just the beginning of plans to bring new life into historic Elkridge.
This restaurant has exploded in the past couple years. Originating from Rockville, it’s amazing to see how many locations have spread across the nation. The restaurant is in 12 states with over 87 locations and more coming soon. It shows that the concept of this restaurant works. If you haven’t had Cava yet then rush to Columbia.
With the cold air now here, that’s maybe why the amount of updates are cooling down. But we still have a bunch of restaurants and food among us. Here’s the latest news. And a couple of firsts for the website, an event update this saturday and a submitted tip from a reader.
Tucked away at the far end of route 40 west is a great korean establishment that one can easily pass over. For those that can’t read korean (which I do not), it is very intimidating to know if you are at the right place. The sign is white with red korean characters and the only english words are “Korean Cuisine” below it. The windows are covered in vinyl decals that offer no visibility inside. You can peek through the door but you will only see a narrow hallway lined with sparse shelving to the left and the glow of fluorescent lights coming from refrigerator units to the right. This is Yet Nal House.
We have 1 coming soon and 1 open now and 1 tip. These updates are offering some great tasting treats. I’m breaking a rule on this post, hopefully you don’t hold it against me.
Mrs. Nom Nom and I are not big drinkers. Social drinkers at most. Unfortunately, I won’t talk much about drinks when talking about places we go visit. But today is not the case. We went to a place that has all sorts of beer. And may I add, it had some of the smoothest tasting beer I have ever had. Although this is not a restaurant, we still had an amazing night out. When you get a chance go to Manor Hill Brewery in Columbia.
The new construction in Merriweather is adding a lot of opportunities for businesses. With the big announcement of Busboys & Poets comes the announcement of three more restaurants. The area is filling out nicely with more shops to come.
Once we had Little Nom, our life changed. One of those things were how we decide what to get for dinner. Mrs. Nom Nom and I have very similar taste buds and we love every type of food. Little Nom did not get that trait. So when there’s a place that gets Little Nom’s stamp of approval, you know it’s a keeper. Modern Market is one of of our favorite places to go as a family for dinner.
Some great additions to the updates list. 2 coming soon and 1 open now. Something that we’re seriously lacking is African food and can’t wait for this new restaurant to open. We’re also in a brewery fad so plenty of choices in our area.