Category: Reviews

Food and dining reviews!


Jessie’s Kitchen: Asian Fusion or Asian Fission?

Sorry I’ve been quiet, all you readers who totally come to this site to check up on new SOMD fads. I’m back with a review of the new family owned (presumably) restaurant in Leonardtown: Jessie’s Kitchen. I heard about Jessie’s Kitchen last week learning that it was next to the new Urban BBQ in Downtown Leonardtown. It was described to...


First Impressions of the Pax River Ale House

Ignore the distinctive curved front window of the former Shoney’s building and forget that the sign once read “CoCo Cantina” – this pub is a giant leap forward in quality from the location’s former selves. With 30 taps behind the bar to help you forget all the bad places that came before it and a menu with just as much...


Good Beer and Good Food at SAVOR 2016

This weekend I attended the SAVOR Craft Beer & Food Experience hosted at the National Building Museum. I’ve done a number of other large beer festivals, including the Great American Beer Festival and and the American Craft Beer Festival, but never SAVOR until now. I was aware of it through the occasional notification from the AHA, but the fairly hefty...


Flying Dog’s Dead Rise

Earlier this summer Flying Dog released Dead Rise, a new beer celebrating Old Bay’s 75th anniversary, which was brewed to taste like the quintessential Maryland spice. It’s a summer ale with an ABV of 5.6% and 25 IBUs. While initially extremely difficult to find in-store because of the high demand for the beer, I had assumed largely because of the...


Mission BBQ, Patriotic and Tasty

I thought I’d talk about a favorite place of mine. In California, MD in the San Souci Plaza Shopping Center sits a recently established barbecue joint that spills over with patriotism and support for our troops. Mission BBQ is a favorite of mine, a restaurant chain with just a few locations that definitely lives up to its name. Their apparent...