It was rehearsal day. A time for me to drive around the beltway and head on up to Columbia. But of course, I had a splitting headache from the endless number of drinks last night. There were shots I believe, shots from my old friend Jameson. What a prick. So during my groggy drive, I did what you kids shouldn’t do at home, look up a place to eat while driving. It’s worse than texting. Come on, you’re pretty much looking at food porn. Porn and driving should never go hand in hand (get it? I’m trying to be clever).
My search for a must-try-while-in Maryland came up with Sardi’s, a place for Peruvian charbroiled chicken. Oh my, did it hit the spot. These places have popped up all over the DC area. I remember first having it in Silver Spring, MD before it was taken over went to hell. However, all the new ones like Super chicken or Crisp and Juicy have done a great job in making this available everywhere. Sardi’s does the same having three different locations. But what set this one apart was, as you may have noticed, it’s got a 4.5 star review on Yelp.
Sardi’s Pollo a La Brasa
10433 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20705
Verdict: Yep, I’m making this place a must when I visit.
Afterwards it was up to the Elkridge Furnace Inn a restaurant slash wedding venue slash historical site in a tranquil setting outside of Baltimore. It has some pretty interesting history being part of the Underground Railroad. I wish I had more time to read up on the history to understand the importance of why the place was significant enough to be restored. Or even more so, restored to become a restaurant. But for us, it was about my brother’s wedding and what crazy things we were going to do in that quiet serene place. Dare I mention a Harlem Shake was involved? Happy Friday the 13th.
5745 Furnace Ave
Elkridge, MD 21075