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410-692-0201, savorydeli.com) for sandwiches and salads. Try Black Forest Taphouse (2410 Pleasantville Road, Fallston, 443-299-6206, blackforesttaphouse.com) when you have time to sit down and grab a meal (and a beer) with your family or the rest of the team.

 

Churchville and Eastern Bel Air
 

Where you might play:
 

Bel Air: Cedar Lane Regional Park, Harford Sports Complex, Prospect Mill Park, Schucks Regional Park
Churchville: Churchville Recreation Complex

 

Where to eat:

 

These fields are near tons of options in and around downtown Bel Air, including JD’s Smokehouse North (2235 E. Churchville Road, 410-734-7900), just down the street from Harford Sports Complex, andMain Street’s Black Eyed Suzie’s (119 S. Main St., 443-371-7993, black-eyed-suzies.com) and Looney’s Pub (312 S.Main St. 410-803-7080, looneyspubmd.com). Broom’s BloomDairy (1700 S. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air, 410-399-2697, bbdairy.com) is also a popular stop for post-game ice cream.

 

Bel Air North and Forest Hill

 

Where you might play:
 

Forest Hill: Friends Community Park, Harford Sports Performance Center, Hickory Park
Bel Air North: Blake’s Venture Park, Forest Hill Recreation Complex

 

Where to eat:

 

The Lodge Restaurant & Bar (2119 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, 410-838-2240, thehickorylodge.com) is a go-to post-game spot for local athletes and their parents, who appreciate the extensive beer list. Family-owned Wargo’s Restaurant & Tavern (308 E. Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill, 410-879-9747) is right down the street from Harford Performance Center and has homemade soups daily, along with pit beef, ham and turkey every weekend.

 

Southern county

 

Where you might play:
 

Abingdon: Box Hill South Park
Joppa: Robert Copenhaver Park
Edgewood: Edgewater Village Park, Maryland Sports Arena
Belcamp: Belcamp Park
Aberdeen: Hollywoods Park

 

Where to eat:

 

This stretch of Route 40 includes several quick Italian options like the centrally located Venetian Palace (1901 Tree Top Drive, Edgewood, 410- 679-2330). When playing near the southern tip of the county, family-owned Sapore Di Mare (504 Joppa Farm Road, Joppa, 410-538- 8066, saporedimare.com) is a go-to for pizza, pasta and salads. The Bull on the Turf (2723 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, 410-676-5979) is conveniently located across from Maryland Sports Arena and known for its pit beef.

 

Aberdeen, Darlington and Havre de Grace

 

Where you might play:
 

Darlington: Darlington Park, Emma Rockey Park, Francis S. Silver Park
Aberdeen: Carsins Run Park
Havre de Grace: Chapel Road Park

 

Where to eat:

 

If you’re playing in Aberdeen or Havre de Grace and have time for a sit-down meal, hit MacGregor’s Restaurant (331 St. John St., Havre de Grace, 410-939-3003, macgregorsrestaurant.com) for burgers and, as a bonus, a waterfront view. If you’re further west, grab pizza at Mr. Y’s Pizza N Fries (4202 Conowingo Road, Darlington, 410-457-4700, mryspizzanfries.com) or breakfast, lunch or dinner with an athletic twist at Ballpark Restaurant (3418 Conowingo Road, Street, 410-457-4304, ballparkrestaurant.com).

 

Jarrettsville, Street and White Hall

 

Where you might play:
 

White Hall: Norrisville Recreation Complex Street: Highland Park
Jarrettsville: Dr. James B. Rutledge Memorial Park, Fox Meadows Complex, Harford Polo Grounds, Jarrettsville Rec Baseball Fields

 

Where to eat:

 

For burgers, ice cream and other casual food after a game at Highland Park, check Eats & Sweets (305 Pylesville Road, Pylesville, 443- 424-0800, eatssweets.com) near North Harford High School. In White Hall, pickings are slim, but across the border in Baltimore County, The Fill ‘Er-Up (21307 York Road, Parkton, 410-357- 5362, thefillerup.com ) has made a name for itself as both a reliable gas station and a good place for burgers, sandwiches and other diner fare. In Jarrettsville, the Jarrettsville Creamery (1747 W. Jarrettsville Road, Jarrettsville, 410-692-5100, jarretsvillecreamery.com) is a convenient stop for sandwiches, salads and ice cream. Plus, the Fallston location of Basta Pasta is a short drive from the Polo Grounds and Fox Meadowfields.

 

Left: The main dining area at Basta Pasta in Fallston.

Below: The “strawberry balsamico” salad with baby spinach, strawberries, mozzarella, candied walnuts, red onions and aged balsamic vinegar.