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Fuel for the field

Where to eat with the kids after the game

 

By KIT WASKOM POLLARD | For Harford Magazine
PHOTOS BY BARBARA HADDOCK TAYLOR

 

The whistle blows and kids run off the field. Whether they came out triumphant or suffered a crushing loss, they’re dirty, they’re grimy and they’re hungry.

 

As any dedicated parent of an athlete is aware, knowing where to grab the best post-game grub is also key.

 

Kristin DiCasagrande, a mom of four and longtime volunteer with the Fallston Recreational Council, is so busy with sports on some days that she’ll hit local restaurants for more than one meal.

 

“Savory Deli is so good,” she says. “I’ll maybe go there twice on Saturdays during basketball season when I’m running back and forth to games. And Basta Pasta and Italian Sensation for pizza and subs.”

 

She mostly relies on carry-out options, unless her kids are playing a tournament. “Then between games you might sit and have a beer,” she says. For that, she likes Black Forest Taphouse.

 

No matter where in Harford County you’re playing, you’ll be able to find a good post-game restaurant or two nearby. Here, we help you narrow down the choices.

 

Fallston, Joppa and Western Bel Air
 

Where you might play:
 

Fallston: Edgely Grove Park, Fallston Recreation Complex
 

Joppa: Reckord Road Park
 

Bel Air: Emmorton Elementary Park, Graybeal Fields, Kelly Field, Mountain Road Park, Tollgate Park, Tucker Field

 

Where to eat:

 

Take advice from Fallston sports mom Kristin DiCasagrande when you’re in this area and hit Basta Pasta (2745 Fallston Road, Fallston, 410-692-5200, bastapastamd.com) or Italian Sensation (2316 Belair Rd., Fallston, 410-877-8377, italiansensation.com) for pasta, subs and salads, Savory Deli (2801 Fallston Road, Fallston,