Howard Magazine - Page 42 - Dining

Howard Magazine
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Dining

COMPILED BY VALERIE BONK For Howard Magazine

 

Everyone has a spot where the food is on point, the service is superb and the ambience never fails to delight. More than 2,000 people voted in Howard Magazine’s Best Restaurant readers’ poll in 2018, selecting favorites in 45 categories. Below, we present the eateries that earned top votes, and we share a little about what makes some of the county’s best spots oh-so-special.

 

Ambience: Iron Bridge Wine Co. Cozy restaurant with a seasonal New American menu and a robust wine collection. 10435 MD-108, Columbia. 410-997-3456. ironbridgewines.com.

 

Bakery: Kupcakes & Co. Bakery offering gourmet cupcakes and custom cakes. 6010 Meadowridge Center Dr., Elkridge and 12250 Clarksville Pike, Suite D, Clarksville. 443-552-3033. kupcakesco.com.

 

Bar food: The Ale House Columbia Restaurant offering dozens of craft brews and a wide-ranging American menu. 6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia. 443-546-3640. thealehousecolumbia.com.

 

Barbecue: Mission BBQ Casual chain featuring barbeque, ribs, sandwiches and all American food and takeout decorated with memorabilia honoring soldiers and first responders. 3410 Plumtree Drive, Ellicott City. 443-574-7333. 6270 Columbia Crossing Cir., Columbia. 443-832-6180. mission-bbq.com.

 

Breakfast: Eggspectation Restaurant, cafe and bar chain featuring an egg-focused breakfast menu as well as lunch and dinner fare. 6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City. 410-750-3115. eggspectation.com.