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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Does Howard County have a good "Diner, Drive In or Dive?"

Probably the most popular show on the Food Network is "Diner, Drive Ins and Dives."  Host Guy Fieri travels the country looking for those food places that take food to an extreme or with a unique twist.  No cookie cutter chain restaurants on this show and that is what makes the show have an appeal that is irresistible.  Once you start watching you get hooked.  The only problem is that much of the food would kill you if you ate it regularly!

The good and bad of restaurants in our County is that like most modern suburban communities we have almost every chain restaurant out there today.  I have relatives who are thrilled when they visit that they can go to the Olive Garden.  What I would like is to be able to take them to a restaurant unlike any they have ever visited. Just like the sameness of the modern mall, chain restaurants are homogenizing us as a country.  

All of this leads me to say "Thank goodness for the blog HowChow!"  Being probably the most popular Howard County blog it saves all of us having to find the new or unique restaurant.  It has even informed us that R&R Taqueria, a carryout on Route 1, is going to be on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in the near future. If you want some authentic Mexican food try the food at this take out.  It is in a part of the Shell gas station at the intersection of Route 1 and 175.  Strange place for a take out but I have noticed how you are starting to see more of these small take outs popping up in gas stations around the County. Adding to this trend is the growing trend of ethnic food trucks parking near business parks and along Route 1.  Both of these trends are well covered by HowChow and have led me to some places that are unique.

Just curious if anyone knows of any place that could be nominated to appear on "Diners, Drive Ins or Dives?"

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