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Obrycki’s

April 27, 2009
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Fresh oysters

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Crabcakes – one broiled & one fried with a side of sour cream cucumbers and steamed veggies

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The BF took me and Wonton to Baltimore a few weeks ago. The original plan was to go to the aquarium, but by the time we were done eating our crabcakes at Obrycki’s, tickets were sold out! Not to worry, I spent the day kicking BF’s butt in arcade hoops at ESPN Zone and sipping coffee on the balcony at the waterfront Barnes & Noble. It was a fun date. We took Wonton on a long walk and he enjoyed all the attention he was getting everywhere we went. 

We decided on Obrycki’s for lunch because we heard they’re known for their authentic Maryland crabcakes. We thought they were ok. Kinda small and for $30 you get 2 crabcakes and 2 sides. I was a little turned off because I chomped down on a couple of those pesky shells that separate the meat. We also ordered the fried clambits and oysters for appetizers. The best part of the meal were the oysters for me. They were very fresh and jumbo sized. BF ordered a Obrycki’s house beer too. Pretty tasty.

Obrycki’s
1727 E. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD

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Jetty’s

April 27, 2009
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When I go out to eat, I tend to gravitate towards the seafood section of the menu if they have one. Scallops are my favorite and shrimp is my little brother’s. Our grandma – Popo – always mixes it up and heaps a huge pile of scallops on my brother’s plate if we’re having them. I miss that lady, can’t wait to see her.

Jetty’s in West Palm Beach, FL is an awesome seafood restaurant right on the water. Our friend took us there while we were visiting and the seafood was super fresh. The view of the lighthouse at night was pretty spectacular. We dined under outdoor heaters in February and it was very comfortable and romantical. Thanks E!


Makoto

August 22, 2008
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We went to Makoto for an early birthday dinner for the BF last night. This restaurant requires a credit card to make a reservation, dress code that is strictly enforced, and all patrons to wear their provided slippers upon entry. We ordered the 10 course chef’s dinner – $60 per person. The food makes it a very worthwhile experience as you can see from the pictures (click to see them full size). The sashimi course is missing from the gallery because I ate it before I remembered to take a picture, yes I’m a pig! It was 3 pieces of tuna, 2 pieces of yellowtail, and 2 pieces of flounder, in case you’re curious.

We also tried the warm poison fish fin sake – it numbs your tongue a little so don’t have too much 😉

I recommend going to this authentic Japanese restaurant for special occasions since it’s a little pricey. The wait staff is extremely attentive and pleasant, which makes for a delightful dining experience!

Makoto
4822 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007


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Quarterdeck Restaurant

August 22, 2008
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All you can eat steamed Maryland blue crabs for $34.95. This off the beaten path crab shack was a great place for a group of us to sit on the patio and eat crabs till the sun went down. We shared a bottle of white wine which went really well with the crabs. My midwest tastebuds can’t handle the excessive Old Bay seasoning, but I guess that’s how the natives like it here! It was really fun, but I think all you can eat crab is a once a year thing for me…

Quarterdeck Restaurant
1200 Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209